Energy Bill Could Kill Muscle Cars

2009 Dodge Challenger

The last time the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment imposed fuel econ­o­my restric­tions was in the ear­ly 1970s. The result was the death of big Amer­i­can cars and con­sumers’ move to trucks and SUVs. Last Decem­ber Con­gress increased CAFE stan­dards. The vic­tim this time could be automak­ers’ new, revived mus­cle cars.