New front-end styling was the big story for the ’70 R/T. The grille was split in two, the rear flanks gained nonfunctional scoops, and the taillamps were revised.

Image of 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T 440, a great muscle car.
The 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 featured a new grille
and decorative side scoops.

Standard equipment included the 440 Magnum, again with 375 horsepower, but compression was down to 9.70:1. R/T sales fell to a paltry 2615, and, just 13 came equipped with the optional Hemi.

In retrospect, the 1967-70 Coronet R/Ts balanced luxury appointments with the brute performance of Chrysler’s RB-Block 440 Wedge or 426 Hemi. A cut above the Super Bee, they offered more creature comforts for less than the cost of a Charger.

Engine Type
V-8/RB-Block/Wedge
Displacement (cid)
440 Magnum
Horsepower @ rpm:
375 @ 4600
Torque (pounds/feet) @ rpm
480 @ 3200
Compression Ratio
10.1:1*
Bore (inches)
4.32
Stroke (inches)
3.75
Valve Lifters
Hydraulic
Availability
Standard

*9.70:1 (1970)

Times*:

0-60 mph (sec)
6.0
0-100 mph (sec)
14.0
1/4-mile (sec)
13.86 @ 98.36 mph
Top speed (mph)
N/A
Axle ratio
N/A
Engine type
440 Magnum

*Source: Muscle Car Review (1967)

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