American sports cars are known more for their muscle than their handling prowess, but there remains a subset of high performance heavy metal in the U.S. that has been designed not just to blow up dyno charts but also scarf down a road course without breaking a sweat. This new generation of American sports cars includes special editions of old stalwarts, all-new designs, and a few boutique brands that have quietly made names for themselves in the annals of speed. Let’s take a quick look at 8 of the best American sports cars
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
New for this year, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (recently added back to the lineup after the Camaro’s full redesign in 2016) is in many ways the Bowtie brand’s answer to the most powerful Mustang on the market. The Camaro ZL1 features numerous upgrades over the base model, and comes powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission. This potent combination offers 640 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque, for those who want their American muscle as pure and traditional as possible.