18. Dodge Charger III
The success of the Charger-inspired the Chrysler designers to develop the idea of a Dodge performance model. The original Charger had power, performance and countless racing wins, but it was so big and heavy, it was not an aerodynamic muscle machine. However, the 1968 Charger III concept was something quite the opposite. The Charger III was no longer a muscle car, but a pure two-seater sports machine. It had compact dimensions and a low profile.
Also, it was low in weight and came with several unusual features. Although it lacked conventional doors, the whole top of the car opened to allow access to the interior. Also, the steering column tilted along with the steering wheel to make entry more comfortable. On the back of the car, there were massive airbrakes like on airplanes that deployed under heavy braking. Because the whole car was extremely futuristic, it was doomed from any real production. However, the legacy of the advanced Charger III concept never left Chrysler. So, 25 years after the original car, Dodge produced a muscle sports car in the form of the legendary Dodge Viper RT/10.