Is the EPA is trying to kill the muscle car? Margo Oge, EPA director-office of transportation and air quality, said this in an address to the Automotive News World Congress:
We must bring about an end to the horsepower arms race among auto makers and replace it with another different kind of a race, a race to produce the most affordable and desirable, low carbon-vehicle each year.
Fast and green are not mutually exclusive! In fact, electric- and ethanol-powered cars are often more powerful than ordinary cars. Why not a race to make the greenest car with the most horsepower? Horsepower boosting features like turbo and fuel injection also improve fuel efficiency. There is no need for a trade off or a war.
Can't we all just get along?
- Corvette's chief engineer: CAFE will make muscle cars an "endangered species"
- Classic and muscle cars can get in on the E85 action, too
- So, who wants to get into Daryl Hannah's biodiesel El Camino?