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Old 03-12-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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There's been generalizations to this day that American Muscle Cars cannot out handle Exotic cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis even though AMCs are fast in a straight and so on so as in quality and other catagories.

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Old 03-12-2011, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Most of the older AMCs were big and heavy, so could hardly be expected to outhandle a European sports car. Your basic apples and oranges.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Most of the older AMCs were big and heavy, so could hardly be expected to outhandle a European sports car. Your basic apples and oranges.
The 2-seater AMX was not big or heavy. Well, not that heavy. It came with a 390-cu-in engine.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I don't know. Those go fast and stop cars do nothing at all for me. I'd much rather drive something with less speed and superior handling.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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1978 the best handling production car built was the Pontiac Trans Am and Firebird Formulas.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I don't know. Those go fast and stop cars do nothing at all for me. I'd much rather drive something with less speed and superior handling.
I live in valley in which most of the streets are long and straight, so I'll take a '60s U.S. muscle car with a V-8 (preferably a big-block)... lots of torque is fun!
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:53 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I live in valley in which most of the streets are long and straight, so I'll take a '60s U.S. muscle car with a V-8 (preferably a big-block)... lots of torque is fun!............ The 2-seater AMX was not big or heavy. Well, not that heavy. It came with a 390-cu-in engine.
I think you miss read the post.
AMC= American Muscle Cars not AMX= American Motors Experimental
While big block torque is thrilling and doing 0-120 in the quarter mile is fun. It is just not as thrilling as taking a sharp turn at 60 MPH with the back end hanging out while the tires are screaming for traction.

I have seen more than one drag racer laugh at road racing as being kind of lame until they take their first road course driving experience and finally figure out this is really thrilling. In drag racing the thrills last for seconds. In road racing the thrills last until you pit in.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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There's been generalizations to this day that American Muscle Cars cannot out handle Exotic cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis even though AMCs are fast in a straight and so on so as in quality and other catagories.
you cant make AMC an acronym for American Muscle Car. people will think youre talking about the American Motor Company, maker of such cars as the Javelin, AMX, and the Rambler.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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As much as I love classic American muscle they cannot compete with todays hi tech cars.. Not even close.. BUT>>>>> You cannot deny the respect of a solid cammed 450 hp big block
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: My little patch of Earth
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you cant make AMC an acronym for American Muscle Car. people will think youre talking about the American Motor Company, maker of such cars as the Javelin, AMX, and the Rambler.
Funny......

In 1957 when the Corvette was released with the 283 fuel injected engine it was the fastest accelerating car in America........

The second fastest (by just a few tenth's of a second) was......a V8 carbed Rambler 4 door hardtop family car.

Odd, eh?
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