Video: The Best Muscle Cars And Classic Cars By Buick

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Bad Boattail, May 17, 2019 at 3:59 AM.

  1. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    The top speed of the cars is very disappointing, modern 1.6 litre cars will pass you on the motorway:

     
  2. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    That is what double overdrive gears will get you. High gear in all cars back in the 60's & 70's was 1:1. Now cars have 6, 8, 10 speed transmissions with 2 or 3 gears higher than 1:1. Lock those new cars in their 1:1 gear and see how fast they go...
     
  3. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Or: give those cars in the video a 1.6 litre engine and an 8-speed gearbox and see how fast they go...
    Still very slow.
     
  4. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...3.42, 1:1, 5K redline nets you 115 to 120 mph...
     

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