Through the years, car exhaust systems have played a significant role in helping sporty cars achieve “hot rod” status. These “after market modifications” are heralded by auto enthusiasts everywhere who are seeking to achieve the highest performance levels possible with their cars. You can put the performance back into your vehicle by carefully choosing only the most select performance exhaust parts for your vehicle.
The 1973 movie classic, American Graffiti, underscored what people thought about their cars: we simply love them! Featuring a heralded battle between a souped up ’32 Ford Coupe and a sporty ’55 Chevy, the movie projected quintessential American values of fast cars, good looking girls ‘n guys, fast food, and lost love. The cars themselves screamed “pure hotrod” and it was in this tradition American car mania reached its zenith.
Since the muscle car era of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s changes have come about in the automobile industry where most cars can only dream about muscle car status. Environmental and safety regulations coupled with changing tastes have transformed the car market into one dominated by SUVs and boxy compacts. Fortunately, saner heads are prevailing and the newest mix of sporty cars on the road evoke many memories of the muscle car era.
So, how can you help your car achieve hot rod status? Well, unless it is already a sporty model, you have your work cut out for you. Nevertheless, current models including the latest rendition of the Pontiac GTO, the Corvette, Ford’s Mustang, the Dodge Viper, plus select offerings from Cadillac, as well as trucks and SUVs like the Hummer and F-250 are being outfitted with the likes of Borla mufflers and Flowmaster Exhaust systems. Indeed, to help enthusiasts achieve a “sports car feel” technological advances have brought about exhaust systems that have no bothersome resonance or drone, provide increased torque and horsepower, and give off a great performance sound. For their part, Corsa exhaust systems is a proven leader in helping performance exhaust systems become a reality on so many vehicles.
Naturally, when you plan any upgrade to your exhaust system you must take care not to disturb existing emissions control equipment, no matter how tempting that would be. Therefore a “cat-back” exhaust system is your best choice as it would allow you to put large-diameter exhaust pipes and low-restriction performance mufflers into your exhaust system without harming the catalytic converter. With this type of system installed you would be maintaining your car within legal limits while receiving more torque and horsepower, less exhaust backpressure, and a sportier sound.
Yes the original muscle car era is gone, but many of today’s cars can and will achieve muscle car status by carefully outfitting them with high performance exhaust systems and parts.