It is impossible to speak of iconic muscle cars and not mention Dodge. Since the 1960s, the American automakers have produced some of the best muscle cars ever. Today, we have decided to compile a list of Dodge’s 15 sickest muscle cars, and of course, it includes the iconic Challenger and the legendary Dodge Charger, but we have also included some models that are less spoken about today, such as the 1979 Dodge Magnum, a powerful muscle car big enough for the whole family.
Today, Dodge still produces great muscle cars, but purists will surely tell you that they don’t make them like they used to. However, we’ve included both modern muscle cars as well as legendary models of the past, such as the Dodge Coronet, which still makes regular appearances in rap videos. Anyway, without further ado, let’s get straight to it!
15. Dodge Super Bee A12
The Dodge Super Bee A12 is an extremely rare muscle car produced by Dodge in 1968. It was a high-performance version of the popular Dodge Coronet and it came equipped with a standard V8 or HEMI engine. In 1969, however, it was fitted with an A12 engine able to produce 390 horsepower, making it an absolute animal.
14. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
The long-bodied 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T was the American automaker’s attempt at making a more upscale version of the Mustang, a car that was highly popular in America at the time. There are certain cars, especially muscle cars, that scream U.S.A. from top to bottom, and this is a perfect example.
13. 1970 Dodge Swinger 340
The 1970 Dodge Swinger 340 was the American automaker’s budget muscle car, and with a starting price of only $3,000, it was difficult to find something as powerful at that price. It is truly a performance car, with very few, if any luxury features, but at that price, you wouldn’t expect anything fancy.
12. 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
The 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat certainly looks intimidating, and it is just as fierce on the track. It’s a muscle car, but is also considered a sports car at the same time, and for a vehicle this powerful, it is surprisingly roomy and comfortable inside. Also, it comes with great technology and safety features.
11. 1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE
Any fan of muscle cars will tell you that the 1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE is one of the most iconic ones ever. Dodge did an amazing job of combining performance and luxury, with an engine able to produce a decent 375 horsepower. Some of the luxury features include vinyl bucket seats and a sporty steering wheel.
10. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is truly a thing of beauty. The Demon comes equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged engine able to produce a whopping 808 horsepower. It is insanely fast, with the ability to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a little more than two seconds.
9. 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Ever since they came up with the Dodge Charger, the American automakers knew they had really produced something special. Still, they decided to create an even more powerful version, the Charger SRT Hellcat, which comes equipped with an insane 707 horsepower engine. This beauty is truly one of the special muscle cars out there.
8. 1965-1967 Dodge Coronet
Today, the Dodge Coronet remains highly sought-after by muscle car collectors far and wide. Of course, the Challenger and Charger remain the most popular Dodge muscle cars, but the less-mentioned Coronet certainly deserves a spot on this list. It comes with an amazing V8 engine, and today, you might still see it in a couple of rap videos.
7. 1979 Dodge Magnum
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The 1979 Dodge Magnum was born as Dodge attempted to combine a muscle car with a station wagon. Not many remember this one, even though it is definitely one of Dodge’s best muscle cars in history. It has the typical muscle car look, but it can also fit your whole family in it. What more could you ask for?
6. 1964 Dodge Polara 2 Door Hardtop 318 V8
Doesn’t the 1964 Dodge Polara look like something out of the future? Well, that’s not by accident. It is called Polara as a reference to the space race, and just for its design alone, we felt like we couldn’t omit it from our list. Although it’s a coupe meant for everyday driving, its V8 engine is far from lacking.
5. 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8
In order to get back to its muscle car roots, in 2006, the American automakers brought back the Charger, but some were disappointed that it was only offered as a sedan. However, car enthusiasts’ frowns turned to smiles when they heard that there would be a Hemi SRT8 version of the amazing muscle car.
4. 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee Hemi
The 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee is already a rare muscle car, as only 5,054 were ever produced. However, those with a Hemi engine are even rarer, as only 22 were ever made by the American automakers. This two-door coupe was based on the popular Dodge Coronet, and it’s one of the last high-performance Chargers.
3. 1968 Dart GTS 440
The 1968 Dart GTS 440 might be a small car, but it moves like a bullet. It was based on the Dodge Magnum, except it was fitted with a V8 engine, and it was able to zip from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 5 seconds. Wouldn’t it be amazing to take this one out on the track today?
2. 1967- 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T 426 Hemi Convertible
If there’s any muscle car out there that is truly inaccessible, it's the 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T 426 Hemi Convertible, one of the rarest models ever. Only three of those were ever produced, one in 1967, and two in 1970. This was the very first time that a Dodge was given the R/T treatment.
1. 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
To finish our list, we decided to include one of the Dodge’s best-performing modern muscle cars. The Demon, which we have discussed earlier, is its predecessor, as you can’t buy a new one in 2020 anymore. It comes equipped with an engine able to produce 797 horsepower, so it certainly packs a punch.