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|Updated||September 23, 2013|
|Category||Personalization & Tools|
Muscle Cars HD Wallpapers
A collection of high-quality images of Muscle Cars.
More than 80 stunning high-resolution pictures for the desktop of your Android device.
The application allows you to choose any wallpaper and set it to your device in one touch.
– Only HD Wallpapers of Muscle Cars
– Only handpicked images
– Original, high quality, convenient!
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These pictures are in high resolution (HD Wallpapers) and look great on android devices with any screen resolution (480×854, 960×540, 1280×720, 480×800, 1280×800, 480×320)
Interesting facts about Muscle Cars:
Muscle car is a term used to refer to a variety of high-performance automobiles. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines muscle cars as “any of a group of American-made 2-door sports coupes with powerful engines designed for high-performance driving.” A large V8 engine is fitted in a 2-door, rear wheel drive, family-style mid-size or full-size car designed for four or more passengers. Sold at an affordable price, muscle cars are intended for mainly street use and occasional drag racing.They are distinct from two-seat sports cars and expensive 2+2 GTs intended for high-speed touring and road racing. Developed simultaneously in their own markets, muscle cars also emerged from manufacturers in Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.
The muscle car market segment was in high gear “until shifting social attitudes, crippling insurance rates, the Clean Air Act and the fuel crisis removed the cars from the market in the early 1970s. The OPEC oil embargo led to price controls and gasoline rationing, as well as higher prices. Muscle cars quickly became unaffordable and impractical for many people. The automobile insurance industry also levied surcharges on all high-powered models, an added cost that put many muscle cars out of reach of their intended buyers. Simultaneously, efforts to combat air pollution—a problem that grew more complicated in—focused Detroits attention on emissions control.
Performance-type cars began to make a return in the United States during 1980s. Increases in production costs and tighter regulations governing pollution and safety, these vehicles were not designed to the formula of the traditional low-cost muscle cars. The introduction of electronic fuel injection and overdrive transmission for the remaining 1960s muscle car survivors, such as the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Pontiac Firebird, helped sustain a market share for them alongside personal luxury coupes with performance packages, such as the Buick Regal T-Type or Grand National, Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, and Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS circa 1983-88.