By Dave Ashton

Imagine a place in the world where there are open roads with no speed limits. Somewhere to take the most potent vehicles on the planet, and let’s face it, to feel a little bit naughty hitting top speed on public roads. This is the exact situation with the German Autobahn.

AutoTopNL has gathered together a bunch of topline American muscle cars to sling around the heady roads of the Autobahn. These include a souped-up Ford Mustang GT, a Dodge Hellcat widebody, a Chevy Camaro Z1, and for good measure a 1966 Ford Mustang.

A few things to bear in mind about the German Autobahn – only certain areas have de-restricted speed limits, and there are very strict rules on the road over there such as no passing on the right.

A 780HP Mustang GT

The first vehicle to open up the taps or if you are in the US – faucets, is a Mustang GT with a 5.0L V8 and Whipple supercharger pumping out 780HP. The driver-side viewpoint gives a good representation of the driving experience. Plus, the in-car commentary provides nice feedback on the actual sensation.

888HP Dodge Hellcat XR Wide-Body

This particular Dodge Hellcat has been tuned by AEC Performance to produce 888HP and 737lb. ft. of torque. That’s more juice than a Dodge Demon in full flight. All this from a 6.2 L supercharged Hemi V8.

On this particular run, the roads had low amounts of traffic. This meant the Hellcat could touch nearly 200mph.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 boasts a 6.2 L supercharged V8 producing 650HP and 650lb. ft. of torque. Clearly, the Camaro isn’t short of power, but what’s also important is the driver’s feedback about the driving experience. As what seems to be happening with the current Ford Mustang GT, the Camaro these days is a viable alternative to European sports cars. Just a little food for thought……

The 1966 Ford Mustang

You may think on the surface that this old classic would be a more sedate drive. This 1966 example has a 289c.u.(4.7L) V8 with 203HP, and while that may not seem much compared to the other vehicles here, it’s still capable of touching nearly 200mph.

Ironically, this video doesn’t have much in-car commentary. This is probably due to the vehicle needing far more concentration to drive, not having all the latest, fancy safety features we take for granted today.


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