Ford and Chevy have made some really sick Mustangs and Camaros respectively in the past few decades.
One example of a great Ford Mustang is the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. “As the most powerful and quickest factory Mustang ever, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 blends modern sports-car performance with iconic muscle-car presence,” notes Car and Driver. With the manufacturer’s recommended selling prices starting at $73,995, this latest Mustang’s supercharged V-8 makes a gargantuan 760 horses.
An example of a cool Camaro is the 2018 Camaro ZL1. A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 power plant that summons some 650 horses is what defines this breathtakingly handsome muscle car. This immense engine also provides 650 pound-feet of torque that allows the car to sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds and gives it an 11.2-second quarter-mile time
Here are the 15 sickest Ford Mustangs (and 5 Chevy Camaros that might be better).
20 Ford Mustang Boss 429
The 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 is one of the sickest – and one of our favorite – Mustangs ever produced. This car was developed for use in the NASCAR championship and featured some 500 horsepower under its hood. It is a rare car to find today as only a few were made.
19 Ford Mustang 289 HiPo
In 1964, when Ford came out with the Mustang, people’s jaws dropped because of the cars striking looks and cheap prices. However, gearheads were not too happy with the anemic engine and that’s where Ford decided to bring Carroll Shelby aboard. Shelby ramped up the engine and the 289 HiPo or High Power was born in 1965. We think the car is gnarly!
18 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
The 3rd generation of the Mustang that sprung up in 1969 focused on three pure muscle cars – the Mach I, the Boss 429 and the Boss 302. The Boss 302 was manufactured between ‘69 to ’70 and packed the legendary 428 Cobra Jet engine under the hood. This monster produced 350 horses.
17 Ford Mustang II King Cobra
The Ford Mustang II King Cobra faced a lot of ridicule but we have to understand that it faced many elements such as a biting recession and a dying muscle car movement. Under the hood, a 5.0 V8 to a four-speed manual transmission was fixed by Ford along with a shocking body kit that collectors hold in high esteem today.
16 Ford Mustang 2000 SVT Cobra R
The Ford Mustang 2000 SVT Cobra R is one of the sickest Mustangs ever produced by Ford, and it’s a rare edition as only 300 units were ever made. They made these units specifically for racing drivers. It featured a 5.4-liter V8 engine that produced 385 horses and 385 lb-ft of twist.
15 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
In 2003, Ford came up with the SVT Cobra. However, this time, it wasn’t a limited edition car; it was available to other people other than racing drivers and teams. It had a supercharged 4.6-liter engine that made 390 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. It only took 4.7 seconds from 0-60 mph.
14 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H
The GT-H was a special edition Mustang that paid homage to the 1966 GT350 that was painted black with gold stripes in the middle. The GT-Hs were just regular GTs that have 19 more horsepower, and just like the 1966 GT350, Ford offered the GT-H as a rental from select locations.
13 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
By the time 2012 rolled around, people had started missing the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302. Therefore, Ford responded with the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 that produced 444 horses upon summoning. This same engine emitted 380 lb-ft of torque. It also had a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
12 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
“Under the hood of the new Mustang, there was a surprise. It was a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Ford offered as a middle model. They slotted it between a V6 and 5.0 V8,” states Motor Junkie. This engine produced 315 horses of nothing but pure and superb performance.
11 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 R
Closer to the Porsche GT3 – as far as handling and cornering go – the Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 R is a sick sports car that carries a 5.2-liter engine under the hood. This 526-horsepower power plant enables the car to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds.
10 Ford Mustang McLaren M81
Ford got together with McLaren in Michigan to develop a powerful street racer by ramping up the regular 2.3-liter turbo engine into a highly-tuned turbo engine. “To do that, they would add a race-tuned suspension, lightweight body, and a host of other modifications,” adds Motor Junkie. In the end, the engine produced a sizeable 190 horses.
9 2018 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Ford reintroduced its legendary 5.0-liter V8 engine into the Mustang GT. The Coyote engine featured all of the modern engine technology, and was enough to take the car from nil to 60 miles per hour in just under four seconds. The V8 also produced 460 horses under the hood.
8 Ford Mustang Bullitt
The Bullitt is a striking muscle car to look at. It owes its origins to the Bullitt movie where Steve McQueen’s Highland Green 1968 Fastback featured in a car chase scene. Ford has continued to produce this cool car, with editions coming out in 2003, 2008, and 2019.
7 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500
“As the most powerful and quickest factory Mustang ever, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 blends modern sports-car performance with iconic muscle-car presence,” notes Car and Driver. With the manufacturer’s recommended selling prices starting at $73,995, this latest Mustang’s supercharged V-8 makes a gargantuan 760 horses.
6 1968 Ford Mustang California Special
Auto dealers convinced Ford to make a Mustang specifically for California, and in 1968, the Blue Oval yielded. The Ford Mustang California Special was born. “Only a few of these vehicles hit the market, so they’re hot among today’s collectors,” notes Car Covers. The California Special has been reinvented for 2019. Check it out!
Now, here are 5 Chevy Camaros we absolutely adore.
5 2019 Camaro Turbo 1LE
The 2019 Camaro Turbo 1LE attacks 0-60 miles per hour in 5.1 and summons 275 horses from its turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine. It is one of the coolest Camaros ever created by Chevrolet, and is probably better than most Mustangs.
Motor 1 states, “the new entry-level performance trim, assuming it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $35,000, should make track rats out of any consumer, young or old.”
4 1970 Camaro SS
“The fourth-gen Camaro SS, built from 1998 to 2002, came powered by an aluminum-block LS1 V8 rated at 305 to 325 horsepower, depending on how you spec’d it,” states Motor 1. This sports car produced some 320 ponies under the hood and a maximum 345 pound-feet of torque.
3 2016 Camaro RS
The 2016 Camaro RS represented the sixth-generation Camaro, and it came with a drastic change – a new platform. “Whereas the outgoing fifth-gen model was less appealing to drive with anything other than a powerful V8, the sixth-gen Camaro, even in its most basic trim, blurred the lines between muscle car and sports car – and continues to do so,” says Motor 1.
2 1970.5 Camaro Z/28
The 1970.5 Camaro Z/28 was not only a really cool car on the exterior, it also packed a punch under the hood. Its new and improved LT1 V8 engine summoned 360 horsepower, which was even more powerful than the 350-horsepower Camaro SS. This new V8 engine was a step up from the 302-cubic-inch V8.
1 2018 Camaro ZL1
A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 power plant that summons some 650 horses is what defines this breathtakingly handsome muscle car. This immense engine also provides 650 pound-feet of torque, which allows the car to sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds and gives it an 11.2-second quarter-mile time