6 Secret Muscle Cars

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There's nothing like driving a muscle car. As the rumble from a potent engine travels through the steering wheel to your hands, visceral reflexes make your heart pump fast and your right foot heavy. 

But if you don't have the luxury of owning a car just for the joy of it, the compromises that you have to make to drive a muscle car can be too high. You’ll have to delete a high-performance coupe from your list if your needs include a useable back seat – with genuine leg room – or storage sizable enough for groceries and gear. 

Fortunately, you don't always have to sacrifice speed for the sake of practicality. A select few cars on the market are masquerading as humble sedans and hatchbacks, but don't let their milquetoast facades fool you: These models still have the power to thrill you. Each of these six secret muscle cars were picked because their performance is comparable to a pony car, even though their appearance isn't.