There were not a lot of major changes to the 71 Challenger bodywork except for a new grill and rear panel.
There were not a lot of major changes to the 71 Challenger bodywork except for a new grill and rear panel. The cars came standard with the “power bulge” hood, and the shaker hood was an option.
The first signs of what was to come in future years started with a significant drop in compression ratio of the 383 from 10.5:1 to 8.5:1. The 440 4 barrel take out of the engine line up altogether from the Challenger, but the 340 was now avalible in the R/T. This was not the same 340 that had been in the T/A in 1970. Horsepower ratings were starting to be given as bhp, which was a new and improved way of reading the real power of the motor.
All good things must come to an end, and this was the start of the downward spiral of the Challenger.
|Coupe and Hardtop V6 and V8||23,088|
|Convertible V6 and V8||2,165|
|R/T Hardtop||4,630||Total Production||6,818|
|Engine||Size||Carb.||HP||0 to 60||Quarter mile|
|440 Six Pack||440ci||3x2bbl||390||6.2 sec||13.7 sec at 105 mph|
- 4-Speed Manual
- 3-Speed Manual
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