Many say that Muscle and Tuner cars are just two the same car. But there is also a big number saying that they are not, and one is better than the other. This is an argument that even until now, car enthusiasts are battling out. There are forums that were not ended yet because all participants have their points, favoring their personal choice of car type. And both car types continue to developed themselves, making it look like comparison being made set out a competition between them. That is why I think, it will take forever before we all find out which one will conquer the streets and racing competitions.
First of all, the reason why Tuner and Muscle cars are being compared is that both cars are modified for better performance. By definition, muscle cars are especially made as spacious, durable, unsophisticated and powerful. These characteristics by muscle cars are what made them a bigger and heavier car. Tuner on the other hand is car of comfort, practicality and high gas mileage accompanied by performance modifications. They are typically good-handling vehicles. They’ve got light weight and worldly-wise suspensions.
Muscle cars’ specialty is drag racing while tuners are meant for drifting competition. But since they are both searching for car supremacy, both crossed the borders beyond their expertise. Tuners are now trying it in drag racing while muscle cars are giving it a shot on twisty tracks and thrilling drifting competitions.
Often times, it is the weight that most car enthusiasts are bragging about. For this part, it seems that tuners win it. Since they are exact, light and efficient, they are more capable of performing better as compared to muscle cars. Its low-cost tuning equipment triggered to more sales and high performance in comparison to dedicated sports cars. Other than their light weight, they are also easy to handle. But on the negative side, tuners are short in light of the massive torque and power that the bigger V-8s produce. This is where the edge of muscle car comes in. Muscle car always come with an engine that has powerful linear torque and horsepower curves. This characteristics made them better in acceleration and top speed. This leaves tuners behind because of its small engines and sharper torque curves, poorer when installed with a turbo-charger.
But it seems that the real standard for a good cars is its weight and handling. This is maybe the reason why modern muscle cars are now taking advantage of modern suspension working on better handling and avail computers which makes it more complex. This despite of the fact that there are muscle cars like rear-drive sedans that can have massive amounts of power.
For now, the debate is still up. We still can’t tell which one is better because both car types are developing their own. But to sum it all up, this battle between muscle and tuner cars benefits us the most.