Cars produced in the United States, have received particular popularity among motorists. Some drivers strive for comfort and prefer classic car models. Others want the car to be stylish and original. Also, there are those who like powerful cars. The US car market has a category of cars which will satisfy each driver – these are powerful American exotic cars. So, in case you decide to buy or pick up exotic car rental in USA for your upcoming trip, here’s the list of the best vehicles…
Hennessey Venom GT
The young company from Texas Hennessey Performance Engineering presented its first car Hennessey Venom GT in 2010. It’s designed on the basis of Lotus Exige concept car, and engine is developed by General Motors. Parameters of the power unit really amaze imagination. This seven-liter twin-turbo monster has the power of 1,400 hps, produces up to 1,745 Nm of torque, and managed by a manual transmission. The car shows excellent handling at high speeds. The Hennessey engineers showed their aerodynamic genius and created car with a drag coefficient of 0.4 Cx, which surprised the engineers of Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, who has performance scores of 0.42. The maximum speed shown by the Venom GT coupe is 435 km per hour.
This car from Ford has many fans, and it’s not without a reason – the Ford Mustang has become the American embodiment of the exotic car. The mid-size sports car appeared on American roads in the early 60s. In 1968, the first restyled model appeared, and later the concept was modified by the designer Shelby Carroll. Thus, the most powerful model in the Mustang lineup Shelby GT500 was released.
The technical characteristics of the power unit are impressive. In the model of 2014, the weight of which is only 1,734 kg, a 5.8-liter longitudinal gasoline engine with the power of up to 662 hps is installed. Manual 6-speed transmission provides full control of the engine. The speed of 100 kilometers per hour can be reached by Mustang in just 3.4 seconds, while the maximum speed is 330 km\h. This car remains the most desirable vehicle for the fans of comfort and ease, and for many years it remained inaccessible to European drivers. Only the sixth generation Mustang officially began to be supplied to the markets of Europe and Asia, which allowed Ford not to reduce production volumes.
Chevrolet Corvette is among the most powerful American sports cars. Since 1953, when first Corvette was manufactured, this sports car never gave up its positions. In 2013 the company has produced the 7th generation of legendary cars. The most prominent representative of Corvette was Z06 model, which is the fastest car from Chevrolet.
The technical equipment of the car is just impressive. Since the stock version of Corvette has about 400 hps onboard, the forced 7-liter engine of Z06 features 512 hps. The engine is assembled manually. It takes 3.8 seconds to accelerate Chevrolet Corvette to 100 km/h. The maximum speed of the car is 420 km/h.
Dodge Charger Daytona
The success story of Dodge Charger Daytona began in 1970, when the car became the winner of the NASCAR track races six times in a row. Chrysler’s car showed the maximum speed in the race – 300 km/h, which was an absolute record not only in America but also in the world. This model was called a radical muscle car due to the massive wing, installed in the back of the vehicle. After changing the regulations in NASCAR races in 1971, the car was discontinued, but the legend revival took place in 2006, when Dodge engineers presented the public with a new version of Charger Daytona.
It was a small batch of sports cars, which was created on the basis of SRT8. By 2013, it was released 400 models equipped with a 5.7-liter classic V8 HEMI engine. According to the parameters of the maximum speed, the car was able to reach the speed of 280 km/h, but this was not the manufacturer’s priority. For city streets and driving on the highway, this is quite a powerful car.
In 2017, after another restyling, Dodge released a special version of Dodge Charger Daytona. The car has a 6.4-liter engine featuring 485 hps of power and 644 Nm of torque. The maximum speed of 2017 Charger Daytona is 350 km\h.
Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
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Of course, the most powerful car among sedans can be called the representative legend of America – the famous Cadillac CTS-V. Cadillac has always been the embodiment of beauty, speed and exotic style.
The model has been produced since 2004 and annually participates in the world race of the Speed World Challenge, perfectly competing with sport sedans from Mercedes and BMW. It’s interesting to note that the restyling is done every three years, but the first Cadillac CTS-V in the 2004 configuration continues to remain on the production line.
Since 2015, the car has a marking of Cadillac CTS-V 6.2 and is equipped with a forced gasoline 8-cylinder engine with the power of 649 hps. The maximum speed of this five-meter monster is 330 km/h. All generations of the sedan feature an automatic transmission, but with such a maximum speed the mechanic transmission is not required.