1970 Dodge Challenger T/A. Green version

A special model only available for the 1970 model year was the Challenger T/A (Trans Am) racing homologation car. In order to race in the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans American Sedan Championship Trans Am, Dodge built a street version of its race car (just like Plymouth with its Plymouth Cuda AAR) which it called the Dodge Challenger T/A.

Although the race cars ran a destroked version of the 340, street versions took the 340 and added a trio of two-barrel carburetors atop an aluminum intake manifold, creating the 340 Six Pack. Dodge rated the 340 Six Pack at 290 HP, only 15 HP more than the original 340 engine (which also had the same rating as the Camaro Z/28 and Ford Boss 302 Mustang). Air came in through a suitcase-sized air scoop molded into the pinned-down, hinged matte-black fiberglass hood.

Made in the USA

Year of production: 1970

Engine: 8 cylinders; 5563 cc

Power: 290 HP

Max speed: 190 km/h

Weight: 1495 kg

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