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Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass (W30) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1648 kg (3633 lbs)
Dimensions 5.16 m (203 in) long, 1.94 m (76 in) wide, 1.34 m (53 in) high
Wheelbase 2.85 m (112 in)
Introduced 1970
Gas mileage 29.4-23.5 l/100 km (8-10 mpg US / 10-12 mpg UK)
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0 - 30 mph2.5 s
0 - 60 mph7.0 s
Top speed217 kph (135 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8 Oldmobile Rocket 455 Cu
Displacement 7.5 l (455 ci / 7456 cc)
Power 375 ps (370 bhp / 276 kw) @ 4400 rpm
Torque 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) @ 3000 rpm
Power / liter 50 ps (50 hp)
Power / weight 228 ps (225 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 411 Nm (303 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 14 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 4-speed manual transmission and 3.91:1
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Hoppelmoppel123  5m ago

@fastestlaps please delete the topspeed and change the power to 370 HP.

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Tom Hile  6m ago

I had a 70 442 with 3 speed TH 400, 3.23 and straight through glass packs. The 1/4 mile time was about 14.0 @106mph. It had stock tires and no positraction. Top speed? Speedo was at 0730(way past 120) on the speedo and still climbing and I shut it down. I estimate 150 or a little more for top speed.

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196ss  1y ago

Motortrend July 1971:
0-30 mph 2,5 sec
0-45 mph 4,1 sec
0-60 mph 7,0 sec
0-75 mph 9,0 sec
top speed - 135 mph

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Chevelle, Charger, Camaro, GTO  3y ago

Terrible motors and shit oiling system.

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jerry Duncan Nilsson Jr.  4y ago

1970 old 442 we had two #1my dad the anahiem convention center auto show off the floor on display for 7000.00 / It was number 8 of the first 50 Hurst w30 442s in 1970. and they made 800 reg w30 442s that year. but only 50 hursts. and I dont know many factory cars they made but in 1980 I bought another one that had been stripped down alomost the back trunk wall cut out between cab behind rear seat back to weld in a roll cage. but the guy ran out of money and sold it to me. before completiing to stalkcar it out. made him guarantee it was in good order other than that took it for a drive after getting paperwork with my mom and the title parked it in front of his house on main in Springville Utah so main paid him 400.00 and went home he had slapped the engine together with an old carb and timing chain set and dropped it back in to sell it it caught on fire vaporlocked through the carb backfired and burst in to flames the fire Dept came and put it out before it totally destroyed the fiberglass hood they were dirving by north bound after a earlier call and saw it smoking and flames coming out the scoops and grill and stopped and drove it through the lake so to speak. I towed it home the next day rebuilt it myself it was # 48 of the first 50 hursts. but made in to a 4 speed I kept it that way with leather intereor I had done floor to headliner an new carpet. I got a set of dart aluminium batten old heads from a friend Bob wideline ran a Corvette funny car in Utah back in late 70s and early 80s called star Lord for 100.00 edlebrock manifold with 750 double pump holley 12.25 comp bored 60 over 590 lift 410 duration roller cam and rockers milled and ported heads stage one nitrous metering block under carb. matched Pistons and rings?ballenced crank and rods titanium valves and sleeves ? milled ported polish pretty much scavenged all the parts from racing enthusiasts in Utah county and it was fast. 12 bolt 456 possie rear end not original. with 150 lbs liquid lead over. the rear end in trunk and ladder bars tripple clutch 4speed Muncie striped out of another 1/4 Miller ran at boniville raceway vertical gate ratchet shifter. n50 ply torque twisters onback and n70s on front raked 4in all around with high jackers air shocks on rear and exhaust cut outs after hooker headers out book tubes in front of rear tires. bypassing exhaust never lost a street race till old judge Peterson made my take the car apart and sell it piece by piece and show him the reciets I am jerry tangerine orange 1970 Hurst 442 bocephus sticker on the left rear bumper and drive it like you stole it on the right I had that one made at the by in 1980 thus I was the person who made it up and coined the popular today ! and lick my balls! I'm was fomous for that and street racing. And though I'm not happy about them getting me drunk and rapping me around a telephone pole you may be firmiliar with the band primus and thier no 1 song jerry was a race car driver came out 1990 I believe. but I never drank I threw the parties and a responsible for the state of Utah outlawing kegers back in the middle 80s for walking a bunch of people right in to the middle of the national war games and proceeded throwing a bash .Freeze your invading our perimeter . right your crazy have a beer were all Americans here and pariotic as hell . cant captains and ******* you will all be escorted to the nearest pow camp as prisoners of war and held awaiting extradition to the proper authorities. thus we as youth having our war party had broke the cloak so to speak and that could not be tolerated thus out lawing kegs in Utah from the at time on till even today jerry Nilsson AKA the ghost. hell raiser for ever .! but I've great kids the best my sister is so jellous says it's not fair I was a bad. boy!

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Shaggy  10y ago

The 442 is the only oldsmobile I would have.

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Andrew C  11y ago

people have gotten around 13 second 1/4 mile in a 1970 442

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Apathy  11y ago

The 442 was pretty much the only cool olds.

That's just my opinion. A lot of people like the boxy Cutlass of the 80's I guess...

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Mach-1  11y ago

442s were definitely the coolest Olds. My dad has a friend who used to have a Delta 88 with the 455 Rocket and he used to beat up on everyone. Only car he ever lost to was another friend's Riviera GS with the Super Wildcat engine.

Damn I wish I was born in the 60s.

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Super8  12y ago

Sorry i forgot to post home country and year. It's 1970 and USA. This is fastest 442 in 1970. It reach 13.7 @ 102 mph (claim from Oldsmobile). It also reach 141 mph and 0-60 in 6.5 Sec