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01-04-2019, 08:45 AM
I hope it never takes off. Just my opinion. Besides on of the thrills of muscle cars is to hear the engines exhaust. I'm not saying electric cars won't run fast because I'm sure they already do. I just like the sound of a muscle car..

AU Doc
01-04-2019, 11:17 AM
I think it's inevitable. It may not be in our lifetimes, but fossil-fueled engines are going the way of, well, the dinosaurs.

I agree that there is no replacement for the sound of an IC engine. Whether you like V8s, V10s, V12, I4s, etc. Whatever your poison, there just isn't anything like it.

That said, if I had the money, I'd do a conversion today. Sure, I'd keep my Camaro with the V8 for when I wanted to make noise, or I need a nostalgia fix. But when you want to go fast, everything I've read says there's absolutely no comparison when it comes to the instant torque you get from an electric motor. I'd guess the smell of ozone will be the next generations V8 rumble.

I just hope conversions become cheap enough in my life time for me to be able to afford it.

01-04-2019, 07:22 PM
I don't miss the rhythmic clippity-clop of horseshoes on the road. But I'll bet my grandfather did. :) :)

John McIntire
01-04-2019, 08:31 PM
John, that's funny!

I'd be interested in the powertrain that Chevy revealed in the ECOPO this year. It's been awhile since I watched it, but if I remember right, the rep mentioned something about being able to purchase it in the future to retrofit into your car. I think that would be cool in a first gen Camaro or early Nova.

01-06-2019, 09:01 AM
Muscle cars will be in a museum with the steam cars and a curator will tell astonished, wide eyed children "they used to fill them with highly flammable gasoline and the motor would run by controlled explosions".

01-06-2019, 12:14 PM
I view them as an opportunity to learn, same as I do pro-touring cars. I would like to build one some day.


Bird of Prey
02-09-2019, 09:03 PM
My car sounded like a blower with no engine . I miss doing burn outs at every light . It was like a show everywhere I went , even when I burnt the motor . I took my car to a tire shop and all work stoped .