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Dodge Challenger R/T 440
Barracuda was introduced as a first pony car model by Plymouth, just two weeks before the Ford Mustang was introduced. Dodge entered the segment in 1970. According to some muscle car historians Dodge was late. However the Challenger was too good that it was marked and placed in car history. Models line Mopar’s E-Body, the barracuda and Challenger was the news for the 70s. They highlighted their new designs and better construction and they had a wider, longer body.
The Barracuda didn’t essentially differ from the Challenger in the point of their mechanics. They had different design but the two cars had a few compatible, identical bodywork parts. Challenger was with the full firepower of Mopar engines. A powerful 383 V8, a big 440 or the popular 426 Hemi were the options the buyer could get. Taking into consideration the specifications, differential ratio and gearboxes maybe 440 and the Hemi were the best performers.
In the range of 5.5. to 5.7 seconds Challenger with 440 or the Hemi engines could accelerate to 60 mph. For 1970 it was actually and fully fast. Less than 4,000 Challenger models were produced only because they were more expensive than regular, common models.