9 American Muscle SUVs Taking Their Rightful Place on a Drag Strip in 2023

Pure American automaking is supposed to be about muscle cars, but since as of lately they have been missing from the portfolios of carmakers, SUVs had to take up the vacant spots. In today’s episode we will show you the most prominent muscle SUV from the US including all new and fan favorite models.

Untamed horsepower, incredibly fast acceleration and true potential to dominate the drag strip, this is what these giants are all about! Intrigued? Then subscribe to #AutomotiveTerritoryDailyNews and lets start the engines!

#1 2023 Cadillac Escalade V

2023 Cadillac Escalade V needs no customization since its factory-fitted 6.2L LT4 V8 is supercharged by a 2.7L Roots-type unit for a max output of 682 horses and 653 lb-ft.

#2 2023 Hennessey Ford Bronco Velociraptor 500

Hennessey Ford Bronco Velociraptor 500 is based on the 400-hp Ford Bronco Raptor and is fitted with enhanced air induction, new high-capacity intercooler with a blow-off valve, Hennessey special EMS tuning and a seriously modified free-flow exhaust.

#3 2023 Ford Mustang Mach E GT

If there is any Mach E that deserves to carry the Mustang moniker then it is definitely the GT trim. This performance focused version of Ford’s electric crossover is attempting to live up to the iconic heritage of the Pony GT by fully utilizing the full potential of the dual motor all-wheel drive powertrain.

#4 2023 Dodge Hornet

The first all-new Dodge in 10 years, the 2023 Dodge Hornet builds on the Stellantis Small Wide 4×4 LWB platform with powertrains from Alfa Romeo Tonale.

#5 2023 Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

2023 Chevrolet Blazer EV SS is the top performer of the lineup that should offer 557 horsepower, 648 lb-ft and under 4 seconds 0 to 60 acceleration in the sportiest WOW or Wide Open Watts mode.

#6 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat returns for another year, offering 2 new trim levels, Plus and Premium. As before, it is propelled by the supercharged 6.2L V8 with 710 horses.

#7 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

This is the only Wrangler with a 6.4L HEMI V8 that has won the title of the 4-wheeler SUV of the year in 2022. The Rubicon 392’s rumbling mill makes 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft, which ensures a 4.5 seconds 0 to 60 time.

#8 2023 Rivian R1S

The long overdue R1S is positioned as a family friendly adventure vehicle, but given that its quad motor powertrain can make up to 800 horsepower, it rightfully deserves a title of a muscle SUV.

#9 2023 Tesla Model X Plaid

Years go by, but Tesla manages to retain the status of the world’s quickest SUV regardless electric or internal combustion. The latest achievement of Elon Musk’s engineers is the X Plaid; a 6-seater with three high performance motors.

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