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The Bird Is The Word: The Plymouth Superbird Returns – HotCars

by Nov 7, 2022Blog0 comments

The render of the legendary muscle car is a restomod sporting all the necessary modifications to make it even better than the original.
Muscle cars can be a funny thing. When we think a model’s time has come, there’s a comeback where a legendary name once more graces our roads – or screens. Today brings back a mostly revered badge courtesy of an exclusive HotCars render from Instagram artist Rostislav Prokop.
It’s instantly recognizable thanks to its iconic provenance (and huge rear wing), but the distinctive Plymouth Superbird muscle car of the 70s is back in a brand new digital concept. We take a virtual walkaround to marvel at the reimagining of a classic car to see how it might look if it came back today as a Restomod.
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Restomods are divisive yet in some cases, necessary for a classic car to live on. This render suggests that the Superbird could get remade for the modern age with little impact on its styling ethos and as such we think it’s awesome.
In a cool midnight blue, the car sports popup lamps up front, LED running lamps below, and a hood scoop for whatever internal combustion engine is thrumming away in the car’s bowls. The obvious choice is the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 from the Hellcat making at least 707 hp. However, why not go big and throw in the Dodge Hellephant crate engine that makes 1,000 hp?
Modern wheels and wider tires endow the sleek car with a modern vibe while up back, the original design shines through with rectangular lights and dual exhausts below that angular flat trunk, while the LED lights bring this Plymouth Superbird up to date.
While this Plymouth Superbird restomod is just a pipe dream at this point, it is great to see artists coming up with ideas that go against the norms of the car industry.
​​​​​​The idea for this car render comes from the real, limited-run muscle car called the Plymouth Superbird – a 1970 NASCAR homologation special that itself follows the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona.
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Nowadays, the Daytona name perhaps gets recognized as the appendix to the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT electric concept, but back in the day, the Superbird was a quick mover. Available with a range of V8s, from a couple of different 440 CI motors to the holy-grail 426 HEMI V8, the Superbird could make up to 425 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque.
How many of these NASCAR racers for the road got made? The answer is debatable but more than 1,900 went into production. However, only around 135 received the awesome HEMI V8 under the hood.
If you fast-forward to today, these rare, valuable, and jaw-dropping classic muscle cars are intriguing dinosaurs. They are icons from a golden age now distant but return in today’s Restomod render.
Hailing from Britain, the home of both MG and Aston Martin, Dave is no stranger to sports cars. Or a little rain. When he’s not busy working his day-job or writing songs and pretending to be a musician; Dave indulges his obsession with cars by writing and researching diligently, so that he can inform and convert other people to the dark side.