#1. In what year did the Corvette SS make its debut?
The Corvette model SS came out in March of 1957. The engine was a 283V8, with aluminum heads, fuel injection and it developed over 300 hp at6400 rpm.
#2. Which manufacturer built the car James Bond used in the movie Goldfinger?
One of the most famous cars in the movie world, was the model DB5 thatwas manufactured by Auston Martin.
#3. Small cars with large engines built primarily to go very fast are referred to as
During the 1960s and 1970s Detroit auto makers used the term “Muscle Cars” in their marketing to refer to small cars with very large engines. It appealed mostly to younger buyers who were most interested in a car’s performance.
#4. Which car manufacturer built the model G.T.O in the 1960s?
In the 1960s Pontiac created the GTO which used the body of their Pontiac Tempest and added a 389 cu. in. engine. The Pontiac GTO is considered to be the first Muscle Car.
#5. Which of the following were causes for the decline of sales in performance cars during the early 1970s?
During the early 1970s Air Pollution Legislation was introduced that forced manufactures to produce engines that ran cleaner and on unleaded fuel. This decreased the performance of Muscle Cars greatly. Also the energy crisis of the time drove up gas prices. In addition, car insurance companies began to raise their rates for performance cars.