The Buick Grand National Is the Ultimate 1980s Muscle Car

The Buick Grand National is the ultimate 1980s muscle car. Today I'm reviewing the Grand National to show you why the Buick Grand National is special -- and I'm driving the Grand National, and I'm taking you on a tour of the Grand National's quirks and features.
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  • Dude sounds Sweet AF!!! Thinkin he may gotta lil sugar in his Tank!! LMAO

    Deleon MooreDeleon MoorePřed 10 hodinami
  • That is a True Gunslinger IN BLACK!!!!!!!

    mbeenzmbeenzPřed 13 hodinami
  • Best and most gorgeous granny car ever made.

    JorgeAraujo97JorgeAraujo97Před 18 hodinami
  • When I see this car, I think of that green car in the movie cars. I think his name was Chick higs?

    Aar KayAar KayPřed 21 hodinou
  • thats my fav car in gta 5 xD

    KacperKacperPřed dnem
  • "Litre the way the British spell it" You mean the right way 😏

    Maino OrMazziMaino OrMazziPřed dnem
  • This is the one video I have been waiting for

    John GarciaJohn GarciaPřed dnem
  • Ummmmm, where did you find that 6+ second 0-60mph time?! I see times around 4.9-5.3. Also, for THE TIME, it annihilated all.

    Zolen BoogaertsZolen BoogaertsPřed dnem
  • The interior looks like my grandma's Oldsmobile from the same era

    Christopher BrandtChristopher BrandtPřed dnem
  • The coins in the glove box was for tolls.

    Marc Cohen MJCMarc Cohen MJCPřed dnem
  • I remember when the Grand National came out and unless you were into cars, there wasn't much hype or talk about them.There were only about 30,000 sold between 1982 and 1987. The GNX is even rarer with only 547 models produced, all in 1987. They would be the real collectibles.

    Allison SAllison SPřed dnem
  • This car was in one of my favorite TV show :

    The FrogThe FrogPřed 2 dny
  • As somebody who grew up on the the Illinois/Iowa border in the 90' was cool to see the radio station thing in the manual....

    drgonzodrgonzoPřed 3 dny
  • This car was featured in Out For Justice with Steven Seagal

    Ralphie LeonardRalphie LeonardPřed 3 dny
  • that car can go way too fast in need for speed payback lmao

    WhaccWhaccPřed 4 dny
  • Original A.C. Delco stereo deck. Pretty cool to see one of these .

    G LG LPřed 4 dny
  • My car has those GM belt buckles. I have a 1995 Oldsmobile cutlass. Also Doug the type of guy to want cold air blowing on his groin

    Dylan petrovicDylan petrovicPřed 4 dny
  • Remember gta

    Chirag NAAGARChirag NAAGARPřed 5 dny
  • I find it hilarious that my ford thunderbird of that era had that exact same dome light. That doesn't happen nowadays a ford and chevy (er I mean buick) with the same part

    Crypto KingCrypto KingPřed 5 dny
  • I was in a stolen one long time ago, it was fast!

    It's HugeIt's HugePřed 5 dny
  • If they made a car that could beat a Lamborghini today it would break before it left the factory in China.

    Random projects USARandom projects USAPřed 5 dny
  • I've had three of these beauties the fastest one I had was a 1987 Regal T type with 400 horsepower to the wheels I put a te44 turbo on it and a front mount intercooler with a bunch of other upgrades the only problem I had with it is my mass flow air sensor used to go out like once every two months lol on the streets these things were Untouchable in the early 2000s the Camaro SS was the only car that gave me problems and the Trans Am WS6 when they where new! Of course two out of three of them got stolen but I'll get another one one day

    ky maloneky malonePřed 5 dny
  • It looks like it just left the showroom, and it sounds awesome!

    W.M. Aslam - AuthorW.M. Aslam - AuthorPřed 6 dny
  • Yeah I raced my 2003 Mercury Marauder against a Grand National and it ate my ass up 😎👍🏾

    DAFATBOY2016DAFATBOY2016Před 7 dny
    • Spinning Back-Kick Nothing against it, just saying it’s not a particularly fast car

      Random projects USARandom projects USAPřed 5 dny
    • @Random projects USA hi Marauder may become a collectible.

