Flashback: Car and Driver --Twelve 1974 Showroom Stock Sedans --Vega GT Fastest around Lime Rock

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Car and Driver in a 1974 On-the-Track Comparison Test: Twelve 1974 Showroom Stock Sedans — Possible winners and possible losers from among the top contenders — Vega GT, Fiat 124TC, Mazda 808, Dodge Colt, Opel 1.9-Liter Sedan, Subaru 1400 GL, Datsun 710, Fiat 128, Honda Civic, Datsun 610, Datsun B-210, and Toyota Corolla 1600.
In this track test of twelve top Showroom Stock contenders. the Vega GT had the quickest lap (Lime Rock Park: 1 minute, 17.4 seconds). C&D said, "The SCCA has recently recognized the GT version of the Vega for Showroom Stock racing. This adds a 4-speed transmission, the 85 hp 2bbl. engine, an upgraded suspension package, front and rear anti-sway bars, and 6.0-inch wheels to the Vega that has been legal—but not competitive—all along. It should be enough to make the little Chevy a front-runner." "Handling is the Vega's strong suit. The car corners strongly with neither awkward roll angles nor the heavy understeer that keeps many more powerful Showroom Stock Sedans in back of the pack." "The Vega demands a sharp pilot, but it can be a winner." S

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