I remember you! Did you not bring this juicy topic up at INTPc?
I will never ever diss a 67 camaro in favor of youngblood. However, gas mileage will be the pits. How do I know? I've driven a '67 (close friend and gear head owned it). The butt ends tend to wanna slide away in turns too even at low speeds (bricks in the trunk might help). Which engine will it run?
Did 120 mph in it during a drag race. Don't recommend that!
Out of the two options listed: 67' Camaro for sure....IF you understand that it is most likely going to require significantly more maintenance and work than a modern car will, along with the terrible gas mileage.
My personal favorite of classic muscle would be the 1970 Dodge Challenger, and of "new" muscle would be the 2008 Dodge Challenger. Not a fan of the Mustang, and 4-door sports car = fail. (New Charger).
Of course....I still like my current car better than all of these, 90-96 Nissan 300zx, especially after I get the money for some new paint.
Yah, the maintenance is a problem. I'm too busy with other stuff. I'ma check out some Dodgallengers though..
Originally Posted by entropie
Ok, I give up, what a monster
[YOUTUBE="WoQvbh6DFFM"]R32 vs Corvette[/YOUTUBE]
Now that's some good stuff right there. I wonder how many HP the winner had?
Originally Posted by Xander
"Bad ass", is this more style over substance or should it be the fastest thing anywhere? If it's supposed to be the fastest then is that 0-60 or 1/4 mile? What about cornering? Front wheel drive? Rear wheel? Mid engined?
I mean I still stick with the Dax as it's modelled on the "killer" car the AC Cobra but no doubt it's American muscle you're after not straight out "OMG I think I need to change clothes now" muscle.
I have to admit, I'm partial to style, though pure eye candy is too shallow for me. It needs more substance under the hood.
Originally Posted by Xander
Just say style over substance, it's fine. As long as I know it's not something based on engineering but on taste then I won't be thinking of what works and more of what looks nice.
Subject to those definitions I'll still support my earlier suggestion but I have another to make alongside those...
TVR Tuscan Speed 12. It corners, it's absolutely fragging fast, beautiful and sounds like you just swapped a bunch of dinosaurs hemeroid cream with deep heat.
This car seems to have everything I'm looking for, except for outward physical bad ass beauty (which is in the eyes of THIS beholder). I prefer cars that look like the old camaro, or the new mustang I posted earlier.
**************************************** Awright, it's time to ante up the specifications:
- Definitely american, which means NO BMW, WV, Volvo. Mclaren and Aston Martin possible exceptions.
- Cannot be older than, or have designs resembling earlier than '65.
- Camaro and Dodge only options if they are old models.
- No cab, por favor.
- If it is new (-07 and younger), then I prefer a physical appearance that resembles the ford mustang boss.
- High acceleration is a must, but also a high top speed.
- Black colour and or some combination of orange strongly preferred.
- Horsepower, the more horses, the more yeehaaw!
- Solid engineering behind the construction.
- Bad ass design, Outside/Inside.
- Sound of the engine (uh huh!): I prefer the sound of the camaro/impala here.
- Additional pimpability.
Hit like a heavyweight, breathe deep, meditate
Make the whole crowd get loud, make 'em levitate
I ride through my city like a presidential candidate
L-A-X, Phantom double-R, and accelerate
Probably not american, not plush, but let's face it.. why just do up an already decent car. Besides out of all the motors I've seen there's very little variation in the whole dual headlamp + large grill department, except the Charger but I've no doubt you've already thought about and rejected that one. I figure that this one is just that little bit different.