1) 1981 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am
The Pontiac Trans Am is a model that has been widely popular for its television and movie appearances. However, the version that people have always focused on is the less-powerful naturally-aspirated 1977 Trans Am. As the second V8 engine to be equipped with a turbocharger on the American market, the Turbo 301 in the 1981 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am produces 210 horsepower and 345 pound-feet of torque.
2) 1981 Chevrolet Yenko Turbo Z
The 1981 Chevrolet Yenko Turbo Z is the rarest Yenko Camaro in existence. Developed by Don Yenko, only 19 Turbo Z models were created. The Yenko Turbo Z uses a Z28 Camaro powertrain but is equipped with a turbocharger that pushes air into the car’s carburetor.
3) 1985 Buick Riviera T-Type Convertible
The 1985 Buick Riviera T-Type Convertible is a muscle car that is styled with class and luxury. A total of 49 models were built, making the car an exceptionally rare Buick model. The Riviera T-Type Convertible is equipped with a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 200 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. During its reign, the Buick Riviera T-Type Convertible was one of the best performance models that drivers could own.
4) 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
The 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS is the rarest Monte Carlo that can be purchased. The Monte Carlo line of cars was popular due to their appearances in NASCAR races. Equipped with an automatic transmission, the Monte Carlo SS is able to quickly shift through gears and place its power down to a rear-wheel-drive drivetrain.
5) 1987 Oldsmobile 442
The 1987 Oldsmobile 442 was a reemergence of power and performance that was previously removed from the automotive market in lieu of emissions controls. An Oldsmobile 307 V8 engine powers the 442, providing up to 180 horsepower for the muscle car.
6) 1987 Buick GNX
The 1987 Buick GNX is an unforgettable muscle car that offers a V6 engine instead of the large V8 engines commonly associated with muscle cars. The 3.8-liter V6 engine in the 1987 GNX features turbocharger technologies from McLaren, the now high-end exotic car manufacturer. Also equipped with technologies from Garrett, the GNX, in fact, defeated many exotic cars of its day.