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Plymouth Road Runner

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Plymouth Road Runner
Plymouth Road Runner
Plymouth Road Runner
Plymouth Road Runner
As a no-frills, budget-priced muscle car, the Road Runner was very successful, combining cartoon character personality and powerful engines.  Expected to sell just 2,500 in its first year, nearly 45,000 Road Runners actually made it to the street.

Type:  V8
Construction:  cast-iron block and ported cylinder heads
Valve gear:  2 valves per cylinder operated by a single camshaft, pushrods and rockers
Bore & Stroke:  4.32in x 3.75in
Displacement:  440 cubic inch
Compression Ratio:  11.2:1
Induction System:  Single 4-barrel carb
Maximum Power:  440 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque:  500 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm
727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic
Monocoque 2-door coupe
Running Gear
Steering:  Recirculating ball
Front suspension:  Wishbones wth longitudinal torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers and leaf springs
Rear suspension:  Rigid axle with semi-elliptic leaf-springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes:  Discs front, drums rear
Wheels:  American Racing, 15-in. dia.
Tires:  295/50 R15
Length:  202.7 inches
Width:  76.4 inches
Height:  57.4 inches
Wheelbase:  116 inches
Track:  59.5 inches (front), 59.2 inches (rear)
Weight:  3,475 lbs.

Production Years:
1968, 1969, 1970

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