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Muscle Cars vs. Sports Cars: Which is Better for You?

Muscle Car VS Sports Car

Who doesn’t love a good muscle car? Muscle cars are fun to look at, fun to talk about, and fun to drive. Nothing can quite compare to the look or sound of one of these beasts.

But then there’s sports cars, too! With their sleek looks and high speeds, it’s hard to resist these sweet cars. Which one’s better? It’s hard to say. Which one’s better for you? Here are some questions that can help you determine which is the right fit for you:

What look are you going for?
If you’re looking for something sleek, a sports car would probably be the better option. But, if you’re looking for something a little more bold and curvy, then a muscle car may be the right route.

How fast are you going to take curves and turns?
If you plan on hitting every turn and curve as fast as you possibly can, it may be best to steer away from muscle cars. Muscle cars are designed for speed when travelling in a straight line but not so great for turning at high speeds. Meanwhile, many sports cars have no problem hugging curves at high speeds.

How fast do you want to go?
Both types of cars can reach incredible speeds and can be fast off the line, but for different reasons – this leads to the next question:

What kind of engine do you want?
Muscle cars are typically equipped with large V-8 engines that are incredibly powerful which allow them to reach high speeds. Sports cars, on the other hand, have smaller, lighter engines that are quick. This quickness usually comes from forced induction.

What’s your price point?
For comparable cars from either type, they are going to be similarly priced. But, if you are looking for something cheaper, you will probably need to go with a sports car. All information from CarsDirect.com.


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