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Old 09-17-2009, 03:54 AM   #35
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I'd call it a sports car or maybe a GT car. Vettes to me can be sports cars, supercars or exotics if your including the ZR1.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:59 AM   #36
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to me muscle cars are really more about straight lining it. Solid rear axles, big blocks or at least big small blocks, bad brakes, bad steering, bad suspension, but bad fast in a straight line. I think too that the muscle cars were really the the bigger GTO's, Impalas, Chevelles, Gran Torino's, Chargers, etc. The Camaros, Mustangs, and Challys from back in the day were technically pony cars. Though you could argue that when they started throwing BB396's and larger motors into the pony cars they in turn became muscle cars.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:49 AM   #37
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to me muscle cars are really more about straight lining it. Solid rear axles, big blocks or at least big small blocks, bad brakes, bad steering, bad suspension, but bad fast in a straight line. I think too that the muscle cars were really the the bigger GTO's, Impalas, Chevelles, Gran Torino's, Chargers, etc. The Camaros, Mustangs, and Challys from back in the day were technically pony cars. Though you could argue that when they started throwing BB396's and larger motors into the pony cars they in turn became muscle cars.
To me muscle would have to do with power and motor size. Now I'm not trying to act like I'm mr. Mechanicly inclined but were I wondering about what your stating about muscle cars having big blocks but would the 426's the SS's not be big block's? I'm no motor conisour at all. But I was just under the impression that the 426 was a big block like the old 427's the Old Chevelles and my favorite car ever 67' 427 Stingray had!!!!! Damn what a sweet car I have to say! Is this not right? I'll be the 1st to admit that I may be wrong! Because I'm just assuming! I just figured the Vettes and Camaro SS's had big block engines in them! If I'm wrong please let me know because I want to know the right awnser!
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:54 AM   #38
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:09 AM   #39
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If a car with a lot of power and has two seats, like the Corvette, Viper, Lambo etc. it's a Sports Car. Purely for sport, not for family.

If it has 4 seats with a lot power, like the Camaro, Mustang, Challenger, Charger SRT8, it's a Muscle car. Mostly for sport, but can take the family.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:58 AM   #40
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I totally consider it to be a sports car through and through. Though I would also call it "neo-muscle".

Come on man.... Get with the times, wouldn't that be " Metro-Muscle "

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Old 09-17-2009, 04:15 PM   #41
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To me muscle would have to do with power and motor size. Now I'm not trying to act like I'm mr. Mechanicly inclined but were I wondering about what your stating about muscle cars having big blocks but would the 426's the SS's not be big block's? I'm no motor conisour at all. But I was just under the impression that the 426 was a big block like the old 427's the Old Chevelles and my favorite car ever 67' 427 Stingray had!!!!! Damn what a sweet car I have to say! Is this not right? I'll be the 1st to admit that I may be wrong! Because I'm just assuming! I just figured the Vettes and Camaro SS's had big block engines in them! If I'm wrong please let me know because I want to know the right awnser!
Well you have to remember that the 426 is hp not cu.in. The engine is a 6.2 litre or 378 cubic inch small block. All of the LS engines in production cars are small blocks. The 5.7 LS1, 6.0 LS2, 6.2 LS3, 6.2 L99 etc. are all small blocks. The big block cars were just that a bigger block. It wasn't really measured in cubic inches. Remember you can have a small block 427 or a big block 427. Its about block size. When measuring in litres or cu. inches you are actually measuring the amount of air the engine pumps through it for one complete cycle of all cylinders from TDC to BDC. Cubic inches or litres is a product of the bore, stroke, and number of cylinders. It actually has nothing to do with the outside dimensions of an engine.

Hope that helps clear some things up for ya.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:35 PM   #42
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Technically it's a sport coupe. You will not find a automobile classification of a muscle car or pony car listed anywhere as far as I know on places like a manufactures website, Kelly Blue Book, your local tax office or places of that nature.

Muscle car and pony car are more or less nicknames given to these types of cars.

I could be wrong but this is my understanding of it all.
I was watching Motorweek and they had a spot with Mario Andretti and they were referring to the car as a sports coupe,but who cares really just a great
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:38 PM   #43
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:46 PM   #44
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I laughed when I read this. Because my 14 yr old son came home one day from school, a few days after I got my car...."Mom, is the Camaro a Sports car or a Muscle car?? My friends said it's a Muscle car I said it's a Sports car." LOL!

My opinion...SS=Super Sport
So I told him it's a Sports Car

Now on the other hand, If I had a V6 I'd have to say it was a wanna be Sports car
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:54 PM   #45
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Come on man.... Get with the times, wouldn't that be " Metro-Muscle "

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Old 09-17-2009, 05:54 PM   #46
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really mess with them and call it a gt car.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:44 PM   #47
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It's a muscle car, plain and simple.

Look up both terms...http://www.merriam-webster.com/
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:24 PM   #48
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:20 PM   #49
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:30 AM   #50
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Sport car: A 2-seater two door with good handing on corners & braking. (4 to 12 cyl)


pony car: a 4-seat two door, good handing corners & braking, Long hood & short trunk (made to take the corners & brake better than the muscle car, small V8 or big block motor.)


a 4-seat two door not as good on handing corners, big engine and larger trunk a muscle car (Big V8 large small block, or big block motor, more quarter mile car)
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:31 AM   #51
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Sport car: A 2-seater two door with good handing on corners & braking. (4 to 12 cyl)


pony car: a 4-seat two door, good handing corners & braking, Long hood & short trunk (made to take the corners & brake better than the muscle car, small V8 or big block motor.)


muscle car: a 4-seat two door not as good on handing corners, big engine and larger trunk (Big V8 large small block, or big block motor, more quarter mile car)
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