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Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1750 kg (3858 lbs)
Introduced 1970
Origin country United States
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Performance

0 - 100 kph6.1 s
Top speed240 kph (149 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type 16 valve V8
Displacement 7.2 l (440 ci / 7212 cc)
Power 380 ps (375 bhp / 280 kw)
Torque 651 Nm (480 lb-ft)
Power / liter 53 ps (52 hp)
Power / weight 217 ps (214 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 372 Nm (274 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 3 speed automatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Yeret  4y ago

Ah, the Superbird was the first car that I ever raced in Gran Turismo 4 at a nephew's house and ultimately turned me on to the game.

I liked to setup custom races with Japanese sports cars and blow their doors off even on their own turf alu Tsukuba and Suzuka. The Big Bird handled surprisingly well but the fun really began once you hit the straights. Gotta love old school muscle!


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ BR2': I agree, I think the Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird and Dodge Charger Daytona are 2 of the coolest cars ever made, partly because of their weird styling.


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BR2'  8y ago

Anything with a spoiler like that will look ridiculous, but that's what makes it so cool.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking, BR2', and Iggz: These cars looked so strange in their day, their oddball styling kept them in dealerships for up to 2 years before finally being bought, they look weird, but at the same time, cool. Richard Petty, probably the greatest stock car race driver raced in one of these, or a Dodge Charger Daytona. They made the wing that tall so that the driver could open the trunk lid, but it still couldn't open that wide.


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Viking  8y ago

@Iggz LOL.


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Viking  8y ago

@BR2' yeah these cars are cooler looking than so many of today's bloated cars. The drag coefficient is very modern as well, but with a smaller frontal area so that the CdA is truly excellent by modern standards. I like the functional wing.


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Iggz  8y ago

This spoiler was a trick for a man to have an excuse to buy this car in front of wife..drying laundry , gymnastics etc.


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BR2'  8y ago

Ii want this car retro! with the ridiculous wing and everything

SRT SuperBird GT!


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: I usually forget factory color names, but Chrysler made many of their color names unique and easy to remember. IMO: Sublime Lime Green, Plum Crazy Purple, Hemi Orange, along with some newer ones like Stone White mom has a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan that color, Bright White, like my 2008 Dodge Dakota, I once saw a 2013 Dodge Dart in Laguna Blue at my local Chrysler dealership, I like it, the color really pops, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Deepwater Blue Crystal Pearl, Clearwater Blue Crystal Pearl, True Blue Pearl. Colorful names. ;)


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Viking  8y ago

@Shaggy you are right. I took a look around at Superbirds on the internet, and showed them to my dad, and we agreed that the Superbird in our neighborhood was SubLime green. Real groovy color.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: Pea Green as you call it is most likely Sublime Lime Green. cool color.


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Viking  8y ago

@Shaggy wow you have seen one more than I have. I have only seen the pale green one in 1970-1974 that belonged to a neighbor. I have called it "pea green" since that is what my father referred to it as a color. I am not sure what Plymouth called it.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: You won't believe this, as you know, only around 500 Plymouth Roadrunner Superbirds were produced, but as young as I am, I've seen 2, a red one at a car show when I was 17, and one in Sublime Lime Green last year in central Georgia somewhere south of Hazelhurst when I was on my way to Jacksonville Florida sometime just after Christmas.


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Mach-1  9y ago

One of the regulars at a car show I once frequented had one of these. Absolutely gigantic car complete with a "meep meep" roadrunner horn. :P

One of my favorite muscles. I didn't know they made an auto version though.


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Viking  10y ago

Ahh, the Superbird. This brings back some memories. One of my neighbors had a pea green Superbird in the early 1970s. The wing was rear fender mounted as I recall and had to be that tall in order to allow room for the trunk to open fully. Of course it also gave it clean air for best effectiveness for the ones used in NASCAR. It is too bad NASCAR changed the rules in order to make such cars obsolete. Hard to imagine now that prior to 1974 NASCAR race cars were based on real stock cars.


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monkeypop  10y ago

King of all ricer shopping cart wings. I guess they made it that tall so it would be in clean air above the cab?


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driver  10y ago

Whoa..... Beep Beep car! I wonder how fast the performance of the 4 Speed manual Hemi Version


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Heli56  11y ago

The Plymouth Superbird and the Dodge Daytona made more impact on NASCAR rules than any other car in history. They were the first aerodynamic car designed specifically for NASCAR and completely dominated the track until their design was "outlawed" by NASCAR.


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Anonymous  12y ago

Whatever, NEXT!!!


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BumRush  12y ago

RoadRunner SuperBird?? where the hell did they egt that name?..lol


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Anonymous  12y ago

i wonder what kinda handling this has, what with being the size of a football field lol


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LJUTICA  12y ago

What the... This looks like a sudden impact of aerodynamics on musle cars and it doesn't look good. Though Superbird is a real collectable and a sweet machine.


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Adam  12y ago

look's like they improved the airodynamic's the spoiler look's to big.