Believe it or not there are barely only 2 more months left in 2014 and I thought this would be a great time to see where our favorite American Muscle cars rank when it comes to the ultimate word of mouth: their fans on social media networks Facebook & Twitter. I plan to add another for Google+ and possibly others in a future post, but these 2 mega networks should suffice for now.
The definition of American Muscle car seems to have changed over the years, but just to clarify, I will be ranking just the top muscle cars, the cream of the crop. You won’t find any Chrysler 300s with HEMI’s on this list.
Now I know there are tons of variations of every muscle car, so I will keep this as basic and bare bones as possible so we can get a fair picture of every brand and see just how much we love our loud ass gas guzzlers. Here we go.
Most Popular American Muscle by FACEBOOK likes on their official fan pages (and % of fans that come from the USA):
Ford Mustang – 8,011,913 (31.2% US)
Chevy Camaro – 4,385,042 (55.8% US)
Chevy Corvette** – 2,858,314 (24.4% US)… 10% India
Dodge Challenger – 1,852,113 (27.8% US) … 10.7% Mexico
Dodge Viper – 559,080 (18.9% US)… 9.4% India
Dodge Charger – 155,464* (37.5% US)
* the Dodge Charger SRT8 had another 25,693 likes, still low.
** the Corvette C7 Stingray had another 246,803 likes
Most Popular American Muscle by TWITTER followers and Klout score:
@FordMustang (Ford Mustang) – 254,000 (69 Klout)
@CorvetteRacing (Chevy Corvette) – 40.3k (64 Klout)
@driveSRT (Generic Dodge SRT account) – 60.2k (65 Klout)
Worth noting that Chevy Corvette, Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Viper & Charger do not have dedicated Twitter accounts. Dodge Viper is under the umbrella of the @driveSRT account but that also includes a Dart, so…. what gives guys?
Ok, let’s just use the manufacturer by itself here for shits & giggles:
@ford (All of Ford Motors) – 551k (93 Klout)
@chevrolet (All of Chevy) – 530k (92 Klout)
@dodge (All of Dodge) – 351k (87 Klout)
Without going any further, by all measures it’s pretty unanimous that the king of social media buzz and love for American Muscle cars is owned by Ford and the Ford Mustang. The masses have spoken. Great work on all fronts from the social media and awareness teams at Ford Mo Co for making this happen, impressive numbers.
In case you were wondering, what the heck is Klout? It’s like your credit score in the social media world, the higher the number, the more Internet cred you hold (and the more companies are willing to pay you to advertise with them).