2. 1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi
Plymouth had no niceties in mind here because they desired a bare-knuckled fighter of a muscle car. The Plymouth Road Runner Hemi had the complete refinement of container of nitroglycerin, but possessed sheer mind-blowing brawn. Overall this is one of the greatest car names for performance of all time. It had a 426 cubic inch Hemi V-8 motor with 425 horsepower and the Road Runner was able to strike fear into the minds of the Saturday night crowd and their country road drag races. In 1968 before the Road Runner was revealed, Plymouth licensed the name from Warner Brothers as well as the likeness. It took things a level further when they capitalized on the speedy image of the cartoon character through building a horn sound that simulated the cartoon bird’s ‘beep-beep.” This was in accordance with HowStuffWorks.com.