Chrysler muscle and pony cars are two distinct types of performance vehicles that were manufactured and marketed by the Chrysler Corporation from the 1950s through the early 2000s. Muscle cars are generally characterized by their large, high-powered engines, distinctive long hoods, wide wheels, and powerful brakes. Pony cars are more compact than muscle cars, and typically feature sporty styling featuring a sloping roof line, bucket seats, lowered suspension, and sporty decals. Both types of cars were designed to offer consumers a level of performance and driving excitement that was not usually found in regular production cars. Popular models in Chrysler's catalog of muscle and pony cars included the 1960s Plymouth Barracuda and the 1970s Dodge Challenger, both of which were among the most popular vehicles among performance car enthusiasts.