cars with large engines produced
between the 60's to the late
70's. Although many American
car manufacturs claim that they
are producing or have produced
"muscle" cars is the center of much debate. Modern day Corvettes, GTO's, and Vipers are argued to be the "modern day muscle" cars.
mucsle cars are considered the first "ricer" cars of their
were loud, relativley inefficient, status
symbols, and not well rounded performers. Regardless, they
were very fast
and still hold their
own against the more modern day performers.
"muscle" car owners and enthusiasts often despise and put down the Japanese and European car manufacturers. This feud has derived from a bitterness of introducing
Japanese and Euro compacts in the states during the late
70's. These cars, often much lighter and easy to modify started
out performing the "muscle" cars on the drag strip.
American muscle cars are dumb cars, they accomplish straight line performance
on a clean drag strip.
Import cars are smart cars, they utilize the latest technologies and materials to maximize performance
without sacrificing reliability.