Muscle cars exist for one reason: To get down a straight two-lane blacktop as quickly as possible. But automakers have long paired performance options with convenience or luxury features, which invariably increase price and weight. And they’re easy to justify. After all, air conditioning and power switches are handy and only decrease speed marginally.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/09/23/entry-level-muscle-cars