Muscle cars have always been about value. They offer lots of power and great performance in otherwise simple packages. With the market making a move toward efficiency as of late though, many of the old-school high-powered performance coupes and sedans have gone away, while others have been moved upmarket and now have much higher price tags than what you’d expect from a traditional muscle car. Still, buyers in search of an affordable burnout machine should fear not, as there as still a number of great options on the market today, although not all of them come with the “American muscle car” pedigree. Below we’ve outlined six modern muscle cars available for under $45,000 here in 2019.
Looking for a modern muscle car? Here are 6 under $45,000