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Plymouth Superbird '70
Plymouth Superbird '70
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Plymouth
Displacement 6981 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Engine Chrysler 426 Hemi
Max Power 436 BHP
Performance Points 480 PP
Max Torque 490.39 ft-lb
Top Speed 130 miles per hour (210 km/h) (MAX)
Weight 1,755 kilograms (3,870 lb)

The Plymouth Superbird '70 is an American muscle car produced by Plymouth.

It is based on the Roadrunner, adding an aerodynamic nosecone, a high-rise rear spoiler for improved downforce, and special rear-facing scoops over the front wheel wells to facilitate the ventilation of trapped air and reduce front-end lift. The Superbird was created as a means to homologate these extreme aerodynamic modifications for the NASCAR series.

Although highly beneficial on the fast oval tracks, the impressive aero package, combined with the now necessary pop-up headlights, did little more than add weight to the standard road car.

Luckily the Superbird compensated with impressive amounts of power coming from three available engines: the 440 Super Commando (375HP), the 440 Super Commando Six Barrel (420HP) and the famous 426 Hemi (431HP).

The Superbird's styling proved to be a little extreme for 1970 tastes. Consequently, many of the 1,920 examples built sat unsold on the back lots of dealerships as late as 1972. Some were converted into 1970 Road Runners to move them off the sales lot.

In recent years, however, the Superbird has become a quite valuable and collectible car.

The Superbird appears in all Gran Turismo games to date since Gran Turismo 2, barring Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.

DescriptionEdit

"A stock racing car with an incredibly massive rear wing and extended nose."


From the middle of the 1969 season, the Charger 500 Daytona made its appearance in stock car racing. It took full advantage of its aerodynamics, and was performing very well. This in turn raised demand from teams racing Plymouth race cars which are in the same Chrysler group, for a model that has the same aerodynamics as the Daytona.

The answer to those demands, was the Superbird.

Because the Plymouth did not produce a vehicle that could be considered the sibling of the Charger, the Road Runner, with the same intermediate class chassis was selected to be its base.

Because of the familiar extended nose and rear wing, it looks very similar to the Daytona, but there are slight differences to details such as the shape of the roof.

Because the number of cars required for homologation was doubled in 1970 from 500 cars to 1,000, and with the Daytona's performing so well on the circuit, many Superbirds made it to the streets, not just the circuit.

The base engine for the Superbird was the 369 HP 440 Super Commando, with a 426 Hemi producing over 419 HP, and a 384 HP 440 six barrel as options. This was more in line the GTX, which was ranked above the Road Runner.

The Superbird was produced, like the Daytona, during the homologation certification period of only one year.

AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 42,440 Credits. It is a simplified car.

GT5Edit

This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 34,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 8 car.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 42,440 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car can only be obtained by winning the Muscle Car Competition (US)/Old Muscle Car Competition (JP/EU).

GT2Edit

This car can be bought at the Plymouth Dealership in South City for 41,850 Credits.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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