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Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350


Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350

Back in the 1960s, insurance was turning into a headache on big-block muscle cars, so manufacturers offered alternatives with small-block engines. The Oldsmobile Rallye 350 was one of the best but was offered only in 1970. It was regular in engineering terms as it was based on the Cutlass, featuring wishbones front and coil-sprung live axle rear with upper and lower control arms. However, front and rear anti-roll bars, heavy duty springs and shocks meant good handling, and more balance, too, with less weight up front than the big-block cars. Also good was performance, with the 350ci (5.7-liter) engine producing plenty of power and impressive torque. All the Rallyes came in Sebring Yellow and featured the functional cold-air intake hood from the W30 big-block model. For 1971 the Rallye was dropped and power on the small-block Cutlass went down to 260bhp (194kW).

Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350 Specifications

Top speed:122 mph (195 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):7.0 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:350 ci (5,735 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:310 bhp (231 kW) @ 4,600 rpm
Max torque:390 lb ft (528 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:3,574 lb (1,624 kg)
Economy:14 mpg (5 km/I)
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