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Top 10 American Rides For the Independence Day

The second President of the United States, John Adams, one of the founding fathers, had an idea how July 4th should really be celebrated. He said that Independence Day should be marked with parades, shows, sports and games, bells, bonfires and guns, and that it should be present in all corners of the new continent.

Today, we dare to say that he would surely add a few vehicles to his perfect list. Without further ado, let us look at a list of top ten cars ideal for a July 4 drive.

10. Hummer H1

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Originally made as a military vehicle, the Hummer is a truck that won the Gulf War. It runs on a 6.5L Detroit Diesel turbocharged V8 engine. Its Chevrolet TH400 transmission is bulletproof and sends power to all four wheels. This beast of a truck can take on any terrain, as the air pressure in each tire is controlled independently.

9. Ford Mustang

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One of the legendary muscle cars, Ford’s famous model, is a perfect American car. The 2019 Bullitt version is a great option for undercover cops if you ask us. We also recommend the Boss 302 Laguna Seca. Anyway, there is a wide array of Mustangs to choose from, so take your time.

8. Jeep Wrangler

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Developed in WW2 and originally used for transporting troops in combat, its help in winning the war is indisputable. The enthusiasm of Americans for Jeeps has not stopped ever since, as you can see a huge number of these machines all over the country.

7. Dodge/SRT Viper

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Hitting the streets for the first time in 1992, the Viper is a modern American supercar. It is a collaboration between Lee Iaccoca and Carroll Shelby. Originally, Viper had no roof or windows, nor an automatic transmission. Times have changed, and the Fiat-Chrysler company had different priorities, and they stopped manufacturing the famous snake in 2017. Nevertheless, there are still a lot of Vipers to choose from, so hurry up. Their price will surely surge now that no new versions are scheduled to appear!

6. Ford GT

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With an idea of winning the famed 24 hours of Le Mans, Ford came up with the GT. In 1967, they managed to take home the trophy. Again, in 2017, they wanted another victory, and their legendary racing supercar delivered again.

5. Chevrolet Corvette

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The Z06 Corvette made everyone think that it would be the top dog for years to come. However, Chevrolet came up with the Corvette ZR1, a 755 horsepower beast of a car. You can either have it as a convertible, or a Targa top coupe, which is a semi-convertible. In addition, you can also choose between a 7-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The ZR1 has a top speed of 212 mph, that engine generates 715 lb-ft of torque, and it needs 13 radiators to keep everything running smoothly.

4. SRT Hellcat or Demon

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Already a collectible, there were only 300 Dodge Demons manufactured. The Challenger model accomplishes consistent 9-second mark times in the quarter-mile drag race thanks to its 840 horsepower engine. This is the first production car that NHRA banned. The new 2019 models of the Charger and the Challenger Hellcats come with a variety of upgrades, so make sure you check that out.

3. Ford Raptor

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The legendary F-150 is an amazing truck. The same engine as the Ford GT, a twin-turbo V6, slightly detuned, powers this 4-wheeler. Feel free to go and enjoy any terrain with this bad boy, it is not afraid of anything. With locking differentials and a remote reservoir suspension by Fox, no surface stands a chance against the Raptor.

2. Chevrolet Camaro

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Arguably the best muscle car series ever, the Camaro is the 15th fastest car ever to do a lap at the famously dangerous Nurburgring track in Germany. It accomplished this in the 7:16.04 and worth mentioning is the fact that all cars which did it faster, are supercars that cost several times more, than the ZL1 1LE edition of the Camaro.

1. Cadillac CTS-V

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This one is surely a surprise, especially on the top spot, right? Some utter genius at the Lansing Grand River plant decided one day that it would be a great idea to put a Corvette Z06 engine into the CTS, while the suspension was perfected at the ‘Ring. It was a good idea as it turns out. It has an engine packed with 650 horsepower similar to the ones found in the Corvette Z06, and the Camaro ZL1. In addition to that, it is equipped with a comfortable magnetic suspension and a great deal of legroom. It is a Cadillac after all. If this power is just too much for you, the company also offers CTS Vsport with a twin-turbo V6 engine from the ATS-V. This one has “only” 420 horsepower and does 24 miles per gallon.

