Originally Posted by patmac04
before getting my 04 wrx wagon i had 2 3rd gen camaros a 1972 skylark and a 1980 firebird with 6.6L 400 ci out of a trans am.
friend: dude what is that?
me: my new car dude!
friend: wow umm cant saw i thought youd be driving a 4cyl station wagon
me: yeah that 4 banger wagon is faster than that 6.6l muscle car over there and i can go more than 2 days without filling up gas
friend: dude is a wagon....
some people just dont get it haha
Too many people forget or just plain don't know that the "muscle cars" were not all that fast.
The HP numbers from the 60s were all lies and were eventually adjusted in 1972 before they were corked and but >400ci engines barely made 300hp most of the time and thats the overrated advertised numbers anyways. Meanwhile the 350s and smaller engines made about the same power they did in the 1980s. Most of the cars other than pony cars were ridiculously heavy too and most of them had transmissions that were geared wide.
Classic muscle cars are ridiculously overrated.