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1970 Dodge Charger

1970 Charger R/T

The 1970 Dodge Charger received some styling revisions for the new model year. A new front bumper completely surrounds the neatly organized grill. As with all model years of the Charger, many available options for the car including new high impact colours such as Plum Crazy purple.

Models:

Base: 318 motor.

R/T: 375 hp 440 Magnum was standard. Heavy duty drum brakes, special handling equipment, F70 Red Streak Tires. Available 1968-1971. Hemi and 6 pack were options as available. Featured rear facing side scoops.

SE: Leather seats, wood grain wheel, deep dish wheel covers, wood grain instrument panel. Could be ordered with R/T package. Available 1969up.

Charger 500: Flush mounted coronet grill, new full back window to lower drag on raceways. Hemi was standard motor in 1969. Available 1969/1970. This car was designed for superspeedway NASCAR racing.

Powertrain options:

Cid Compression Horsepower Torque Years
225 8.4 145 @ 4000 215 @ 2400  
318 9.0 230 @ 4400 340 @ 2400  
383 9.2 290 @ 4400 390 @ 2800  
383 10.0 325 @ 4800 425 @ 2800  
440 10.1 375 @ 4600 480 @ 3200 all
440-6 10.1 390 @ 4700 490 @ 3600 69-71
426 10.25 425 @ 5000 490 @ 4000 66-71

 

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