I've been arguing with my dad about this topic today and he won't concede that I'm right, But I won't concede that he's right either. Typical car people right here. :P
It started when we were talking about the new Hellcat Challenger; he told me that it's too big and as such it's a Muscle Car, fair enough. The he told me that Mustang's are Pony Cars, which I agreed with, but I said that V8 Mustangs are considered Muscle Cars, whereas V6 Stangs are Pony Cars, he said I was wrong, and to look up the definition of a Pony Car and Muscle Car, both of which I got from the Wikipedia.
Pony Car: "an American class of automobile launched and inspired by the Ford Mustang in 1964. The term describes an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image.
Muscle Car: (Mind you, this is also from the Meriam-Webster Dictionary) "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.
He calls bullshit and says that the new Mustangs and Camaros are Pony Cars, V6s or V8s; hell, he even called the GT500 a Pony Car! And I'm just sitting there like..
So tell me Oppo, who is right here? If I'm wrong, I'm wrong but I want an outside oppinion on this.
(Also fun fact I just learned. My Dad's dad used to have a '63 Ford Galaxy Fastback! Wish we still had it..)