Top 5 Muscle Cars With The Most Attitude

If attitude’ were a car, muscle cars would be the embodiment of it. Nothing screams attitude more than a loud and powerful muscle car that can fly past any other car on the road. While there are many modern muscle cars out on the road today, a nod to classic cars that paved the way for performance is in order. Here are five muscle cars that imply an attitude of “get the heck out of my way”.

 

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR Fastback

shelbyThe KR’ part of the Shelby Mustang of 1968 stands for “King of the Road, and it certainly earned that title, with its over 400 horsepower engine and 440 pounds feet of torque. All that power was brought by its 428 Cobra Jet V-8 engine.

 

Shelby’s version of the Cobra offered several upgrades from the ones coming out of Ford’s manufacturing plants. A differently designed front end, rear end and hood provided a more aerodynamic body shape. Also notable were the use of fiber glass, which resulted in a lighter weight for the vehicle. Shelby’s use of Cougar tail lights also added to the style of the car. There is also a massive market for spare car parts for the shelby which makes restoration that bit easier.

 

1969 Camaro Z28

Camaro Z28Another classic muscle car automobile, the 1969 Camaro Z28 sleek body style and powerful engine made this car legendary. Out of the three available engines for Camaros that year, the most powerful of them was the one included with the Z28 package, a 302 cubic inch V8 engine conservatively rated at a solid 290 horsepower. The engine could actually produce 400 horsepower.

 

The 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28 had a few things that set it apart from other Camaros of the day, namely the more powerful engine. Among the other differences were its sporty body style. A cowl induction hood that sucked in air from the base of the windshield for not just a good look but also higher performance. Other notable exterior features were the spoiler, and hood/trunk racing stripes.

 

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Chevelle SSThe Chevy Chevelle was a muscle car built with the blue collar working man in mind. It had all the power and then some of the other muscle cars of its day, but it did so without all the flashy exterior aspects. It did not have showy paint jobs or unnecessary spoilers.

 

In 1970, when GM dropped an arbitrary cap on engine displacement, Chevy engineers went crazy with it and put together an incredibly powerful 450 horsepower engine for the Chevelle SS – and that was rated under its actual power. The Chevelle only lasted 10 years in production but the legend of the Chevelle lives on.

 

1970 Buick GSX with Stage-I Performance Pack

Buick Gran SportThe Buick GSX’s arrival landed smack dab in the middle of the muscle car horsepower wars of the 60s and 70s. Buick managed to produce and fit in the GSX the largest muscle car engine ever produced, a 455 cubic inch V8 monster. At 360 horsepower, it did not produce as much power as its engine size would suggest, but Buick did indeed push the envelope with this one.

 

2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Dodge ChallengerThis list wouldn’t be complete without a modern take on the muscle car. 2015’s Dodge Challenger mixes classic muscle car styling with a modern flair. It also produces an obscene amount of power, with an engine that boasts 707 horsepower and has 650 pound feet of torque. Not only that, but it does so with a lot more fuel efficiency than the classic muscle cars of the past.

Drivers With The Most Attitude

 

Road rage incidents may sound like unusually rare or violent. However, studies show that close to 1,000 people are killed or injured in road rage incidents across the nation each year. We have heard shocking tales of people being shot by enraged drivers, or even being run off the road. So which drivers are likely to be the most aggressive and who are likely candidates for road rage? Are they just normal people in their everyday lives who convert into maniacs behind the steering wheel? Or are they a certain type of people who are more prone to go ballistic on the road?

The majority of road rage candidates are relatively poorly educated men of ages 16 to 26 who have a history of violence or crime, and who also have problems with alcohol and/or drugs. A collection of credible statistics on road rage incidents reports that the road rage cases don’t distinguish very much between people with high or low income and/or education.

Many cases of road rage are likely to occur when drivers are going through some sort of emotional crisis like losing a girlfriend or job, suffering from an illness or injury, or going through a divorce. In perhaps what is the most surprising highlight of the report, it claims that men with blue BMW cars are more likely to be road rage candidates compared to motorists in any other cars. According to the report, the angriest drivers who many succumb to road rage often are male BMW drivers with their Range Rover counterparts coming in second. Blue was reported as the most aggressive colour then followed by black, green, silver, and red.

