2018 SEMA Show: Pure Muscle
Muscle cars are the driving force behind the entire automotive aftermarket. Sure, there are other vehicle types, but the main focus for the entire industry begins with the muscle car. Whether it is for one of the originals or more at home installed on a late-model version, all of the performance parts begin in the realm of the muscle car.
While the purists will argue, the reality is that just about any sleek classic can be called a muscle car depending on what you do to it. The original concept was to take a budget factory model, drop in a bigger engine while keeping the rest of the car budget-oriented. Today, the last half of that statement is out the wing window, because in order to get the hottest factory options, you have pay for all the high-end upgrades as well. Otherwise you get saddled with the lowest performance engine, which is not what a true “muscle car” is about. Hence just about anything can be considered a muscle car, as long as you have the horsepower to back it up.
We scoured the car scene at the 2018 SEMA Show to bring together a group of eclectic muscle and pony cars for you. There are a few surprises in there, let us know what you think about our choices.
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