Muscle cars are part of an enduring high-speed American subculture that originated in the 1960s. But the era is far from over, and modern-day muscle cars for 2014 are making their debuts in showrooms at this very moment.
Karl Brauer, a senior director at the car valuation and analysis company Kelley Blue Book, provided his list of classic muscle cars in April. Today, CNBC.com presents his list of muscle cars for 2014, and what consumers can expect to pay for them.
"When it comes to American muscle cars they sure don't make them like they used to ... they make them much better," he said. "With engines capable of producing between 400 and 650 horsepower, and zero-to-60 times approaching 3 seconds, the modern American performance car could chew the original 1960s versions into tiny bits of bias-ply rubber, and that's in a straight line. Throw in some turns and hard braking and your classic American muscle car offers as much control and precision as a napalm blast."
That's quite an endorsement, but can these new vehicles really compare with the classics that Brauer ran down for us six months ago? Read CNBC.com's list of top modern-day muscle cars to find out.
By Daniel Bukszpan
Updated 25 Oct. 2013
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