The definition of perfection! Even 35+ years old they can still beat the shit out of most cars today. Mainly designed to pulverize all cars on a drag race type run.

American muscle are very powerful, while thier gas mileage and cornering arent too great. Thier power and originality make up for all else. BOW DOWN TO AMERICAN MUSCLE YOU JAPANESE CAR LOSERS!!!
I do declare! American Muscle is the best thing to ever exist! SCREW JAPANESE CARS, PAL!
by James Lowe March 12, 2005

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Cars designed (usually) with big or small-block V8s. Today, mostly small-block. American muscle cars are commonly found to have high amounts of torque, and moderate to high horsepower WITHOUT tuning. Oftentimes, they aren't quite as expensive as their well-known nemesis, the import tuner (or rice rocket), which commonly features a four-cylinder engine, built up with all kinds of "technology" (i.e. turbo chargers, nitrous, etc.) to make up for its shortcomings to any American muscle car.

American muscle is sometimes found equipped with a "supercharger," which can give them far more horsepower and torque than their counterpart, the turbocharger, commonly used by imports, which can cost even more than a supercharger, and is also known to be nowhere nearly as reliable.

It should also be noted: American muscle is very easy to spot (and hear) on the highway. It is often associated with a deep, rumbling exhaust sound, as opposed to the annoying, high-pitched wail commonly produced by the imports' four-bangers. American muscle is also noted for not needing any sort of body modifications (i.e. tail lights, body kits, huge aluminum spoilers, etc.) to make it look fast and aggressive.

When properly modified and built, an American muscle car will easily match or outperform any tuned import. It's also worth noting that bone stock American muscle cars can often outrun highly modified import cars, and have even been known to ruin highly sought-after imports such as Lancer Evo9s and Subaru WRX-STIs.

Many myths surround American muscle cars, which can commonly be dismissed. One example is the theory that American muscle is a poor-handling vehicle. While this may have been true in the early years of muscle, this is a common misconception now, as many of the modern American muscle cars, such as the late Pontiac Trans Am have a wide stance, and a stiff, sport-tuned suspension, which stops excessive roll, allowing for a well-balanced turn when driven PROPERLY.

Another common misconception is that American muscle is the only gas-guzzling vehicle around. This is to the contrary, as a twin turboed four-banger import will do just as badly on gas mileage due to the excess draw on gas to pull more power from the weak four cylinder engine.

Also to note is gear ratios: many imports have very small gear ratios, which allow for high acceleration, but no top-end speed. Many American muscle cars on the other hand, have large gear ratios, which allow for decent acceleration, and a very high top-end speed.

These large gear ratios are possible due to the high amounts of horsepower and torque produced by an American muscle car's engine. On the contrary, many imports have small gear ratios in order to accelerate without any torque or horsepower to boot.

Finally, to drive an American muscle car, one must be truly experienced at driving. Any scrawny, acne-ridden teenage kid can jump behind the wheel of his Eclipse and pretend he can drive. However, with some talent and driving practice, any American muscle car can be taken to the next level, and prove for good which car is truly the top choice.
True American Muscle:
Chevelle SS, Mustang, Saleen, Camaro (Iroc-Z, Z28, SS), Firebird (Formula, Trans Am), Corvette, GTO, Charger, Shelby, etc.
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a great way to make gas companies rich. Congradulations, you can beat a civic. Everyone is proud of you........But wait, he paid like, 15,000? You paid WHAT?!?!?american car companies should stick to making trucks, because if youre going to burn a hole in the o-zone layer that quickly, at least do something useful, like, carry things.
Even if i owned part of a gasoline company, i still wouldnt buy an american muscle car. my inventory would be gone in a week.

if you own a piece of american muscle, words like "reliable" "efficient" and "good-looking" should be discarded from your vocab. however, words like "mullet" "over-priced" and "god-dang fast" can stay.
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American 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.

American mucsle cars are considered the first "ricer" cars of their time. They 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.

American "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.
by david c May 02, 2006

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A type of car that complete idiots that have no taste in cars drive. A car with a gas-guzzling engine, a really shitty suspension setup, a poorly designed chassis, and that is truly obsolete. People that drive these cars think that theyre fast because they beat stock honda civics, then they think that all imports cars are slow just cause they beat one stock honda civic.
Damn, that honda civic over there just raped my american muscle camaro SS. It looked stock but i talked to him and he has a K20 with a turbo making over 400 horsepower.
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They are the most ugliest and poorly engieered cars in
the world which goes fast in a straight line alone.
These american muscle have huge V8 engines with around 7000cc
and make around 400hp.The brand new Mitsubishi Evo9 has
only 2000cc in engine capacity and still make over 400hp.
And remember that it is a stock car and its got only four cylinders.Most american muscle can burn the hell out of any stock japanese or european cars on a drag strip becuase they are not meant to do that.Here only straight line acceleration comes to the fore.They say american muscle is the fastest there.Perhaps for this they should check out the Bugatti Veyron which does 0-60 in sub 2.5 seconds and goes to a top speed of 255mph or even the more practicalBMW M5or even an Evo9.
When it comes to race tracks the americans know only about the Drag strips which is where a car goes fast in a straight line.But then there are things like corners on the road.All the pace the muscle cars have gathered on the straights will be lost there.They can even skid out of the road.Thus even a puny peugeot will come up with better lap timings.I think they should race these american muscle on genuine race tracks like the fearsome Nurburgring.There
even a stock BMW M3 can eat an american muscle.Since all the roads in the world are not straight, american muscle are the most impractical vehicles.Show them a 90 degree turn and they will end up in the junkyard.Even a stock Lotus Elise which makes only 125hp can out handle any american muscle and that means faster around a curvy race track.
Muscle cars are cars with the worst chassis and suspension setup around.
by Harry Chris August 13, 2006

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A bunch of lame, american cars that are grossly over-rated in the US. The only selling features are that they have such terrible fuel inefficientcy that 35 minutes of racing will drain the entire tank- and that's on a good day.

They are revered among idiots who only have the balls to race against idiots in civics in the US. The typical muscle car has such poor suspension that your spine will need surgery if you take it off a flat road for ten minutes. They are noisy, but not a nice, purring noise. More like the noise you get when you fart underwater.

For the most part, they are really ugly. The typical muscle car fan/designer thinks that being big will divert the atention to the featureless junk that is the chassis. The chassis will typically crumple like the French army in any accident, despite the car being heavier than the arguements against buying it. The muscle car is typical of the stereotyped american car, in that it is large, badly designed, poorly put toghether (with glue), drinks the engine dry in minutes ,over-priced, an engine that is so ridiculous it should be destroyed, heavy and being an all-out joke of a machine.


The typical owner will claim it is good, because it can chase off a few ricers. But of course, a car costing half is usually shit outta luck anyway.

But then put any muscle car against british beef, german efficiency, Italian Speed-machines or any other european cars in THE SAME PRICE RANGE and any muscle car will be torn a new asshole.
corvette, mustang etc.
by Gumba Gumba March 19, 2004

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