It's time to list the most badass examples of classic muscle cars, from all manner of Mustang to Challenger, Trans Am, and maybe even a Firebird or Nova.
If you're a cynic, it's easy to write off most muscle cars as simply classic cars with over-inflated egos, but don't kid yourself. By today's standards, the baddest of these bad boys are still indisputably fast. Even in bone stock form on ancient bias-ply tires, there isn't a car on this list that wouldn't give most modern cars a serious scare in the stoplight tango.
But being bad is more than just going fast; anybody can do that. Badness is an aura, a sense of sinister purposefulness that applies less to today's carbon-fiber hypercars than to rusted machetes and weathered AK-47s. Badness isn't about finesse or sophistication - it's about brute force, terrifying power, and single-minded inevitability.
Badness says to scoffing cynics, in a voice of grinding gravel: "I'm taking you down, or taking you down with me. Your pick." Now it's your pick. Rank the most fearsome examples of American muscle from the golden era. Then check out the best vintage Japanese cars ever made.