One of the most fantastic cars of all time is Muscle Cars. The word comes under high performance automobiles. These cars are not costly and available at affordable prices. These vehicles are mainly designed for the purpose of driving it on streets and for drag racing too. The manufacturers of these beasts are found in United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and many more.
A very good book was written on muscle cars. This book is written by Peter Henshaw. The book states that the name reflects its name. He also said that these rides are especially for straight line speed. It has no sophisticated chassis.
Australia has also developed in the same period. The biggest manufacturers of vehicles are Chrysler Australia, Holden Dealer Team and Ford Australia.
History of Muscle Cars
Different origin stories are related to these cars. But according to the common opinion it was first manufactured by Oldsmobile Rocket 88 in 1949. The reason of the manufacture of this car was the people’s interests towards the power and speed of cars. The Rocket V-8 was the first muscle car and hence it set the standard for American’s V-8 engine. Many authors have written about this car. The publicity of this car was very fast and it became the choice of every driver. The performance was excellent and speed was also too good for muscle car lovers.
The real popularity of these rides were seen in early 1960’s. In drag racing, the Ford and Mopar had become the favorite of all.
The youth had become a great fan of this car. The manufacturers had done a great effort in designing of the vehicles. The modification was such an extent that some of them were into turn-key drag racers.
In the early and mid 1980’s, many highly modified high-performance road-going commodores were produced.
After many models of 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, the rides were re launched by United States in 2004. In 2009, Camaro was released by Chevrolet. This was a new designed version.
Due to the new strict fuel efficiency by Obama in August 2011, the revival of these beasts into the market with a grim future is for sure.