      Spinning Back-KickSpinning Back-KickPřed 5 dny
    • DAFATBOY2016 you raced your crown Victoria against a muscle car

      Random projects USARandom projects USAPřed 5 dny
  • I wish i had it

    jd 8430jd 8430Před 7 dny
  • Orange spark plug wires are just awful on this car, keep it original!

    Clark GriswoldClark GriswoldPřed 7 dny
  • Typical us car. Only straight course. In turns...end of story. Get beat by a skateboard. Also an ugly one.

    Georgios N. TelasGeorgios N. TelasPřed 8 dny
  • Doug the type of guy to say thanks after sex.

    Walter WhiteWalter WhitePřed 8 dny
  • We need a 81 turbo trans am or a gta trans am review

    Jungle_CSJungle_CSPřed 8 dny
    • Jungle_CS the Pontiac 305s we’re complete junk and the turbo trans am had a National motor in 87

      Brandon KivariBrandon KivariPřed 5 dny
  • I remember when the grand national first came out. It has been my chaser car ever since. Damn I love that car.

    marks manmarks manPřed 8 dny
  • Chick Hicks

    Ryan WattRyan WattPřed 9 dny

    Dashoo2Dashoo2Před 9 dny
  • This guy is not very knowledgeable about cars period.

    Maj WorMaj WorPřed 9 dny
    • Maj Wor how so?

      Drew JacksonDrew JacksonPřed 9 dny
  • 89 turbo trans am was faster than Buick grand national. It was same motor but Pontiac got more out of it.

    MotorheadmikeMotorheadmikePřed 9 dny
  • Doug do your research when describing the pre set buttons on the radio. If you depress both buttons at the same time you have an extra radio station pre set. You can do that with buttons one and two, two and three, and three and four. So rather than like you stated four radio pre sets you actually have seven. All these GM radios will function like that.

    Jerome BrottonJerome BrottonPřed 10 dny
  • Butt ugly Buick Regal..... grandmas car

    Todd bobTodd bobPřed 10 dny
    • A bad ass grandma.Lol

      Norman GuzmanNorman GuzmanPřed 9 dny
  • Were they all black? Definitely the most common color. OK. Jumped the gun. "Body by Fisher." Fisher was a division of GM. Faster than the Corvette of the same era. How many cars peg the speedometer? And so much?

    stevenhs8821stevenhs8821Před 10 dny
  • Love that 80's and 90's interior, very similar to my 1994 XJ!

    Proxima TopProxima TopPřed 10 dny
  • Yes, my 87 Mustang GT speedometer only went to 85 mph. Buried the needle many times! I believe they lifted that federal law started in 88.

    David WeisDavid WeisPřed 10 dny
  • 0:21 hilarious truth

    stillphilstillphilPřed 10 dny
  • Doug, Doug, Doug... I love your videos, but PLEASE do just an ounce of research to keep everyone from going nuts. It may surprise you to learn this, but CH-visions's parent company, "Google", makes a thing called a "search engine" that is quite handy in situations like this. Here's how it works: if you don't know something, you can type the name of the thing into a little box and then a minute later you'll know it. Kind of like how Trinity learned how to fly a helicopter in The Matrix, but you need to read a little for it to work. So anyway, EVERY car guy over a certain age knows what "Body by Fisher" is. And so does "Google", by way of "Wikipedia", a popular online reference site: "Fisher Body was an automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit, Michigan. It had been a division of General Motors for many years... The name and its iconic "Body by Fisher" logo were well known to the public [*ahem*], as General Motors vehicles displayed a "Body by Fisher" emblem on their door sill plates until the mid-1990s." Seriously. 30 seconds on your phone will save you from countless people complaining.

