Awful. That is exactly the term that should be used when describing every muscle car that came out of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Sure you had a few exceptions when it came to handling like the WS6 equipped Pontiac Trans Am’s, but for the most part, those big canoes were horrible when it came to going around corners. In today’s automotive society we can now update our old rides with new suspension, wheels and tires in the hopes of making them better. Back in the day though, well… this is about as good as it got. The following video was conducted by Bud Lindemann of “Car & Track” on the 1971 Ford Torino Cobra. Sure it had big power, but it also had big weight and little skinny tires that made it look like an elephant on stilts. I’ve got to say though that it is actually quite enjoyable to see one getting flogged around a racetrack in the same shape it left the factory. Click through for the video and prepare to be appalled by how bad things used to be.