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1969 Plymouth Road Runner 0-60
The following are all the published 0-60 times for the 383, 440, and 426 Hemi published by magazines back in 1969.
440 Six Pack N/A
426 Hem i 5.1
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I read somewhere the reason Mopar dropped the Hemi motor was that it cost more to build than the 440 and the 440 was a few tenths quicker in the quarter. I don't know quarter mile times of the 440 6 pack. I know it was fast. My cousin had the 69 1/2 440 6 pack Road Runner and it was quick.
One thing to remember back in the old days when they did acceleration runs is the heavy equipment and / or having a passenger record the times. Maybe not a big deal in a 4,000 lbs car, but in a small car like a Fiat it made a difference.
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The other problem with the 60's cars is you didn't have the tires we have today. You could waste most of your power in that first half second just in smoke.
Take a look at the engine in an Abarth. It's so far beyond any engine back then in technology and construction - yes, it's only tuned for 160hp, but nobody had anything like that. Now it's a street engine on a fairly cheap car. And of course there are many other machines out there with even wilder outputs. There simply is no comparison, in that the engines of the present time are so much more than what was available in the glory days of the 60's and 70's, and so are the vehicles.
Completely stock 2016 500 Abarth, Rhino & Nero,
2017 Jeep Renegade 1.4 Turbo, Anvil & Black
2016 Ford Fiesta ST
The thing about those muscle car now. There in big demand now. You can Retro fit those vehicles with modern suspension, engines, fuel injections, tires etc.
Last edited by smark; 12-21-2020 at 02:18 PM.
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