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Muscle Car Brands that Need to Make a Comeback

Muscle Car Brands that Need to Make a Comeback

We’ve lost a lot of amazing brands to fate, but what if these made a comeback?

The age of the muscle car is long gone as emissions, practicality, and motion-sensing take up the majority of the consumer space. It is understandable as the modern car has sophisticated comforts that were thought of as space-age technology thirty years ago. However, automakers gave in to the mainstream tradeoff, leading to bland design languages and lackluster engagement on the road. The muscle cars of the past were manual, heavy, and quite loud. Brands that based their flagships on this formula only appealed to a niche market, which often led to discontinuation. Muscle car automakers that survived the technological blitz had to rethink and diversify, resulting in acquisitions or partnerships that completely changed their offerings to the market. In an ideal world, of course, the old-time rock and roll brands would still produce their cars for willing buyers. The following is a list of those that are gone but not forgotten.

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A 1,000 Hp Halo Warthog Vs Twin-Turbo V-6 DeLorean DMC12

A 1,000 Hp Halo Warthog Vs Twin-Turbo V-6 DeLorean DMC12

Cinema meets video games in this Warthog vs DeLorean drag race by Hoonigan

Just in case you are tired of watching drag races, Hoonigan has raised the bar by pitting two real-life versions of fictional vehicles against one another. The two contenders couldn’t be any different even if they wanted. The famous Warthog, which is a military vehicle from the Halo franchise takes on probably the fastest DeLorean in the world. One is One of the cars has twice the horsepower, but also twice the weight, while the other isn’t exactly famous for its reliability. Regardless, the results are definitely interesting.

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2022 Lexus LX 600 is America's Posh Twin-Turbocharged Land Cruiser Successor

2022 Lexus LX 600 is America’s Posh Twin-Turbocharged Land Cruiser Successor

While North America won’t be getting the all-new Land Cruiser 300 anytime soon, the all-new Lexus LX 600 will definitely be a worthy successor.

Americans have a soft spot for the Lexus LX, thanks to its genuine off-road capability and bulletproof reliability while still offering a high degree of luxury. The all-new 2022 Lexus LX 600 carries on that tradition whilst also debuting a number of firsts for the Lexus brand.

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2022 2022 Genesis G90

2022 2022 Genesis G90

Genesis keeps up the pressure and their G90 aims to give its German rivals more than a run for their money

Genesis may have only been around for only five years, but it has already proved it can give “the old dogs” a run for their money. Not only are they not stopping but they are, once again, taunting the German trio in a very bold move. The Korean luxury brand was caught doing cold-weather testing in Sweden with a new Genesis G90 executive sedan. Mercedes recently brought out the new S-Class, while Audi is preparing an updated A8. We also know that BMW is about to give us a new 7-Series very soon, so it will be interesting to see how the all-new Genesis G90 will fare.

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AMG Still Sees A Future For Its V-8 Engine, Despite All Evidence to the Contrary

AMG Still Sees A Future For Its V-8 Engine, Despite All Evidence to the Contrary

According to Mercedes’ CEO, AMG’s V-8 engines are here to stay until at least 2031

Over the coming decade, several automakers have already pledged to transition to electric vehicles. As the industry now makes this shift to EV’s, Mercedes Benz is also taking a forward-thinking approach.

With the German automaker set to become an electric-only marque by 2030, the company has already halted the development of new combustion engines in order to devote more resources towards the shift to electrification.

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The Most Underrated German Engines of All Time

The Most Underrated German Engines of All Time

These are some of the best and maybe even underappreciated German engines to ever hit the market

German engineering has been severally praised for being some of the best in the automotive world. It may have something to do with the fact German automakers do not generally compromise on anything. Germany is also the home of some of the best automotive brands, including Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Audi. It goes without saying that performance is one of the reasons behind this, so German engines are thought of as engineering marvels. The following are some of the best engines German brands have provided the market.

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Watch Two Tuned Performance Wagons Go For The Kill In Epic Series Of Races

Watch Two Tuned Performance Wagons Go For The Kill In Epic Series Of Races

A Volkswagen Golf R Estate takes on an old-school Subaru WRX STI wagon on the drag strip

There are some performance wagons in the market today, like the Audi RS6 Avant, the Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate, and even the upcoming BMW M3 Touring. But, scout deeper and you’ll find loads of aftermarket performance wagons. Jamie from ‘Officially Gassed – OG’ found two hot ones and decided to pit them against each other. These are the Subaru WRX STI Wagon, which has been here before, and the Volkswagen Golf R Estate. They both make around 500 horses each and come with a ton of mods. Which wagon are you rooting for?

