The Dodge Challenger RT (Road and Track) was the performance 1970 model. The standard RT package was sold fitted with a 383 cubic-inch engine that gave 335 horsepower. The performance was upgradeable to the 440 cubic-inch engine which increased the horsepower to 375.
1970 Dodge Challenger specs
The Dodge Challenger 1970 was a base model of the Plymouth Barracuda design but possessed a bigger wheelbase which gave passengers additional interior room. Three varying packages can be chosen from, the SE (special edition), RT (road and track) and for 1970 alone the T/A (Trans Am). The Trans Am was produced specifically for Dodge to be able to race in the Trans Am circuit.
The standard engine for base model Challengers was a 225-CID slant six that gave 145HP. This could be increased to a 318-CID V8 slated at 230HP for $102 or a 275 HP 340 V8. Performance driven RT (Road/Track) models came with custom 4-barrel 383 CID V8 that gave 335 HP.
All 1970 Challenger models could possibly be upgraded to two versions of a 440 CID V8, the “Magnum” with output 375 HP and the “Six-Pack” giving 390 horsepower. Leading them all was the 426 Street Hemi, which produced 425 horsepower. The T/A was only obtainable with a 340 cu. in. “Six Pak” engine. A standard 3-speed manual transmission was available on all engines and you could acquire an optional 4- speed manual or the TorqueFlite automatic transmission on all. A total of 76,935 cars were produced for the 1970 model year.
The Dodge Challenger 1970 model had a severely dug in grill located at the back of the dual headlamps. The rear lights were enclosed in a complete width unit, the centre part of which was big solitary reversing lamps with “DODGE” engraved on it.
1970 Challenger interior
The 1970 Dodge Challenger interior had Standard features such as vinyl bucket seats, a simulated walnut 3-spoke steering wheel, deep-pile carpeting and hidden 2-speed windshield wipers. A host of other available options included a power steering, an air conditioning unit and an AM/FM stereo.
1970 Dodge Challenger colors
The colors that were available on 1970 Challenger included; Light Blue Metallic, Bright Blue Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, Bright Red, Light Green Metallic, Dark Green Metallic, Dark Burnt Orange Metallic, Beige, Dark Tan Metallic, black, white, cream, Light Gold Metallic, for an extra 14 Dollars you could get the following colors; Plum Crazy, Go-Mango, sublime, banana and Hemi Orange. Green Go, Panther Pink and Silver Poly were added to the 1970 Challenger paint lineup on February 24, 1970.
1970 Dodge Challenger price
The hardtop and convertible base price was $2,851, while the Special Edition (SE) package added $232, and the convertible began at $3,120. The RT models were offered at $3,226, with an extra $272 needed for the SE package and $309 for a convertible.
1970 Dodge Challenger RT
It had standard heavy duty suspension, dual hood scoops and the 383 cubic-inch engine giving 335 horsepower. A few obtainable engines were the 340, 440 and 426 cubic-inch engines. The 225 cubic-inch slant six that gave 145HP was the base engine. Disc brakes and power steering were available as optional features.
1970 Dodge Challenger convertible
The 1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible is a road car built by Dodge, which possessed rear wheel drive, front installed engine and a 2-door convertible body design. The convertible package was offered with deluxe items, design, and amenities.