With up to 400 horsepower, the Pontiac GTO kickstarted the muscle car era and became an American icon.
Carroll Shelby transformed the Mustang into a true muscle car with the 428 Cobra Jet powered GT500.
Chevrolet struck the right muscle car formula with the horsepower-stuffed Chevelle SS models.
Olds 442 combined speed and luxury with available big block V8s pushing out up to 400 horsepower.
The iconic Dodge Charger R/T defined the ultimate muscle car with Coronet-derived styling and street-dominating Hemi power.
Buick offered serious performance in its Skylark GS with options like the 300 horsepower 400 V8.
The Cyclone GT and Spoiler packed up to 335 horsepower to give Mercury its slice of muscle car glory.