“Muscle” Cars Can Go Green Too!

“Muscle” Cars Can Go Green Too!

Dark Green 1968 Pontiac GTO
By User Geneb1955 on en.wikipedia (Car owned by me, picture taken by me) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Muscle cars of the past have a special place in the heart of every American; they are fast, sexy and instantly take you to a time and place most of us only see on television. “Muscle” cars are a class of full sized performance vehicles originally inspired by the Pontiac GTO and Chevy Camaro. Today they include the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Mustang. What they all have in common is a large V8 engine usually generating over 300 horsepower.

Needless to say, these large engines like their gas! The more fuel an engine takes in usually relates to a higher percentage of greenhouse gases released in to the air. Until now, Pulstar™ pulse plugs is a unique solution to this issue, now we can keep our beautiful ‘muscle’ car and still promote cleaner air.

I know the first question: I have a “muscle’ car because I like to go fast. But just how much performance will I lose?

Not to worry, dynamometer tests show that the Pulstar™ CB1 pulse plug has demonstrated its ability to increase horsepower in “muscle” cars by up to 11 percent, making it a highly sought after performance enhancement. And that’s not all; the pulse plug (model CB1) also improves fuel economy by an average of 8% in these gas thirsty vehicles. It seems counter-intuitive to think of a “muscle” car in fuel economy terms, but in reality the “muscle” in “muscle” cars is used less than 2% of the total driving time.

The majority of the time they operate in normal driving mode, offering an enormous opportunity to save fuel. Because of their large piston displacement, they can actually save more fuel with Pulstar™ than a small four cylinder engine already designed for fuel economy.

If you haven’t heard anything about the pulse plug yet let me fill you in, this is one of the simplest modifications you can do to your “muscle” car that has the largest increase in both performance and fuel efficiency. You replace your current spark plugs with pulse plugs. That is where the magic happens.

The Pulstar™ pulse plugs were developed as a drop-in replacement for all spark plugs, including so-called high performance spark plugs. They are designed to more efficiently ignite the fuel in an engine’s cylinders, which increases horsepower, torque and dramatically improves fuel economy. Pulse plugs look and fit like spark plugs, but unlike spark plugs, contain an integral capacitor, which dramatically boosts peak spark power from 50 watts in spark plugs to 1,000,000 watts.

I find this invention to be absolute genius, instead of taking these legendary cars off of the street, we can now easily convert them to be much more eco-friendly with a simple modification. We have to change our spark plugs anyway … I know I’ll be changing all of mine out with pulse plugs! For most of us, our cars are a large part of our identity. It only makes sense to me to use the best.

About the Author
Enerpulse, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., was founded in 1996. The company develops environmentally friendly ignition products through the application of pulsed power technology. For more information, visit www.pulstar.com.