They sure have been around for a while. Sport compact tuners, most notably Japanese brands tricked out by enterprising street racers, made their way from underground circles all the way to mainstream pop culture with movies like The Fast and the Furious.
Is that chapter in automotive history coming to an end? By gazing at the rows upon rows of booths at SEMA, one would think not; however, those in the know are putting their money on heavily restyled muscle. From modern Mustangs to Camaros and Chargers rebuilt from the ground up, the trend is moving toward '60s muscle with 21st century technology — and that's a very good thing for American manufacturers.

Check out this in-depth look at aftermarket trends by the guys at AutoWeek for more.

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