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Plymouth Barracuda (1967)


Plymouth Barracuda (1967)

Chrysler's pony car was launched two weeks before Ford's Mustang in 1965, and was as good a car to drive, had as many options, but to many eyes didn't quite have the looks. The base engine was the 145bhp (108kW) slant-six 225ci (3,687cc), while the base V8 was a 273ci (4,473cc). The only other choice was the 383ci (6,276cc) which, while nowhere near the Hemi in power, still pumped out a very strong 400lb ft (542Nm) torque. In the sub-3,000lb (1,361kg) Barracuda this gave performance aplenty. It started out on Chrysler's Valiant platform to keep costs down, which meant a torsion bar front and live rear axle on leaf springs. Optional were the Sure Grip limited-slip differential, racing stripes and bucket seats. The following year options got even better with the Formula S package, which added a I speed manual transmission, anti-roll bars, dual exhaust and wider tyres.

Plymouth Barracuda (1967) Specifications

Top speed:120 mph (192 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):7.0 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:383 ci (6,276 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:280 bhp (209 kW) @ 4,200 rpm
Max torque:400 lb ft (542 Nm) @ 2,400 rpm
Weight:2,940 lb (1,336 kg)
Economy:12 mpg (4.25 km/I)
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