Because they place a larger engine in a smaller car. It has far more power than normal cars that size.
Just as your physical muscles give you the power to lift and carry things, the engines put in these cars are larger than what would normally be in a car that size which gives it the "muscle" to go faster.
They're called Muscle Cars because they put as much power into every cubic inch that they could in that era. People wanted fast cars, and that's what chevy, dodge, ford, plymouth, pontiac, buick and chrystler provided. It wasn't only smaller cars that got these powerful engines either, as that came later when they developed what is called "Pony Cars", which were most of the Mustangs, Camaro's and Firebirds (to name a few). In fact, many of the true muscle cars were big boaty things like the Barracuda, Roadrunner and Nova. A brief glance at wikipedia can fill up a mind rather quickly with this topic, though in my opinion, it's much more worth while to visit a classic car show
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