In addition, the peak time for drivers to become angry is 5:45pm on Fridays when trying to beat the rush-hour, and then the depressing Monday morning commute follows. Reports of run-ins with owners of Subarus 30%, Audis 28%, Vauxhalls 22%, and Land Rovers 20%, were also recorded.

Women said they lost their temper while driving three times a month on average, while men got angry on seven occasions. Most often, drivers expressed road rage by swearing and shouting, followed by obscene gestures and erratic driving.

It is not a surprise that rates of road rage and aggressive driving are on the rise across UK, as our society spends a lot of time commuting amidst more and more traffic. Surely, the longer one sits in traffic all boxed up in their car, the more likely they are to rage.

You might notice the physiological effects of road stress even if you never actually rage. These include such things as increased heart rate, upset stomach, headache, and muscle tension. Stress prepares your body for flight and danger; however, when you are stuck in a traffic jam with now place to run, those physiological effects end up causing you more harm than good.

Top 10 Countries With Rudest Drivers 

 

As long as you’re used to driving on the right side of the road, common sense tells you that you should have no problem adapting to driving in a foreign country. Experience tells us this is much easier said than done. Some countries offer a great driving experience, using a combination of great highways and roads and great drivers, while others seem dedicated to making your life behind the wheel a living hell. If you ever wondered where you should avoid renting a car and just take a bus, here is a list of the countries with the rudest drivers:

  1. Vietnam

If you ever find yourself in Vietnam, only rent a car if you’re looking for an adventure. Although locals seem to handle traffic pretty well, don’t be fooled – they have years of experience disobeying even the simplest rules. Chaos is just daily business to them, so be prepared to encounter everything from cut-offs to complete ignorance.

  1. Italy

As a general rule of thumb, all Italian drivers will consider themselves more important than you. That means that they’ll cut you off, honk at you and generally consider you a lesser participant in traffic on a daily basis. Learning to drive in Italy is an art which requires good balance between swearing, bold moves and ignoring scratches.

  1. Dominican Republic

Most people visit the island to relax and enjoy the seaside. If you do plan on participating in the hectic traffic of the island, prepare yourself for sudden lane changes, no signaling and lots of drunk drivers.

  1. Saudi Arabia

Driving at high speeds is dangerous as it is, but coupled with some of the rudest drivers on the planet who have no respect for the law makes Saudi Arabia a big no-go.

  1. Venezuela

Venezuela has the cheapest gas in the world, but ironically has no traditional public transportation. Instead, gypsy cabs called “Por Puestos” pick up people and move them on set routes. These cabs are usually driven by bored, middle-aged men who want nothing more than to end a day’s work as quickly as possible – and with as much adrenaline as possible, both for them and their passengers.

  1. Nigeria

Rude drivers and road fatalities usually go hand in hand. Nearly all African countries have lots of road fatalities, but Nigerian drivers are something special even considering African standards. Be prepared for frequent fights, yelling and overall lack of rules.

  1. USA

Surprised? Just think about all the senior citizens who can hardly see the road, all the busy soccer moms balancing 2 children while driving and all the teenagers who want to become rally drivers. Couple that with swearing and racism at every second corner.

  1. China

Huge. Traffic. Jams. Chinese drivers are not necessarily rude individually, but as a whole, they can eat you up very, very quickly.

  1. India

Drivers in India require little to no formal training. Couple this with their huge numbers, bad roads, and quick temper and you’re set for chaos. India is a loud country, no doubt about that – driving in India is 10 times louder than just living there.

1.Russia

The absolute winner in our list of rudest drivers, Russia is famous on YouTube for some of the funniest, most incredible and scariest traffic videos on the planet. You’ll find everything from tanks crossing highways, no street signs, drunk driving, and hit-and-runs. After a few minutes in Russian traffic, you won’t blame the people that record EVERY single second they spend on Russian roads. Thankfully, you won’t understand much of the swearing if you don’t speak Russian. But if one of them pulls a gun, just do the manly thing and run. Russia is not one of the best locations to get cheap car insurance with their premiums among the highest around.