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Car & Driver / June 22, 2015

Everyone knows that certain cars are just better with no options. The first-generation Plymouth Road Runner was one of those cars.

Back in the late ’60s, Chrysler designed the Road Runner to be cheap, simple, and most of all fast. The roughly $3000 base model was propelled by a 383-cubic-inch V-8 that made 335 (gross) horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque hooked up to a four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

Moreover, for a little extra, buyers could opt for 426 or 440 cubic inches of grunt, which made the car’s 3400-pound curb weight a moot point. Out of the box, a correctly optioned Road Runner could run a mid-13-second quarter-mile, which in 1969 made it a seriously fast machine.

The 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner Intro

Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsgw17eneoA#t=43

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