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Corvette, Challenger, and Mustang: The Evolution of 3 American Performance Icons

Watch as three American automotive icons each take a quick drive down memory lane.

Looking back at the history of the automobile, there are dozens of cars that can lay claim to being icons, but few nameplates have survived to see the modern day.

Sports car lovers from around the world recognize the importance of the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang, while the Dodge Challenger has emerged in recent years to solidify its place in the American performance car conversation.

Today, these are three of the most advanced performance cars on the market, and Cars Evolution has put together some videos showing the evolution of each car transforming from their original models to what they have become in 2017.

Chevrolet Corvette

From the beginning, the Chevrolet Corvette has always been a world-class sports car with each of the seven generations brining a new level of performance to automotive enthusiasts.

Unlike the Porsche 911, the Corvette has undergone a drastic styling change with almost every redesign, and with Chevy possibly preparing a mid-engine C8 Corvette, this American icon only gets better with age.

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang helped spark a newer, smaller segment of American sports car when it was introduced in 1964, and the pony car war would come to be defined by the classic Mustang vs. Camaro matchup.

Perhaps the most impressive part about the Mustang’s history is how much it evolved in just the first 10 years alone going from the small body (1964.5-1968) up to the big body (1969-1973) and then to the second-generation Mustang II in 1974.

Dodge Challenger

Unlike the Corvette and Mustang, the history of the Dodge Challenger isn’t quite as storied.

The current 10-year production run of the Challenger matches the production of the first two generations of this car: one a typical American muscle car and the other a Dodge-branded Mitsubishi coupe.

The Challenger video ends with is, by far, the most extreme version of this car ever produced, the 840-hp 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

Currently, Cars Evolution only has these three videos posted, but keep an eye on this YouTube channel for more. Hopefully, the Jeep Wrangler and Ford F-Series are among their next projects, but what iconic vehicles (American or otherwise) would you like to see covered?

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