1968 Dodge Charger a brilliant innovaction
Of the nearly 100,000 Chargers sold in 1968, 17,584 were ordered as Charger R/T models. The R/T (Road/Track) was introduced in 1967 as a special musclecar version of the midsize Dodge Coronet (there was no R/T model offered for fastback Chargers in 1967). Standard Coronet R/T equipment included a front anti-roll bar, heavy-duty front torsion bars, shock absorbers, rear leaf springs, special external identification, and, last but not least, the biggest standard engine and brakes in the musclecar business to that point. While competing muscle offerings employed scrawny 9.5- or 10-inch-diameter drum brakes, the R/T package delivered massive 11-inch drum brakes all around. And a class-leading engine: At 440 cubic inches, the new-for-’67 440 Magnum was a full 40 cubes larger than the best Pontiac GTO offering and made 375 horsepower and 480 pound-feet. Again, this stuff was all standard on every Coronet R/T.