    Brian AsheBrian AshePřed 10 dny
  • Doug is the type of guy to irritate me so bad with his misinformation that I have to use my wife's CH-visions account to make the following comment: 6.7 seconds? Where is this number from? 2/10 in acceleration? You call the GMC Typhoon fast, but this is slow? The Buick GN's main strength was its acceleration. Here are facts: -On April 1986, Car and Driver clocked the 1986 Buick Grand National at 4.9 seconds from 0-60mph. The 1/4 mile was tested at 13.9 seconds at 98mph. It was a cool spring, so the car performed exceptionally well. -On June 1987, Road and Track stated the following "Less than 6.0 seconds after you mashed the throttle, you will be going 60mph. If you're on a drag strip and keep your foot down, come 14.0 sec you'll have covered the quarter mile and be traveling 105mph.... And that was a gentle run." Note the words "gentle run." This test was on a hot summer day. -The GNX had mild modifications by ASC McLaren. A new turbo with ceramic compressor wheel, mildly ported heads, an upgraded intercooler, updated ROM chip, and revised suspension. Boost was only 1PSI higher in first and second gear. So with these mild modifications, a GN goes from 6.7 seconds to world supercar beater in 0-60? -The 1989 Turbo Trans Am was one of the fastest factory Trans Ams ever. This was a mildly modified GN engine. On June 1989, Car and Driver clocked the 1989 Turbo Trans Am at 4.6 seconds from 0-60mph. Not until a decade later, the factory LS1 Trans Ams finally got to that level of performance. -The TH200-4R was an exceptional automatic transmission; boost was never lost. If you tested the this example of the GN yourself, then two things are happening: 1. You clearly do not know how to launch the car. Brake boost to 1600rpm and release. 2. The car is in dire need of new valve springs in the heads, so the boosted air actually enters the intake valve of each cylinder. This is a commonly neglected maintenance issue. Now I am off to being an old guy without a CH-visions account.

    • you sure showed him! How dare he give it a 2/10 in acceleration, the nerve.

      jesusmymanjesusmymanPřed 13 hodinami
    • All I can say because hes completely right. Doug has really biased reviews

      Patrick HartgePatrick HartgePřed 2 dny
    • This is like the old version of my console is better than yours

      Nicholas SeamansNicholas SeamansPřed 9 dny
  • No headrest? ... Did you pull up on those things behind your neck that you noted the logo stitched on? They tended to extend on most cars like that.

    egmccannegmccannPřed 10 dny
  • You know what else would save money? Don't put any badge on the seat belts.

    Cloud Of TimeCloud Of TimePřed 10 dny
  • this guy needs to review old cars like they need to be he keeps comparing it to new age bullshit

    Jorge SuarezJorge SuarezPřed 11 dny
  • This was the best fast and furious car ever though..

    lucas _lucas _Před 11 dny
  • 0-60 is actually 4.9 sec. It is quick. If you took off from a stop throttle braking first, you'd feel that... spinning its tires into 2nd gear. The best part of these is you could get them to 750hp with bolt-ons... and it was reliable. Ask me how I know. I had 4 of these Turbo Buicks and the last one got into the mid 10's @ 135 on street tires. And the engine was just as quiet. God's hand shoving you in the back.

    Eric BraunEric BraunPřed 11 dny
  • Awesome awesome awesome 👏🏾!!!!!!! Good job Doug !!!!!!

    Rudeboy EmRudeboy EmPřed 11 dny
  • how about stop worrying about over pronouncing words and go through a few years at full throttle before saying how it performs , just saying , IV seen it with quite a few and then some that suck are said to be fast ? Stop being scared big guy .

    nick Canovanick CanovaPřed 11 dny
  • It's always surprising how many people don't know the reason behind the 85 MPH speedo. That was a federal law at the time. Also you can tell Doug doesnt drive old cars often because the position of the manual mirrors is extremely typical. Its uncommon for any car with manual mirrors of that era to have them In a different spot. Even my 89 Maserati had them that way.

    Patrick HartgePatrick HartgePřed 11 dny
    • @Captain Obvious Yah, obviously

      Patrick HartgePatrick HartgePřed 10 dny
    • It was so you couldn’t travel in time.

      Captain ObviousCaptain ObviousPřed 10 dny
  • you can have it in any color you like as long as it's black oh wait.... that was Ford...........

