1971 Dodge Demon 340
In 1971, Dodge gained a new model called the Demon which was really a repackaged Duster with a shorter wheel base and premium upgrades. It replaced the 1970 Swinger 340 which was also geared towards cheap performance.
The Demon was the top of the line A-Body from the Valiant family and Chrysler christened the car with devil logo. It was aggressive looking with its side stripes, hood scoops, rear spoiler and dual exhausts. Options included hood pins, four-speed manual and a TorqueFlite automatic.
Under the body, the Demon got a new ‘Rallye Suspension’ that included heavy duty shocks, big brakes and a floor-mounted transmission that mated to the 340 V8. Inside the Demon had a bench seat and a ‘Rallye’ instrument cluster.
By 1973, Christian groups complained about the name and the car’s devil logo, so it was renamed into the more casual ‘Dart Sport’.
|price $||$3400 USD|
|fuel feed||4-Barrel Carburettor|
|displacement||5572 cc / 340 in³|
|bore||102.62 mm / 4.04 in|
|stroke||84.07 mm / 3.31 in|
|power||205.1 kw / 275 bhp @ 5000 rpm|
|specific output||49.35 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||180.8 bhp per tonne|
|torque||460.98 nm / 340 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm|
|f brake size||x 254 mm / x 10 in|
|r brake size||x 254 mm / x 10 in|
|front wheels||F 35.6 x 14.0 cm / 14 x 5.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 35.6 x 14.0 cm / 14 x 5.5 in|
|f suspension||‘Rallye Suspension Package’|
|r suspension||‘Rallye Suspension Package’|
|curb weight||1521 kg / 3353 lbs|
|wheelbase||2743 mm / 108 in|
|length||4890 mm / 192.5 in|
|width||1819 mm / 71.6 in|
|0 – 60 mph||~7.8 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~14.56 seconds|