Fastest Muscle Cars of All Time: 2020 Edition

1973 Valiant Charger R/T E49 Edition

1973 chrysler valiant rt e49
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Chrysler Australia debuted the Valiant Charger in 1971 as a two-door hard-top coupe. Based on Chrysler’s A-body platform the Valiant Charger moved to a leaner and meaner in-line 6 for their muscle cars as its main competitors GM’s Holden & Ford of Australia went towards the heavier V8 engine.

The Valiant Charger was well-received and won Australian Wheel’s 1971 Car of the Year. The 1973 R/T E49 is the highest performance version with an incredible amount of torque producing 325 lbs ft @ 4,100 RPM. It took the title of fastest-accelerating production car and held it for 27 years.

Features

Production 1971-1978
Transmission 4 speed manual
Engine Hemi 265 – Line 6 – 265 cu in (4.3 L)
Horsepower 302 bhp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 325 lbs ft @ 4,100 rpm
0-60 mph 5.6 sec
0-100 km/h 5.9 sec
Quarter Mile 14.4 sec
Top Speed 132 mph

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