Not according to Mike Musto, host of Big Muscle on Drive. This week, Musto gets behind the wheel of a wicked 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS and proceeds to postulate on all the reason why its Goldilocks engine– a term we just invented to describe a powerplant that’s not too big nor not too small– makes it the perfect car.
Although many on the Internet will insist the biggest and wildest engine is always best, he explains, that’s not actually the case in the real world.
Musto says the Malibu, which is fitted with a 500 hp LS1 small-block, Global West suspension, a T56 transmission out of a Dodge Viper, and Wilwood brakes, hits the sweet spot between underpowered wannabe and over-powered monster.
It’s a damn fine looking Malibu and we think its well-worth ten minutes of your Friday.
Head down to the comments when you’re done and let us know: is Musto crazy or is this Malibu in fact the perfect muscle car?