New dark age for muscle cars coming?
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01-23-2008, 12:36 PM #61
OK back ON TOPIC,
Nissan is about to roll out the new GTR, the Corvette ZR1 is coming with its supercharged 7.0 liter goodness, and we still have new EVO and STi models rolling out along with everything from Hyundai Azera's to twin-turbo equiped Beemers getting faster every year, and some of you think we are about to enter into a dark age of performance?
I don't think so.
This thread started with concerns coming from GM execs... well THOSE are the guys who are still living in the dark ages. The other car manufacturers continue to make steady improvements every year, with every model, not just the flagship two-seater.
And GM continues to lose market share.
01-24-2008, 04:46 AM #62
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01-24-2008, 01:10 PM #63
01-24-2008, 01:18 PM #64
And this new ZR1 coming out is even worse as far as the money aspect is concerned. I hope GM comes out with something soon, because Ford ran away with the market a few years ago,,,and Chrysler's Challenger looks very interesting,,,although price might be another issue.
Chevrolets new camaro from what I have seen so far does nothing for me,,,as far as I'm concerned GM is still dead, they will have to do better than that.
01-25-2008, 05:14 AM #65
I am pretty sure most of us here cant buy the new ZR1. The new challanger looks awesome and I really would not mind buying one, but i read some people have already ordered theirs and the price will be through the roof. I bet you they will go for over 60k at the dealers. No thank you. And the new CAMARO, YOU CAN KEEP IT. Looks like SHIT. I had a 69Z, I dont like the new camaro at all. Thank goodness for my 02Z28. Gonna keep it for a long time. Exec's at gm are very stupid in my opinion.
Why didnt GM make the new camaro just like the 69? Dodge is doing it to the Challanger!!! If they did, I would have went out and bought one right away. Dumb ass execs at GM.
01-26-2008, 04:26 AM #66
I also like the current mustang, also very retro. Looks good to me, with stripes it reminds me of the old 65-66 shelby GT-350 cars.
Now you would think GM would follow suit seeing how well the retro cars are selling. I had 3 69 camaro's over the years and loved everyone of them.
The new camaro doesn't do it justice and looks nothing like a 69 in my opinion. It looks more like some foreign car or space craft.....I agree with you pewterzron,,,,if it looked more retro my name would be on the list waiting.
I like the new vettes, and the ZR1 coming is cool, but to be honest if I had that much dispossable income I wouldn't spend it on a car per say,,,
01-26-2008, 06:43 PM #67
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01-26-2008, 06:45 PM #68
Amen brother. Glad to hear someone out there agrees with me. I just came back from the world of wheels at McCormick Place here in Chicago. I was DROOLING over the old 67-69 camaros. I was talking to the guy who owned a 69Z for about an hour. OH WELL.
I should put up my 02 Z at barrett jackson and ask 75k for it, what the hell it was the last year made, maybe some fool would buy it for that much.
01-31-2008, 03:59 AM #69
Although it remains to be seen whether a 4th gen will fetch that kind of money,,,I am sure in the years to come you will start to see a few roll accross there,,,more than likely the special editions first like the Berger cars and such.....and then it will trickle down.
Buy one now while you can,,,,and hang onto what you have.
01-31-2008, 01:23 PM #70
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02-13-2008, 08:59 PM #71
Muscle cars will make a come back.
If they are electric, fine whatever. As long as they move, haul and speed.
Sides, maybe we'll simply switch to diesel.
02-14-2008, 03:10 AM #72
02-14-2008, 07:05 PM #73
diesel engines are being used in the le mans. they're actually really nice engines. diesel doesn't automatically equal slow ya know. lol.
03-07-2008, 04:14 PM #74
03-08-2008, 12:23 PM #75
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I know one thing for sure... I'll like having a monstrous 5.7 litre when all the weedwackers and electric golf carts are running around.
Okay.. in all seriousness.. I don't think it's over for the muscle car. There will always be the big powerhouses like the vette or something like it. I don't think there will be as many available though - can't. There will have to be a lot of small displacement or electric cars to make up the difference of having 15-25mpg cars running around. I am willing to bet though that our technology will increase enough to greatly improve gas mileage on our favourites and make them less painful on the pocket at the pump.
Things will change, but I don't think it will be over for performance cars with big engines and high horsepower; but I will admit when I first heard about the new CAFE standards I was worried too.. but I am getting over it. I think things will work out and be a little better than we expect.
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