1970 Dodge Charger 500 7.2-liter 440 cu in V8 1920×1080 HD

Posted by at 2 July 2013, at 20 : 51 PM

Car of the day – 1970 Dodge Charger 500 7.2-liter 440 cu in V8 1920×1080 HD

The 1970 Dodge Charger 500 is powered by a 7.2-liter (7206 cc) 440 cu in 4bbl RB V8 engine. This 7.2-liter engine can produce up to 390 hp (291 kW) at 4700 rpm and torque of 490 lbs-ft (664 Nm) at 3200 rpm.

The car features a 4-speed manual transmission. As all muscle cars, this one is a powerful beast with reckless power in it. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h or ~0-60 mph in around 6 seconds. A standing quarter mile can be driven in 14.4 seconds. Top speed is 109 mph (175 km/h).

The 7.2-liter Dodge engine is a thirsty one. An average fuel consumption estimated by 8.9 mpg (U.S) or 26.4 L/100 km. That is sure not a car for regular driving, especially when fuel prices are quite high at the moment, but it’s a great car for some “fun” driving. Just be careful on the corners with this muscle car, because whoever knows about old muscle cars and its handling, they will understand what i mean. And who don’t know what i am talking about, well, old muscle cars are quite powerful and with all this power you get lets just say “not the best handling”. Doesn’t matter a fact, it’s quite difficult to handle old muscle car with a lot of power, because most of old muscle cars are made mostly for brutal power, but all the handling is quite poor and with bad driving skills and too much on the gas can lead to an accident.

The original price (MSRP) for a 1970 Dodge Charger 500 was set at around 4000 USD ($), back in 1970.

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