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25 of the Most Powerful Chevy Models Ever Produced

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There’s nothing like some good American muscle, and for over half a century, Chevrolet has been at the forefront of producing cars with a wicked amount of power. Cars like the Chevy Corvette or the Camaro have long been the benchmark for speed freaks, but the American automaker has had plenty of other models that packed obscene horsepower under the hood, too. Most Chevys may be focused on efficient and effective transportation, but the company certainly hasn’t forgotten about the intoxicating effects of a powerful car or truck.

When you think of powerful Chevys, you probably think back to the late 1960s and early 1970s — when the muscle car era was going strong. But some of its most powerful models have only just come out, meaning there’s plenty to love about its current performance lineup. Here are 25 of the most powerful Chevys to ever hit the road.

25. 1966 Chevy II Nova L-79

1966 Chevy II L-79

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Horsepower: 350

Back in the mid- to late-1960s, the horsepower wars raged. While the real thirst for power wouldn’t take hold until the tail end of the decade, in 1966 the Chevy II L-79 came out with a 350 horsepower V8 engine. While that might not seem like a wild amount for a modern performance car, at the time it was quite a lot.

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