08-19-2008, 06:55 PM
Here's a link to some interesting information about Muscle Cars
"too "high-strung" for the street was Chryslerís small-volume-production 1965
drag racer, the 550 bhp (410 kW) Plymouth Satellite 426 Hemi. Although the
detuned 1966 version (the factory rating underestimated it at 425 bhp (317
kW) ) has been criticized for poor brakes and cornering, Car and Driver
described it as "the best combination of brute performance and tractable
street manners we've ever driven." The car's understated appearance belied
its "ultra-supercar" performance: it could run a 13.8-second quarter mile at
104 mph (167 km/h). Base price was $3,850."
"Chevrolet likewise eschewed flamboyant stripes and badges for their 1969
Chevelle COPO 427 and kept its appearance low-key. The car could run a 13.3
sec. quarter-mile at 108 mph (174 km/h). Chevrolet rated the engine at 425 hp"
"The 340 CID (5.6 L)-powered 1970 Plymouth Duster was one of these smaller,
more affordable cars. Based on the compact-sized Plymouth Valiant and priced
at US$2,547, the 340 Duster posted a 6.0-second 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time
and ran the quarter mile in 14.7 seconds at 94.3 mph (151.8 km/h)."