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1968 Dodge Charger hemi

For all-out competition, about all you need is the high compression pistons (same basic design, but more pop-up), a longer duration camshaft, and a set of tubular headers. For stock car racing, there is a very special "ram-tuned" intake manifold and a giant Holley 4-bbl. carb.

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger sports sedan with all-steel integral body/chassis

PRICE AS TESTED: N/A

ENGINE TYPE: pushrod water-cooled V-8, cast-iron block and heads

Displacement: 426 cu in, 6981 cc
Power: 425 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 490 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 3-speed automatic

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 117.0 in
Length: 208.0 in
Width: 76.6 in Height: 53.2 in
Curb weight: 4035 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 30 mph: 1.7 sec
Zero to 60 mph: 4.8 sec
Zero to 90 mph: 10.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.5 sec @ 105 mph
Top speed (estimated): 156 mph
Braking, 80-0 mph: 274 ft



http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...strumented-test-review-a-racing-engine-page-2
 

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This car would be around 13 flat with modern transmissions and rubber!
 

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Great read, thanks.
 
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