Road Tests Real world tests of Road Runner HEMI vs Charger Daytona

0-60mph

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Plymouth Road Runner HEMI

Reasons to consider the
Plymouth Road Runner HEMI

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Slightly faster in the quarter mile 13.3 s vs 13.5 s Almost the same
Slightly lighter curb weight 4,000 lb vs 4,173 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Dodge Charger Daytona

Reasons to consider the
Dodge Charger Daytona

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Faster top speed 200 mph vs 150 mph 50 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 5.2 s vs 5.6 s More than 5% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Road Runner HEMI  vs
Charger Daytona 
Brand Plymouth Dodge
Year 1970-1970 1969
Highest auction price $145k, January 2006 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona (Cotton Owens/Buddy Baker), $214k, September 2009

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.41 lb/hp 9.82 lb/hp
Maximum hp 425 HP @ 5,000 RPM 425 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 491 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 491 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,000 cc 7,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 4.25 in / 3.75 in 4.25 in / 3.75 in

road tests

Road Runner HEMI  vs
Charger Daytona 
Top speed 150 mph 200 mph
1/4 mile 13.3 s 13.5 s
0-60mph 5.6 s 5.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 4 4

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,000 lb 4,173 lb
Plymouth Road Runner HEMI
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Dodge Charger Daytona
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