Fastest Old School Muscle Cars With Small Block Engines – MotorBiscuit

Big block muscle cars get a lot of attention. They’re loud, make a ton of power, and represent what a muscle car was meant to be: a big engine stuffed into a mid-size car. However, there were a few small-block V8s that made plenty of power. In fact, some made enough to put certain modern cars to shame. Here are some of the fastest muscle cars that came with small blocks V8 engines.

1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351: one of a kind small block V8

1971 Ford Boss 351 Mustang | Getty Images

For one year only, Ford made the Mustang Boss 351. The first-generation Ford Mustang started with a small pony car body style, which by 1971 had morphed into a much larger, more muscular physique, almost like when Steve Rogers became Captain America. There were two 351 cubic-inch small-block Ford engines, and the Boss 351 received the better Cleveland variant, but with a little extra juice. Boss 351 Cleveland engines used an aluminum intake, forged domed pistons, and better-flow cylinder heads with four valves per cylinder. All told, the Boss 351 made 330 horsepower (SAE gross) and could hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The Ford Mustang Boss 351 was the only car to get the 351 Cleveland in this spec and remains one of the fastest Mustangs ever made.

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