    Jack LarsonJack LarsonPřed 11 dny
  • so ugly

    jim poeschmannjim poeschmannPřed 11 dny
  • the grand national is so underrated ;-;

    NeInE 670NeInE 670Před 12 dny
  • At 14:53 on the left-hand side of the screen, it shows 95.7 WWMJ (Maine), which was my favorite radio station when I was a kid. I started listening to it in 1987 when I was 12, and when the Grand National in this video was brand new. It was an "oldies" station ('50s and '60 rock and roll) with an awesome DJ by the name of "Mighty" John Marshall. He brought his own stack of records to work with him each night, so the song selections during his shift were far wider than when he wasn't working. I used to listen every night when he was working, with a blank tape in my boombox ready to record songs I liked. Around the same time, I started hanging out with Tom, who was in my 6th grade class. He was into cars and thought the Grand National was awesome. There was one that drove around town and whenever we saw it he made a big fuss over it. I didn't see the appeal. It had a typical boxy '80s family car body style. I understood that it was fast, but it was still boring looking. Tom and I agreed on most things, i.e., we both liked '60s and early '70s muscle cars and pony cars, plus Corvettes and exotic sports cars from companies such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche, but he was never able to convince me that the Grand National was cool. Any car can be made to go fast, but it takes exceptional talent to design a good-looking body style, and nothing GM made in the late '80s looked good (the C4 Corvette was their best looking car, but it was a downgrade from the C2 and C3; the third-generation Camaros and Firebirds looked okay, but they were downgrades from first- and second-generation). Nothing Ford or Chrysler made in the late '80s looked good either. For that matter, no car manufacturer on Earth has designed a really good-looking car since the 1970s.

    MaximRecoilMaximRecoilPřed 12 dny
  • GM engineers from the 80's probably would have gotten aneurysms if there was a Doug DeMuro reviewing this Grand National pointing out all the quifks of this car.

    blaakroseblaakrosePřed 12 dny
  • You guys dont know Jack, LOl you watch fast and furious or listen to your uncles bulshit stories, the Gran national was quick but the 89 trans am turbo was quicker, and top speed all the trans ams with 305 tpi or 350s were faster as far as hitting top end , the grand national was good for maybe 115, it just got theyre quicker then most but a vette was good for 145 the same for the iroc z and the trans ams, you little school kids need schooled on the facts, and then probably none of you ever heard of the firehawk firebird, LOl 375 factory horsepower with a race suspension, LOl, when you kiddies get educated on the facts talk to Me.

    CC RyderCC RyderPřed 12 dny
  • It really isnt, the 89 turbo trans am was faster and it handled, granted it was the same motor as the gran national and a low production car, never the less it was faster.

    CC RyderCC RyderPřed 12 dny
    • Different heads to make it fit between the TA's front fender wells. They gave it a few hp more... like 250 or something.

      Eric BraunEric BraunPřed 11 dny
  • Do venome GT please

    Dilanka SaluwadanaDilanka SaluwadanaPřed 12 dny
  • Have you tested a 1995 Thunderbird supercoupe yet?

    Wolfguard 1Wolfguard 1Před 12 dny
    • Love those cars

      Trevor BTrevor BPřed 10 dny
  • Doug, 'Litre' is also the Canadian spelling which is where these cars were built. They were built in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

    No NamesNo NamesPřed 12 dny
  • Undeniably fast but hideous, capturing nearly everything wrong with 1980s American vehicle design.

    VideoAmericanStyleVideoAmericanStylePřed 12 dny
    • @You Can't Unhear This The BMW E28 was okay looking and so was the Mercedes W126, though it was introduced in '79 so it doesn't count as being designed in the '80s or later. The E29 was almost exactly the same body style as the E12, introduced in 1972, so it doesn't really count either. For that matter, the Mercedes W126 was almost the same body style as the W116, which was also introduced in 1972, which even further removes it from the 1980s. Second-generation Mazda RX-7s were okay looking but looked like a cheap knockoff of a Porsche 924 (or 928, 944, or 968), which was a mid-1970s body style. Third-generation RX-7s (introduced in 1992) were ugly as homemade shoes. They had that horrible melted look which was typical of 1990s body styles, and which was even worse than the boxy '80s body styles. The original Lexus (LS400) was a boring design, and not long after it was introduced, the Camry was restyled to look very similar to it. Me saying that _every_ body style designed in the '80s or later was ugly, was a bit of hyperbole. There were a lot of _okay_ looking body styles that were designed in the '80s, but as you get into the 1990s, it's harder for me to find ones that were even okay looking, and the 2000s and 2010s model years were even worse. I expect the 2020s to continue the downward spiral.

