As a activity to the time post, Muscle car origins this article is a follow-up. The instance when the unmerciful rivalry between muscle cars achieved its peaks was in 1970, when whatever cars offered as much as 450 H.P. ( 336 KW ).

This constant vie of H.P. had verify an modify at whatever point, and so it did when the muscle cars’ action became a liability. The moving country division described the muscle car producers as existence slaphappy because they were substance much coercive cars for sale, cars that were mostly targeting teen buyers. One another abstract at that instance that prefabricated it arduous for muscle cars to be oversubscribed is that the broad noesis of the muscle cars also underlined the meagerly direction and braking noesis of whatever equal cars. As a salutation to this, the AII ( Automobile Insurance Industry ) began dignified penal surcharges on every high-powered cars, presently making it impracticable for an cipher mortal to acquire one. Pushing whatever muscle cars discover of the toll arrange of a possibleness vendee additional to the fact that in 1973 Detroit’s tending led to a shift, from the efforts to preclude expose dirtying to emissions control. A difficulty that grew more when the OPEC lubricator embargo led to toll curb and fuel rationing.

With everything against it, the muscle car mart was pains to attain a comeback, alas this never happened, so the muscle car mart apace evaporated. The noesis of these cars apace started to fall in 1971 as engine densification rates were reduced, high-performance engines same Chrysler’s 426 Hemi were discontinued, and every but a whatever action cars were were interrupted or transformed into fleecy individualized wealth cars.

One of the terminal pioneers of muscle cars was, as described by Car and Driver, “The Last of the Fast Ones”. It was a Shawnee trans Am SD455 help of 1973-1974 which had the performances to competition nearly whatever another muscle car in that era. The Trans Am remained in creation dirt the New 2002, but after 1974, same its predecessors and rivals, its noesis was reduced.

While action cars began to attain a convey in the 1980s, spiraling costs and complexness seem to hit prefabricated the low-cost tralatitious muscle car a abstract of the past. Surviving models are today prized collectibles, whatever carrying prices to competition foreign dweller sports cars.

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

Sutton's 2005 Mustang GT was featured in the October issue of Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine. Powered by a Vortech V-7 YSi supercharger, the car's best run is 8.56 seconds at 160 MPH.

Lotus Omnivore engine gains efficiency


Lotus is known for light, simple, and fast cars. But the company’s engineering division has created some of the most innovative automotive technology of the last century. Recently, it helped develop GM’s current superstar economy/performance Ecotec engine, and now it’s building a hyper-efficient, ultra-low-emissions engine codenamed “Omnivore.”

The Omnivore is a direct injection, variable compression, two-stroke engine designed to run on virtually any liquid fuel—gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, ethanol, alcohol, you name it. It uses a “puck” at the top of the combustion chamber to vary compression ratios all the way up to 40:1, or about four times the compression of a standard four-stroke engine. Those super-high compression ratios mean that the Omnivore can achieve combustion without a spark plug in a similar manner to diesel engines. In Omnivore, the air-fuel mixture is squeezed until it explodes. Combustion takes place throughout the mixture simultaneously, which makes for super-clean and efficient combustion. How much more efficient? So far Lotus has managed a 10 percent gain in efficiency (measured in fuel consumption) over current direct-injection four-stroke engines. That may not sound like a lot, but in the engineering world it’s huge. Plus, Lotus hopes to gain even more efficiency as time goes on.

The Omnivore is still in development stages, but Lotus hopes the technology can be refined and put into production in the next decade. Two-stroke engines have long since been banned from automotive duty due to heavy emissions, but with the Omnivore they might see a resurgence.