Soup Up a Car and We'll Guess Your Favorite Muscle Car

AUTO

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

Let's step back and have a look at the frame. How would you modify it?

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Those wheel wells are looking a little dull. What would you do to spruce them up?

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With what material would you reupholster the interior?

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What variety of gear shift knob (or the like) would you want for this daily driver?

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How many gears would you insist on having in the revamped gearbox?

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What kind of paint scheme would you want for your car's exterior?

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How would you like the new clutch on this Frankenstein's monster of a commuter car?

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What would you do to your car's brakes?

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How would you deal with the parking brake?

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How many RPM should your car's new tachometer be able to indicate?

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What new gauge would you add to the car's instrument cluster?

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What color combo would you use for the interior of the car?

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What unique feature would your car's infotainment system sport?

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What would you strip down about the car's interior?

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What size of rims would you use to replace the car's stock wheels?

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What style of tire would you want for your newly souped-up car?

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What kind of aero mod would you make to the car's rear?

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How would you modify the car's standard safety features, assuming it's a car made in the last 15 years or so?

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What color or colors would you want for the car's exterior paint job?

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What would you do to your car's V6 engine block?

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How would you modify your car's exhaust?

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To what would you set the air to fuel ratio in your engine management system?

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Assuming you're adding a turbocharger, what PSI would you want for it?

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What kind of supercharger would you install?

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What heat range value would you want for the new spark plugs in your car's engine?

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Which of these engine mods would you go for if you could only choose one?

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What would you do to modify the fuel lines?

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What material would you spend your hard-earned money on to replace as much of the car's structure and bodywork as possible?

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What quality would you look for in a maker of performance parts?

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What Tuning Stage kit would you apply in addition to your other modifications?

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About This Quiz

Muscle cars may have existed in some form since the dawn of driving, but arguments about what makes a muscle car persist to this day. It is generally agreed that a muscle car's primary defining characteristics are the ones needed to make short work of a quarter mile; high torque, high horsepower, and little else. Of course, some of these qualities are shared by other types of cars. Sports cars are expected to accelerate quickly and go fast, as are super cars and the new designation "hyper cars" which includes the 200+mph club.

The qualities other types of cars are required to have, ones muscle cars aren't, include performance brakes, accurate steering with feedback and of course, an exclusive price point. Muscle cars have always been seen as the province of "the working man" who can't afford an expensive car meant only for the track. Thus, muscle cars have always been built to a price point. If a car is going to be a daily driver with most of its value in its engine, then the other aspects of the car are going to be a bit more "budget". It isn't going to be a luxury car, and its steering will be built for commuting over bad roads, not inch-perfect turns at the track. Today, this is different, with cheaper and better tech, but also some muscle cars with prices soaring past $80K. If you spend a few minutes rebuilding a daily driver for us, we'll guess your favorite muscle car.

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