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Willys Coupe


Willys Coupe

In the 1960s when drag-racing really caught on in the USA, pre-war cars were cheap and plentiful and popular as a basis for 'Gassers'. These used large V8s run on pump gas and ran high in order to fit both large wheel in the rear and I In-big motor up front without any body modifications. The 1940-1941 Willys was a Gasser favorite, but as drag-racing came on, aerodynamics became more important and so the cars sat lower. Street rodders started using the Willys body from the 1960s, but they became most popular in the 1980s and 1990s. This car in typical of the best produced, using a strong ladder frame style chassis, off of which a custom double wishbone suspension hangs at the front, and a font-bat-linked live axle sits at the rear. A blown Chrysler Hemi engine gives power for 10 second quarters.

Willys Coupe Specifications

Top speed:150 mph (240 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):3.4 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:392 ci (6,423 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:700 bhp (522 kW) @ 6,800 rpm
Max torque:509 lb ft (689 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:2,872 lb (1,305 kg)
Economy:5 mpg (1.7 km/I)
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