      MaximRecoilMaximRecoilPřed 12 dny
    • MaximRecoil I’d argue that the Europeans were on top of their game in the 80s and 90s (BMW e28, Mercedes W126, etc), and the Japanese in the early 90s (Lexus LS, Mazda RX7, etc). But the US? Anything after the fuel crisis was just pathetic.

      You Can't Unhear ThisYou Can't Unhear ThisPřed 12 dny
    • _Every_ car designed in the '80s or later is ugly. That doesn't include cars whose body styles were still being manufactured in the '80s but were designed earlier, such as the Ferrari 308 (introduced in 1975), Porsche 911 (introduced in 1963), etc.

      MaximRecoilMaximRecoilPřed 12 dny
  • The Front is 15 feet and the back is 15 feet...

    omer salmanomer salmanPřed 12 dny
  • 1980 Buick Grand National has power seats but 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman does not. LMAO

    Abbi RavindhranAbbi RavindhranPřed 13 dny
  • Please do a 1987-88 Monte Carlo SS.

    ImaginethImaginethPřed 13 dny
  • And then the 90’s came and made Buick an old man car.

    Marney OlsonMarney OlsonPřed 13 dny
  • That's lieutenant right and lieutenant left for you.

    watmanwatmanPřed 13 dny
  • 18:52, screen shot an image of the engine. Please tell me, on the alternator, the hook set up that’s going on. What in the world is that for? Also zoom in on your screen shot, below that hook, is that a ratchet tie down connected to it?!? I know I know sounds crazy or ignorant of me not knowing more of the engines anatomy in this car......unless a motor mount was going and he used it as a temp fix for the video???🤔

    spparodispparodiPřed 14 dny
  • GNX is my favorite car of all time. Used to be porche's all the time with it.

    Jef ReyJef ReyPřed 14 dny
  • Potresti cercare un buon vecchio Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera con cui realizzare un video? Mia nonna ne aveva posseduta una prima che io nascessi e mi piacerebbe genuinamente sentir la tua opinione. Could you look for a good old Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with which to make a video? My grandmother had owned one before I was born and would genuinely love to hear your opinion.

    iluvGlee98iluvGlee98Před 14 dny
  • You didn’t realized it was fast until it was beating you.... haha good one

    ChuyoChuyoPřed 14 dny
  • You should do more cars Doug quirks and features of any car that you can review.

    Mitchell PritskerMitchell PritskerPřed 14 dny
  • Damn its ugly. and the orange peel paint job is very fitting.

    kim Dierichsenkim DierichsenPřed 14 dny
  • 85mph??? that's a shame.

    Aou CelloutusAou CelloutusPřed 14 dny
  • 7 out of 10 cool factor? >:(

    Yul Strokheet Al-WauchYul Strokheet Al-WauchPřed 14 dny
  • Should have had a much higher score, at least 30.

    Darnell HendeasonDarnell HendeasonPřed 14 dny
  • Did he just say a car with a v6 was a muscle car......

    Quintin WrightQuintin WrightPřed 14 dny
  • Body by Fisher price 😂😂😂😂

    William R.William R.Před 14 dny
  • Review that shit MANNNN 🤘🤘🤘🤘

    William R.William R.Před 14 dny
  • "Quirkfest" 🤯........👍🏻

    Jason ColbyJason ColbyPřed 15 dny
  • Imagine a square steering wheel 🤣

    wolftmfgwolftmfgPřed 15 dny
  • Hello! I am a Russian guy. Review the legend of the Japanese production TOYOTA MARK 2 jzx90 1jz-gte or Grand G jzx91

    Смирнов ЕгорСмирнов ЕгорPřed 15 dny
  • Does it come with Apple Carplay?

    Douglas BuckDouglas BuckPřed 15 dny
  • For being a “car guy” you’re super late to this car. Your “Dougscore” completely missed the mark too. The “cool factor” on the GN is astronomical, and when it comes to acceleration ... watch your own video. PS, what about the Monte Carlo SS?

    mdmbkrmdmbkrPřed 15 dny
  • On September 1, 1979 in a regulation that also regulated speedometer and odometer accuracy, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) required speedometers to have special emphasis on the number 55 and a maximum speed of 85mph (140km/h).

    mdmbkrmdmbkrPřed 15 dny
  • In the 70's and '80s, the government federally mandated 85 mile per hour speedometers. You literally could not get one that read beyond 85mph. And if it did have hash marks beyond 85, there were no numbers.

