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The hunt for Australia’s Greatest Muscle Car – the 2010s

By Cameron Kirby, 03 May 2017 Features

Ford XR8 LONG

Our search for the ultimate Aussie-built King of the Road reaches its final decade

THIS is it. The end of the line.

The 2010s is the final decade of Aussie-built Muscle Cars. Ford shuttered its doors in October 2016, and when Holden follows suit in October this year, it will signal the end of our home-grown manufacturing.

But despite the teary-eyed farewell, the 2010s have given us some of the best examples yet, with both Holden and Ford sending off their fleets with a fitting swansong.

Ford resurrected the Sprint badge, with the XR6 and XR8 proving a somewhat understated exterior doesn’t equate to understated performance.

HSV has given the Aussie Commodore a screaming death metal thrash of a final song, in the GTSR W1. The LS9 powered car is the most powerful and most expensive Aussie Muscle Car to be released.

While FPV may have left us before the final closures, it still went out with a high-performance bang and the 351 GT F.

Vote on which Aussie Bruise was the best of the 2010s below: