It’s one of the great debates in the automotive world. Some say the V8 muscle car was invented in the 1950s with cars like the Rocket 88 Oldsmobile, while others are sure it was the 1964 Pontiac GTO that gave birth to these high-performance machines. Either way, everyone agrees it was the American car companies that created this class, but now automakers from all over the world feed our lust for power and the unmistakable rumble of a V8 engine.
Today, V8-powered muscle cars are more powerful and more popular than ever, and brands like Dodge, Chevrolet, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz are in the middle of a horsepower war for supremacy that has driven engine output to almost 800 hp. Here are our picks for the top 10 V8 muscle cars of 2019.