Muscle cars used to be ultra masculine sedans with super hefty V8s under the hood. Today, the definition has become a bit looser, as we usually tend to consider a car “muscular,” as long as it seats 4 and offers some intense horsepower and pickup. Although it was tough, we decide to narrow down the massive list of higher end cars that fall into this category, to what we think are the top 3.
1. Jaguar S-Type R
So, maybe in the old fashioned sense of the word, this Jaguar is not a muscle car, but we couldn’t help but include it in this short list as it out-raced top muscle cars in the 60′s. On top of that, it’s agile, stylish, and ultra luxurious, which certainly doesn’t hurt our attraction to it. After all, who can resist that patented grill and headlights?
2. Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
It never ceases to floor us how quick the E55 AMG is off the line, while remaining as upscale and sophisticated as ever. It’ll make you forget about a 0-60 rating, and make you focus on 0-150. Yes, it is that fast. We guarantee nobody will be laughing at your rev of the engine at a stoplight.
3. BMW M3
Finally, there the BMW M3. Really, what’s there not to like about this vehicle. It’s nimble, it’s compact, and it delivers a whopping 333 hp. Not to make you nervous, but we have no doubt the valet guy will get a kick out of parking this one.