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Jaguar's three greatest designs by Frank Stephenson; the E-Type is not on the List

Jaguar’s three greatest designs by Frank Stephenson; the E-Type is not on the List

The famous Automotive Designer takes us through some of the British marques most celebrated automobiles

Automotive designer Frank Stephenson uses his YouTube channel to provide competent judgments and interesting ideas that help expand our knowledge on aesthetics and car design. In his latest video, he discusses the three models from one of my favorite car brands of all time, Jaguar.

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This Miniature Toyota Mirai Is UK's First Hydrogen-Powered RC Car

This Miniature Toyota Mirai Is UK’s First Hydrogen-Powered RC Car

Toyota wants to showcase its hydrogen prowess by bringing its fuel cell technology to a smaller scale

Toyota is proud of the achievements it has made when it comes to its hydrogen tech. Just over a week ago, the Toyota Mirai achieved a Guinness World Record by driving for 845 miles—the furthest distance ever traveled by a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) on just a single tank of hydrogen. Now though, Toyota is scaling down its hydrogen fuel cell technology, and we mean that quite literally.

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Chevrolet Performance announces new 10 liter ZZ632 Crate Engine that produces 1004 horsepower

Chevrolet Performance announces new 10 liter ZZ632 Crate Engine that produces 1004 horsepower

Here’s everything you need to know about Chevy’s new Crate engine

Chevrolet Performance has unveiled a new big-block ZZ632 V-8 crate engine with 632-cubic-inch or 10 liters of displacement, of that, produces, wait for it, a little more than 1,000 horsepower and a monstrous 876 pound-feet of torque.

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BMW Is Playing With Our Feelings By Equipping A Quad-Exhaust Setup On A Non-M X1

BMW Is Playing With Our Feelings By Equipping A Quad-Exhaust Setup On A Non-M X1

A camouflaged BMW X1 was recently spied with a quad exhaust setup, suggesting a BMW M35i is in the works

A BMW X1 prototype with a quad-exhaust setup was recently spied and it made us wonder if it is the SUV’s standalone M model. But, the company has stated in the past that there will never be a pure M model based on the front-wheel-drive platform. So, this means that the prototype that was spotted was an X1 M35i and not a full-blown M model. Well, not sure if we’re happy or sad seeing this camouflaged prototype.

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Ford Mustang GT and Mach 1 to lose 10 horsepower for 2022

Ford Mustang GT and Mach 1 to lose 10 horsepower for 2022

Stricter emissions regulations, specifically the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV III) regulations, have forced the blue oval brand to reduce the performance of the Mustang GT and Mach 1.

Politicians around the world are doubling down on their commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The United States is no exception, and this trend will definitely continue until we’ve achieved carbon neutrality or zero emissions. As the world heads toward this eco-conscious future, high-performance sports cars and supercars with gas-guzzling internal combustion engines (ICE) could soon be a relic of the past. The effect of these ever-stricter emission standards has led Ford to make performance changes to the Mustang GT and Mach 1.

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RUF Made A 911 EV Long Before Porsche And Everyone Forgot About It

RUF Made A 911 EV Long Before Porsche And Everyone Forgot About It

RUF actually made the first fully electric 911, before Porsche even considered it. They called it the eRUF Model A

Porsche is a brand mostly known for the 911 – a car everyone seems to have the habit of trying to reimagine these days. RUF has been quite successful at doing that and, even before Porsche started dabbling with the idea of a hybrid/electric 911, RUF went on to make their own – the eRUF Model A.

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The 2022 GMC Sierra Just Put The Competition In Check

The 2022 GMC Sierra Just Put The Competition In Check

The 2022 GMC Sierra will be offered in new ’Denali Ultimate’ and ’AT4X’ trims along with tech features like Super Cruise

GMC took the wraps off the 2022 Sierra today and it seems to be an impressive upgrade over the outgoing model. The company has introduced two new trims which are basically upgraded versions of the existing trims. One is the Denali Ultimate, and the other is the AT4X. Apart from this, there are a lot of tech upgrades as well, but the highlight of the lot is the introduction of the Super Cruise hands-free driver-assistance technology. If you had only the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and the Chevy Silverado shortlisted for your next truck purchase, well, skimping the 2022 Sierra will be a cardinal sin.

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