In 1971 the Charger, which had set the standards for full-sized sedan muscle-car performance, got a restyle. The front end was wider and had a one-piece fender for better crash protection, and this was matched at the rear where there was also a sharper roofline slope. The car was virtually unchanged on the chassis, still with torsion bars at the front and multi-leaf rear springs on the Dana 60-equipped rear axle. The 440ci (7.2-liter) Magnum engine was a racer's dream, with an ultra-strong crankshaft and connecting rods, plus a rigid cast-iron block. It also had high flow cylinder heads and an effective intake manifold with triple two-barrel carbs (the famous 'Six Pack'), so it's easy to see how the cars were so effective in NHRA Super Stock drag-racing class. Just 3,118 R/Ts were built in 1971, and only 63 had the extra option of the legendary Hemi.
Dodge Charger R/T (1971) Specifications
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