Friday, September 25, 2015

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

The Challenger name has been carried by three different Dodge models since it was introduced in 1970.
While the new Challenger model has created a lot of interest, this entry is about the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T.
Both the Challenger and it's sister ship the Plymouth Barracuda were created to compete against cars like the Mercury Cougar and Pontiac Firebird.
The Challenger had a longer wheelbase, larger dimensions and more luxurious interior than the Cuda, and was of course aimed at young American buyers.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
The top of the line Challenger was the R/T powered by the 426 Hemi V8.
The Hemi cost an extra $1,228, but it gave the Challenger 425 horsepower and 490 pounds of torque.
That allowed the Challenger to cover the quarter mile in a little over 13 seconds at 107.12 mph.

A 1970 Challenger was driven by Jake Kowalski in the original "Vanishing Point" movie.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

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