Muscle car heritage has its roots in the 1960s. People love to go fast in their raw American muscle, but people also love their trucks.
In 1977, Chrysler Corporation introduced the Warlock, only to be followed up in 1978 by the Li’l Red Express. Both came with the 360ci small-block V-8. Despite only 160hp, they recorded the fastest 0-100mph time of any 1978 domestic vehicle in a Car and Driver test.
The crew at Hemmings wanted to see if performance trucks could live up to the heritage of their muscle car predecessors. Comparable engines, weight, and track conditions were all meticulously recorded for proper matchups. The conclusion? Absolutely! These exciting trucks carry on the legacy of their pavement-pounding forefathers with just as much power, performance, and excitement. The article further expounds on the history of the two featured vehicles—the 1977 Pontiac® Firebird® Trans Am and the 1978 Dodge Li’l Red Express.
• Detailed Engine
• Steerable Front Wheels
• Opening Doors, Hood & Tailgate
• Accurate Interior and Chassis