The best cars in history. Started in the greatest city ever, Detroit. When put against pussies like british, german or any other european cars, the muscle car will beat the shit out of it. V-8, CID, Detroit Muscle, bitch. V-12's with cylinders the size of quarters? NO!
Gumba Gumba is a douchebag, retard because he doesn't know shit about real cars, muscle cars.

Again, Gumba Gumba is a douche because he said that "the chassis will typically crumple in any accident" Uh, not really jackass, it's called steel, which is something called strong.

My T/A can tear the shit out of that fag's gay BMW.

I remember the good ol days when if someone wasn't driving a muscle car, you'd shoot them.
by Spartans! November 09, 2004
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There are many different definitions of musclecar (see the two word spelling: muscle car). Common elements are
American + 2 door + V8 + rear wheel drive. Some people even add a date/time/year element (silly, I think). Some people add a price element, ie, a musclecar provides good power at an affordable price, whereas a supercar provides good power, but is very expensive.

I propose that a musclecar is simply any car with muscle, ie, a good power-to-weight ratio. I suggest 10 pounds or less per horsepower. Therefore, a MINIMUM requirement would be:

2,000 lbs. = 200+ hp.
3,000 lbs. = 300+ hp.

To go with the economy idea, say $100 per hp. Therefore, the 2,000 lb., 200 hp car would cost $20,000. The 3,000 lb., 300 hp car would cost $30,000. Unfortunately, the $ amounts would have to be adjusted with inflation.

Maybe we could come up with a definition that does NOT need modification with time, rating the musclecar as a percentile of the new car population available that year.

We could say the 0-60 and quarter mile times must be better than 75% of the other new cars available that year.

We could say the price should be less than 10% above the average price of a new car that year. We could reserve "supercar" for more expensive cars, and raise the performance parameters to 90%+.
by Jeff Goven July 02, 2006
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Badass class of cars created almost exclusively by americans. The prime of the muscle car was during the 60s-70s where cars were often equiped with the biggest engines possible. The 80s saw a slow of muscle cars due to fuel prices, and the ford mustang even lowered it's standards to allow a 4 cylinder engine, defyng the "theres no replacement for displacement". This was corrected in the 90s there was a decent revival of the old legends, mainly the camaro, firebird, and mustang holding the banner for affordable, badass, and extreme speed for money. Although most muscle cars died by the late 90s, they are being revived currently and address the old issue of "american cars can't handle" to make them the ultimate in affordable sprts cars,;unless the communist president and current lord of the U.S. manages to stop their produciton and implement hybrid cars. The main competitor for the muscle cars is the imported "eco/sports" car, aka ricers, who reckon a couple stickers makes up for the torque lost by their pure horsepower engines.
Muscle car legends include: Corvette, Camaro, Firebird, Charger, Challenger, Mustang, Baracuda, Monte Carlo, Nova, Cougar, and many more American made rear wheel drive 300+ cube v8s built for pure horsepower.. Some english cars approach the muscle car ideology and may also be considered muscle cars in certain company.
Typical person 1: American muscle cars are redneck rods that only go fast in a straight line and are inferior to european and asian tecnolodgy

Informed person 1: Yeah... Ok.. Please look up Nurburgring (one of the trickiest turning courses in the world) lap times.. Oh wait.. the fastest production car lap time is a corvette? And your 250,000+ car placed where? yeah that sucks for you.
by Bill Y September 15, 2009
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Before you can play hate on imports, you have to see a real tuner. Not a civic, corolla, camry, silvia, focus, or anything like that. Usually tuners don't have many fancy aftermarket brands put on the side, and they'll always kill rice burners with all the stickers. Tuners include supras, evos, skylines, stis, 3000gts, rx7s, and S2000s.

Muscle cars aren't always poor handling, gas guzzling sports cars, at least not the newer ones. Those that say imports suck are the ones who those air scoops that do nothing more than block the view. Or it could be one of those who think they can drift because the car slides like a bitch. Tuners do NOT need massive engines to drift. Some of the older muscle cars were Skylarks, Mustangs , Camaros/firebirds, or chargers. Today's muscle cars are mostly Mustangs, Camaros, or Challengers.
Camaro driver: Hey, how did you beat that 69 mustang?
3000GT driver: The race had turns, but I still was on his ass on the straights.
Camaro driver: It's so foolish for muscle cars to challenge tuners to race with turns, I'm gonna mod my suspension.
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A car built between 1960 and 1980, usually has a large 6 cylinder engine (179 - 250ci) or a small V8 (308ci - 350ci) or a large V8 (396ci - 454ci)
Usually isn't fuel injected, the hot 6's usually have triple carburettors, the V8's one or two. Me being from Australia might have a different view to people from the USA but we still love our muscle cars. Will always win in an accident, I had an accident in my Torana, got the 350 Chev in it fixed and she was good again. None of this plastic S**t you get today with the crappy turbos, my Torana makes 300hp stock without turbo's, a Skyline makes 320hp with 2 turbos to make up for its crappy displacement.
And they still can't beat me!
In Australia, a muscle car is a Holden Torana 1971 - 1979, which came in 2 door until 1975 then became 4 door or 2 door hatch. Engines were a 186ci or 202ci Holden 6, 253ci Holden V8, 308ci Holden V8 or 350ci Chev V8 (V8's after 1975, not before) There are many more but I would state my favourite.
In America, a Chevrolet Camaro 1969 - 1972, a Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi (a beauty of a car), a Plymouth Barracuda.
by Ben Vahanian March 20, 2006
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A type of high-performance vehicle.
Contrary to popular belief, the first muscle car was not the Pontiac GTO, but the Chevrolet Impala SS 409, introduced in 1962. The GTO, however, started the muscle car revolution upon its launch in 1964. Most muscle cars were simply spiced-up versions of other, more ordinary models. Most muscle cars were mid-sized. The Ford Mustang introduced a more compact-sized type of muscle car called the pony car, or "pocket msucle car."
The muscle car era ended in the 70s due to increased safety standards(goddamned Ralph Nader!), increased emission standards(goddamned EPA!), and the 1973-1974 Middle East oil embargo(goddamned Arabs!). The Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am pony cars survived, albeit in a watered-down state.
In the 1980s, muscle cars began making a comeback that continues to this day.
The Pontiac Tempest was an ordinary car, but installing a high-performance engine made it a muscle car.
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screw what other people are saying. heres the TRUTH! straight from a gearhead. a muscle car is ANY POWER CAR FROM AMERICA in the 1940s to 70s. there are no 80's or 90's muscle cars that are real. it doesnt matter if it is stock or custom. it is a muscle car. there are also muscle cars today. THE CHARGER, THE MUSTANG, CORVETTE, ECT.
the ford mustang is a muscle car.
by infamous aaron April 23, 2006
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