Celebrating our American independence is usually symbolized by fireworks, barbeques, and maybe a road trip, but you’re going to do the latter, you’ll need a proper American car that shows off your patriotic spirit. No, you don’t need an American flag etched on the hood or any crazy decorations, just some good ‘ol American muscle to show what a proud citizen you are. And while you’re probably already familiar with all of the cars on this list, here is a brief reminder of the precious automobiles that represent the “land of the free.”

Dodge Challenger

Nothing screams “America” like a big smoky burnout and the rough sound of a HEMI V8 engine. The Dodge Challenger has been a staple among the American muscle-car trio and it can actually be considered more of a touring car compared to the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, but it still provides a good bit of grunt when you step on the gas pedal. While we don’t condone reckless driving, we do condone showing off your American spirit, so get yourself a Dodge Challenger and raise your American flag proud.

A blue 2020 Dodge Challenger drifts at the track
2020 Dodge Challenger | FCA

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang has been one of the most iconic symbols in American automotive history since its inception back in the 1960s and it hasn’t lost its momentum yet. With its potent base 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine, and, of course, the venerable 5.0-liter V8, you’ll be able to show off your proud American muscle no matter which car you choose.

A white and a blue 2021 Mustang Mach Is
Ford Mustang | Ford

Ford F-150

Just like the Mustang, the Ford F-150 doesn’t really need any introduction or description. However, keep in mind that its America’s best-selling and most popular truck for good reason. The F-150’s exceptional build quality, tow rating, and overall versatility are what kept it ahead of the pack all these years, and the new 2021 model is no exception. Show off your patriotic spirit by getting into one of the best trucks ever made right here in America.

2020 Ford F-150
2020 Ford F-150 | Ford

Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro rounds out the three American muscle cars and provides a sleek and sporty attitude. If you like saw raw power in your cars and want to show off the sheer strength of what this country has to offer, then head over to a Chevrolet dealership and get yourself a Camaro SS. Just don’t forget to add the 1LE package, which includes track-focused performance features like Brembo brakes and a better suspension.

A red Camaro with black racing stripes parked on pristine concrete flooring.
Chevy Camaro | Chevrolet

Chevrolet Corvette

If the typical muscle cars and trucks aren’t your thing, then splurge a little more and get a Chevrolet Corvette. The new C8 models look like they came straight out of a Dupont Registry catalog and belong with the likes of the Audi R8 and just about any Ferrari. The best part is that they are built right here in the U.S. and by an American company. So if something exotic is what you need to show your spirit, then the new Corvette is your best choice.

chevrolet corvette
CHICAGO – FEBRUARY 06: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on February 6, 2020. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)”n

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Show off your spirit in style

While the current global events may or may not have brought us all together, it’s important for us to remember what this great country is all about. And while it’s easy to forget that America is the “land of the free,” just slide into driver’s seat of one of these aforementioned cars, and we’re sure it’ll bring your spirit right back up.