|The 2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack.|
When the 1972 models were introduced a month later, the party was over, Thanks to a double-whammy of emissions regulations and insurance surcharges, the Hemi was dead and the most muscle a Challenger could muster was 240 horsepower from a 340-cubic inch V8.
Instantly, anything prior to that moment was regarded as "The Golden Age of Muscle Cars".
We were right, for a while. Turns out we just had a 45-year intermission. In fact, the 60s and 70s were just a warm-up by comparison.