    Frankie DeuceFrankie DeucePřed 15 dny
  • cool factor should be 10/10

    Fentanyl funkFentanyl funkPřed 15 dny
  • You forgot to mention the Buick regal T type

    War N PeaceWar N PeacePřed 16 dny
  • doug is the kind of guy that grabs a mirror like its a titty. @ 5:22

    soloist78soloist78Před 16 dny
  • Back when buttons were metal.

    brad hbrad hPřed 16 dny
  • I purchased my first Regal in 1980. It had a V8. In '85, I purchased a 3.8 liter turbo. Non inter-cooled, it was replaced three times. Of course you, Doug, were still enjoying crayons. Your vids are nothing more than redundant for those of us born in the early '50's.

    Carson LoweCarson LowePřed 17 dny
  • Does anybody else remember what it was like trying to put those GM seat belts on after the car had been sitting in the summer heat for a few hours?

    Traveler 1980Traveler 1980Před 17 dny
  • a ballas car in GTA SA

    cyfrezzel gamercyfrezzel gamerPřed 17 dny
  • pure love

    Martin AngelovMartin AngelovPřed 17 dny
  • Acceleration is a 2? Doug, did you watch your vid before scoring it?

    Max the MadvertiserMax the MadvertiserPřed 17 dny
    • Max the Madvertiser , these cars even to today’s standards are fast. Blessed to have one sitting in the Garage

      Paul SotoPaul SotoPřed 6 dny
    • Nathan Bower I’d still take the Grand National over any Viper or Ford GT

      Paul SotoPaul SotoPřed 6 dny
    • You have to think about the 4 speed transmission too. If it had more gears then it would probably be better

      Chase SantChase SantPřed 9 dny
    • @Max the Madvertiser so have I. The standard grand national does 0-60 in around 5 seconds. His current grade scale has multiple super cars/sports cars. 5 seconds is family sedan territory compared to today's cars. They were incredible cars. They still are! But on a scale where a Viper or GT is getting a 8-9 on the acceleration scale, I'd say a 2 is fair for a buick GN

      Nathan BowerNathan BowerPřed 13 dny
    • @Nathan Bower I've been in one. It had great acceleration. Even the Regal and Monte Carlo had great acceleration.

      Max the MadvertiserMax the MadvertiserPřed 13 dny
  • Radial T/A? Could do alot better than those.... Unless of course owner is planning on driving it in the snow.

    Rock and RyeRock and RyePřed 17 dny
  • "The Buick Grand National was faster than a Countach" Acceleration - Countach 6 out of 10 Grand National 2 out of 10 Seems legit

    P WP WPřed 17 dny
    • @Traveler 1980 Grand National 0-60 5.4 secs Countach 5.8 Grand national also wins a 1/4 mile race. What metrics would you use to compare acceleration? Grand national is a faster car in every metric except for maybe top speed since those old boats were governed at around 126 so you dont die. Regal suspension and frame were never meant to do more than 100.

      P WP WPřed 17 dny
    • Patrick W acceleration does not equal speed

      Traveler 1980Traveler 1980Před 17 dny
  • i bet dougs tongue is three times the size of a normal human ...

    Raymond FinkleRaymond FinklePřed 17 dny
  • It was the fastest stock 1/4 mile car (American of the 80's). Faster than the Vett, in a straight line.

    thackertmthackertmPřed 17 dny
    • No it wasnt damn it, LOl the 89 trans am turbo was faster, you guys sure dont know your cars, you know the same trans am sam Kinison was killed,.And it wasnt faster then a vette down the highway once the vette caught it it was game over, top speed on those was arouind 115, a Iroc z would beat it for top speed.

      CC RyderCC RyderPřed 12 dny
  • Dug that looking like a car in GTA San andreas its the car the bollers have in GTA

    Daniel LaurencinDaniel LaurencinPřed 17 dny
  • For several years, I think in the 80's the car that was considered the best in the car audio world was a Buick Grand National.

    Richard's World TravelerRichard's World TravelerPřed 17 dny
The Buick Grand National Is the Ultimate 1980s Muscle Car