We hope you have fun this July 4. Remember to drive responsibly. Although it sounds like an amazing time, cars, various beverages, and fireworks do not mix well. Keep that paint job away from the fire, and enjoy Independence Day!

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Car Collection (BONUS Terminator bike scenes)

The rich career of Arnold Schwarzenegger as an actor allowed him to earn a lot, and he decided to spend a portion of his wealth on cars and various vehicles. If you didn’t live under the rock for the last 40 years, you definitely know who this guy is. Arni was the main star of Terminator franchise and was involved in so many great and epic Hollywood releases.

Almost all the roles that he landed came thanks to his muscles as he was one of the biggest guys in the business. Schwarzenegger is not only an actor, before becoming a famous Hollywood star he was a professional bodybuilder and he managed to take a total of seven wins at Mr. Olympia. Arnold is still active in movie making, but since he is 70, he slowed down. We could see him in the role of a politician as he was Governor of California in two terms from 2003 to 2011.

Let’s take a look at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s car collection. One thing that we want to note is the fact that muscle guy like him has ultra-luxury models but also real muscle cars and vehicles that are considered quite manly. Those are some that go best with his character of a Hollywood tough guy.

10. HUMMER H1

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If you want to show your manhood with a car, it is pretty hard to beat Hummer H1. It might look silly for a nonmuscle guy to drive one of these, but in this case, it seems like it was built for Arni. We always wondered who was the inspiration for Ranier Wolfcastle character from The Simpsons.

9. DODGE CHALLENGER SRT

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The Austrian native is a real Terminator, at least on the screen, and if you are looking for a muscle car that would fit that machine well, you don’t need to go any further than the Dodge Challenger SRT that he was driving. He was spotted on multiple occasions driving this one.

8. MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG

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It is clear that Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t forget Europe and one of the cars on the list is the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. We are sure that this German vehicle reminds him of his home and that is certainly one of the reasons to buy this beauty. With 6.3 liter V8 under the hood, this beast delivers 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque which is more than enough for it to provide supercar performances.

7. PORSCHE 911 TURBO

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Another European ride in the collection of Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Porsche 911 Turbo. Red interior goes very well with the gray exterior, and it suits the famous actor perfectly.

6. EX-MILITARY DODGE M37

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Some of the best roles in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s resume were military related, and we can easily imagine this man driving around in various vehicles that are used by the military. A similar case is with the Ex-Military Dodge M37, and we need to say that this is a truck that you will rarely find in garages of famous people.

5. EXCALIBUR

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The Excalibur is a proof that Arni has some classy vehicles in his collection and on top of that he enjoys driving it. We are among many that didn’t even hear about this brand, and that isn’t anything strange as it isn’t all that famous.

4. HUMMER H1

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It is already clear that Arnold Schwarzenegger has a lot of money and many great vehicles in his garage. He decided to get another Hummer H1, but this one comes with a Terminator written right above the wheel clearly indicating who is behind the wheel.

3. M47 PATTON TANK

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M47 Patton Tank, or any other tank for that matter, is a rare sight in the luxury collections of Hollywood stars, but it is clear that Arni is slightly different. This tank was created for Korean War, and Schwarzenegger, later on, bought one that he used to crush cars for charity. Lots of fun, we are sure about that.

2. BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC

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When you think about luxury cars you definitely think about Bently as one of the best brands on the market in that segment. When former Mr. Olympia wants to ride in ultimate luxury, he opts for the Bentley Continental GTC.

1. UNIMOG

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Another massive vehicle in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s garage is the Unimog that carries Mercedes badge on the grille. You might wonder why he needs this machine in his collection, well, it is simple, why not.

BONUS VIDEO Terminator bike scenes