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Dodge Charger 500

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Dodge Charger 500
Dodge Charger 500
Dodge Charger 500
Dodge Charger 500

"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" was a Detroit mantra in the late 1960s.  With Chysler being trounced by Ford on the super speedways, it needed a worthy contender.  The result was the high-performance, limited-production Dodge Charger 500.

Type:  V8
Construction:  cast-iron block and cylinder heads
Valve gear:  2 valves per cylinder operated by a single camshaft, pushrods and rockers
Bore & Stroke:  4.25in x 3.75in
Displacement:  426 cubic inch
Compression Ratio:  10.25:1
Induction System:  Twin Carter AFB 4-barrel carbs
Maximum Power:  425 bhp at 5,000 rpm
Maximum torque:  490 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm
4-speed manual
Unitary steel chassis with 2 door fastback body
Running Gear
Steering:  Recirculating ball
Front suspension:  A arms wth longitudinal torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension:  Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf-springs, telescopic shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Brakes:  Discs front and Drums rear
Wheels:  Steel discs 14x5
Tires:  F-70 14
Length:  208 inches
Width:  76.5 inches
Height:  53.1 inches
Wheelbase:  116.0 inches
Track:  59.5 inches (front), 59.2 inches (rear)
Weight:  4,100 lbs.

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