1970 Plymouth Road Runner
Classic Motor Cars
Actual rating may vary with options, driving circumstances and vehicle condition.
- Black Vinyl
- 440 cubic-inch V-8
- 999,999 miles
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Number built – 40,660 coupes
Construction – Unibody
Engine – 440 cubic-inch V-8
Power/Torque – 440 cubic-inch V-8, 390 horsepower, 490 lb-ft torque
Transmissions – four-speed manual
Suspension front – Unequal-length A-arms with torsion bars, anti-roll bar
Suspension rear – Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs
Brakes – 11-inch front and rear drums, optional front disc
Length/width/height – 202.7/81.7/56.3 inches
Wheelbase – 116 inches
Weight – 3,400 lbs.
0-60mph/quarter mile – 6.6 seconds, 14.4 seconds at 99 mph (Motor Trend, December 1969)
Top speed – 115 mph est.
MPG – 8-12 mpg est
By 1970 the Road Runner was imbedded into the fabric of factory muscle cars. Plymouth’s combination of great performance at an affordable price gave “lunchbox Joe” the ability to own a car that would dominate the street-racing scene.
After two years of carry-over sheetmetal, the 1970 Road Runner upped the ante on styling with a new grille, hood, front fenders, quarter panels, and rear end treatment. The new rear quarters with a non-functional scoop, and hood with a power bulge, gave the car a more aggressive look. This one has the then optional Pistol Grip Shifter.