American Muscle: The 10 Fastest Dodge Cars

2016 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat | Dodge

2016 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat | Dodge

It’s impossible to talk about American performance cars without focusing on Dodge. Throughout its history, the brand has had an almost consuming obsession with performance — which has led to some of the most formidable muscle cars ever built.

In the 1950s, there was the Hemi-powered D-500, a preview of what was to come in the following decade. Then the ’60s arrived, and between all the high performance Chargers, Coronets, Darts, Daytonas, Super Bees, and Super Stock cars offered, the brand came to the forefront of the performance car movement. The ’70s brought the Challenger, the ’80s the Shelby GLH-S hot hatch; the ’90s gave us the Viper, and well, let’s just say Dodge has been very generous in the 21st century too.

So where do they all land? Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, most of the fastest Dodges have come from the past 17 years. But the list of all-time fastest is a little more varied that you might think. The outgoing Viper dominates the conversation; but then again, with performance that can compete with Lamborghini, BMW, Audi and even Ferrari, we wouldn’t expect anything less.

Excluding the concepts, one-offs, third party modified cars, and track-only racers, here are the ten fastest Dodges of all time, along with a look at the brands’ next act.