Close your eyes and imagine the most American things you can think of. Three things will pop into your mind: hamburgers, Johnny Cash, and muscle cars.
Yes, we Americans love our muscle cars.
Unlike most other performance cars, which are ostentatious and flashy, there’s something incredibly honest and liberating about a muscle car – something that is difficult to describe in words. That low slung profile, that throaty engine growl and monstrous straight line performance. That’s what muscle cars are about. If we had to describe them in one word, perhaps “cool” would be the most appropriate one. Yes, muscle cars are just really cool.
While muscle cars have always been adored in the United States, they’ve often been made the subject of ridicule by European and Asian car enthusiasts.