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Old 05-06-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Is the V6 Consisdered a muscle car?

My brother keeps throwing in my face, for one its not a V8. HE liked it when he thought it was a v8. Also he keeps going its not a muscle car and compares it to the old classics. He said dont even try to tell me its a muscle car. So..is it? Any good points to throw back at him to support that it is?

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Old 05-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #2
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Technically no. Back when "muscle cars" were still around small engine cars weren't making enormous power.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_car
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Technically..it is, but isnt a "proper" muscle car.

Hell, even the base Charger and Challenger had a slant six as base engine..the Mustang started with a straight six.

So..yes, but no?
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Tell your brother to get his car out and see.
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Tell him you'll race his V8 Camaro.

OH WAIT, HE DOESN'T HAVE ONE.
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Technically it's a "Pony Car"
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:52 PM   #7
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My brother keeps throwing in my face, for one its not a V8 *Even after I told him it was, gave him a ride and he was totally impressed,then told him its a 6 and now he hates it. Also he keeps going its not a muscle car and compares it to the old classics. He said dont even try to tell me its a muscle car. So..is it? Any good points to throw back at him to support that it is?

If the V6 is not a muscle car then no car will less then 312hp now or in the past can be considred one I guess
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:52 PM   #8
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Technically it's a "Pony Car"
Is the V8 a pony car? What is considered muscle car then?
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If the V6 is not a muscle car then no car will less then 312hp now or in the past can be considred one I guess
It wasnt based on HP rating, but on it being a V8, not a V6
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:54 PM   #10
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Here we go again... who cares what he thinks, just enjoy your car.

BTW what does HE drive?
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:55 PM   #11
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Yes its a muscle car. Especially when it will out run alot of the older Camaro V8's out there. Your brother is probably a little jealous. With 312 hp I say, Damn right its a muscle car, want to go for a ride????
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It wasnt based on HP rating, but on it being a V8, not a V6
I fail to see how that matters. It's the amount of muscle, not the amount of cylinders. 312HP is muscle, even if it's not as much as 400/426HP.
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It took a really well-driven showroom-stock '67-'69 Z28 to run the 1/4 mile in the mid-14s...a time the V6 can match...

Pony Car is probably the proper term of reference for ALL Camaros/Mustangs/Challengers, like it was "in the day"...

Muscle Car is almost a generic term, today, but originally related to a back-seat-usable, Big Block-powered "Intermediate" or bigger car...GTO, Malibu SS396/454, Roadrunner, Torino Cobra, AMC Machine etc.

An SS427 Impala or COPO Malibu was a "musclecar", a COPO Camaro was a "ponycar", a 427 Vette was neither...

W30 Olds, yes. W31 Olds, kinda-sorta...

The lines are simply blurred today...

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Old 05-06-2010, 05:58 PM   #14
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It wasnt based on HP rating, but on it being a V8, not a V6
so a 69 Camaro with a 200HP 307 V8 2 barrel carb single exhaust and a powerglide was a muscle car? I don't think so.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:00 PM   #15
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I beg to disagree on it being a muscle car. Don't get me wrong...I don't hate the V6.

Muscle cars, in my opinion are V8 engines with lots of torque and horsepower. Though the new V6's can get decent horsepower, they just don't have the torque.

Modern cars are far different than the older cars. I always considered the muscle cars of the days of old to be V8 engines, whether small block or big block (preferably big block).

I've not seen anything about this, but I'm curious...how long of a burnout does a stock LT lay?
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:02 PM   #16
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It's a CAMARO, yes....tell your brother to have fun with his smart car.
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I beg to disagree on it being a muscle car. Don't get me wrong...I don't hate the V6.

Muscle cars, in my opinion are V8 engines with lots of torque and horsepower. Though the new V6's can get decent horsepower, they just don't have the torque.

Modern cars are far different than the older cars. I always considered the muscle cars of the days of old to be V8 engines, whether small block or big block (preferably big block).

I've not seen anything about this, but I'm curious...how long of a burnout does a stock LT lay?
Would you have felt different if you had bought the V6?? And to answer your question, Pretty long. I have already had to replace my back tires.
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V6 is not muscle.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:05 PM   #19
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I consider the V6 not a muscle car. To me, muscle cars are high performance, rear wheel drive, with a large engine (v8).

the v6 cover's 2/3 of a muscle car...
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The NEW V6 is!!!
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If it's a Automatic then it's a muscle car. The manual is not.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:06 PM   #22
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Sounds like your brother is a jealous hater and trying to rain on your parade. Nice guy.
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V6 is not muscle.
...unless it was made in '86-'87, and came from a Buick store...
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If it's a Automatic then it's a muscle car. The manual is not.
lol, what?
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If it's a Automatic then it's a muscle car. The manual is not.
No the manual is too if you don't granny shift it.
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