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Americana Mania? Why we are obsessed with burgers and muscle cars

Car enthusiasts have always had a soft spot for classic muscle cars. But, following the current craze for American diners, will we see more American influences on our roads?

The Ford Mustang is the quintessential American muscle car

The Ford Mustang is the quintessential American muscle car

The obsession with all things USA is ramping up, especially if you’re a foodie – American diners are popping up all over the UK. We are more than happy that one of America’s best exports is making a name for itself across the food blogosphere.

Bread Meats Bread Bread Meats Bread, a new addition to Glasgow’s city centre, serves up a mean burger.

This American burger rush has put us in the mood to reflect on America’s other greatest export – muscle cars. Not only has the USA blazed the trail for the best burgers on the market, they are also the king of the classic car. From the Chevy to the Mustang, America knows how to build an iconic piece of machinery.

The king of the American highway has been revamped for the 21st century, and may even be making more of a splash this side of the Atlantic. We have a selection of our favourites to share with you...

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

A classic muscle car, the Camaro has been brought back with a host of new features, and is also 300 pounds lighter – handy for those Muscle car drag races.

Chevy Camaro

Ford Mustang GT

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, the Ford Mustang is by far the most iconic of the muscle cars. The 2015 GT made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and was the star attraction, showing exactly what American muscle cars are all about.

Ford Mustang

Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

With an emphasis on both luxury and performance, the Dodge Charger SRT8 gives a touch of elegance to the original Dodge.

Dodge Charger

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Cadillac CTS-V

The revamped Cadillac has its sights set on performance, with a whopping 556 horsepower engine that goes from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds. Impressive.


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Hannah Jack

Staff writer at Arnold Clark