The Most Epic Car Masterpieces From The ’70s

1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

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This short-lived model was created as an updated version of the Plymouth Road Runner. Not only did it have 425 horsepower, but it boasted a 7.0-liter engine. The car’s primary rival was the Ford Torino Talladega, a direct response to the Mopar aero car.

It was speculated that a motivating factor in the production of the car was to lure Richard Petty from Ford back to Plymouth. Petty’s Superbird even appears in the 2006 Pixar film Cars, with the NASCAR Hall of Famer voicing Strip “The King” Weathers.