This post has nothing to do with insurance, or actuaries, but Consumer Reports ran (sub. req.) the following table comparing the new Mustang with the classic 1970 Mustang Boss 302:
Now I’m not a car guy. I think my first car was a 1970 Ford Fairlane. Feel free to correct me in comments, but I think it had a 302-cubic-inch V-8 similar to the Boss, but not souped up. (Do car guys still say souped up?)
The interesting thing to me is that today’s engine is 25% smaller but outperforms the classic muscle car in every way and not by a little bit. It delivers more horsepower and faster acceleration to a heavier car but still gets twice the gas mileage.
Just a tiny testament to the march of progress. That is all.