For auto enthusiasts, listening car talk radio shows is a great way to pass time in traffic or get through a grueling day in the office. They could provide information about lots of different cars, upcoming products, and even mechanical tips. For people who love the sound and look of American muscle, the best car talk podcasts and shows will feature discussions about classic cars. While there are lots of cars that those shows might talk about, some are certainly more popular than others.
1. 1969 Pontiac GTO
Every muscle car enthusiast will be familiar with the GTO. Known as The Judge, it was originally designed to provide young consumers with a cheap, fast car that they could enjoy. However, even the designers were surprised at how popular it became. The 69 version is equipped with a powerful 6.5 litre V8 engine that can pump out some 366 horse power.
2. 1970 Chevelle SS
The 1965 Chevelle was equipped with a powerful engine that allowed it to reach up to 375 bhp. However, for the frame of the car, there was simply too much power, and handling was a problem. Later, designers tweaked the concept with new brakes and a better suspension. In 1970, the Chevelle reached its peak performance and became one of the most recognizable muscle cars.
3. The Plymouth Barracuda
The Cuda had all of the power that a driver could ask for, but almost none of the handling. Though it was originally released in 1964, just a couple of weeks before the Ford Mustang, it became more popular in 1970 because of its sexy shape and serious power under the hood. Owners had the option to install an engine that could give them up to 425 hp. However, all that power came at a price as the Barracuda might be discussed on car talk radio shows for lacking handling.
4. Dodge Charger
Bo and Duke, of Dukes of Hazzard fame, were hardly the only Americans to cruise around in the Dodge Charger. In the year it was introduced, 1966, 37,000 bought the powerful machine. Though it was rated at just 425 hp, the seven litre Hemi consistently put out 500 and could reach 60 mph in just five and a half seconds. Dodge is trying to recapture some of that magic with the newest line of Chargers, but that might be difficult.