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  • Dissatisfied with the performance of the Road Runner, Petty The Superbird was based on the Plymouth Road Runner and the.

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    Goodwood Festival of Speed. The would now run on regular gas. A decal with Wile E. By Eric Brandt April 4, For nearly 30 years the mathematic formula used to determine the exact height of the enormous wing was thought to be a highly guarded Chrysler secret.

    Plymouth superbird roadrunner

    Plymouth superbird roadrunner

    Plymouth superbird roadrunner

    Plymouth superbird roadrunner

    Plymouth superbird roadrunner

    Plymouth Road Runner Superbird - Images, Specifications and Information

    Cars by brand Cars by country Prototypes Last updated. Forums index Automotive forums General forums New posts. Porsche reborn and the latest Paris releases Lola at 60 with the very first and last cars Events Multimedia Gaming Miscellaneous Website discussion. Plymouth Road Runner Superbird. United States Produced in: Wouter Melissen Last updated: February 20, Download: Page 1 of 1 While the competitors dominated the newly created affordable muscle car market, Plymouth was left out.

    In the company decided to jump on the band wagon and turn the two-door Belvedere in a serious street racer. Serious might not be the correct word for the cartoon inspired Road Runner that was the result of this work. Equipped with stickers depicting the popular Warner Brothers cartoon figure and a 'beep-beep' horn to complete the package, some people at Chrysler believed the development team had taken the theme step too far and did not expect the Road Runner to be much of a success.

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    What really mattered for muscle car fans was performance and the new Plymouth packed enough punch to convince even the company's biggest sceptics. At the car's introduction two engines and a wide variety of other options were available.

    The base engine was the familiar ci V8 that had powered many Chrysler cars before the Road Runner. For its new purpose it was fitted with a hot cam and heads derived from the much bigger ci 'Super Commando' V8, boosting power to bhp. Fixed pillar and pillarless coupe bodystyles were available in , complemented by a convertible the following two years.

    Plymouth superbird roadrunner

    Late the ci Magnum engine was added to the line-up to bridge the gap between the stock and Hemi engines. In three carb 'Six Pack' form this big block V8 was very close to the Hemi for half the cost. Production of this engine was limited because Edelbrock was not able to produce enough intake manifolds.

    Still not fully convinced, Chrysler's executives expected to sell just a few thousand Road Runners. At the end of the Beep-Beeps were heard throughout North America from the nearly 45, examples sold. Only around 1, were equipped with the Hemi engine. In the success continued with sales almost doubling, 2, examples were convertibles. Competition from other companies and new Chrysler products meant that the sales dropped considerably in to just over 40, A special edition aerodynamic version was added to the line-up.

    Similar to the Charger Daytona, this 'Superbird' was available with the six-pack or Hemi engine. Although it had an unmatched top speed, its sharp nose and huge rear wing were not very well received. With only examples produced these Superbirds are very much sought after today. For major modifications were carried out, and Road Runners were built for some years to come, but never matched the performance or popularity of the - models. Featured is Superbird equipped with the stock Super Commando V8 engine.

    Plymouth superbird roadrunner

    After the car's first owner damaged the unique nose-cone, he had difficulty locating a replacement. His involvement with the car can still be seen on the driver side front fender scoop, which bears his signature. Painstakingly restored, it is a regular prize winner at concours d'elegance throughout the United States. Page 1 of 1. Add your comments on the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird. Ferrari GT Coupe. Renault 5 Turbo 2. Porsche Speedster Concept II.

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