Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi, 1968 MY XS29

The Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power to the rear wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 425 bhp (431 PS/317 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 665 N·m (490 lb·ft/67.8 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.

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Key facts

Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi, 1968 MY XS29 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5283 mm
What size engine?
7 litre, 6981 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
431 PS / 425 bhp / 317 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
665 Nm / 490 ft.lb / 67.8 kgm @ 4000 rpm

Dodge Charger models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6292 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6292 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 3687 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6292 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7206 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7206 cm3 395 PS 390 bhp 291 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6981 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6981 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 395 PS 390 bhp 291 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW
Dodge Charger Daytona -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7206 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW 1687 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6974 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6974 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6974 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6974 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6292 cm3 335 PS 330 bhp 246 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
Dodge Charger -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6292 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
McLaren 540C -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7206 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6981 cm3 431 PS 425 bhp 317 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7206 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6991 cm3 395 PS 390 bhp 291 kW
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1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2972 mm 117 inches
Track/tread (front) 1511 mm 59.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1504 mm 59.2 inches
Length 5283 mm 208 inches
Width 1946 mm 76.6 inches
Height 1351 mm 53.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7 litre
6981 cc
(426.007 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 108 × 95.25 mm
4.25 × 3.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
431 PS (425 bhp) (317 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
60.9 bhp/litre
1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
665 Nm (490 ft·lb) (67.8 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
95.26 Nm/litre
1.15 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.25:1
Fuel system 2 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1197.1 kPa (173.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 872.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.0JK x 15
Wheel size rear 6.0JK x 15
Tyres front F70 x 15
Tyres rear F70 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID414964
Production total
Model code XS29
Model family
RAC rating 57.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi added 2015-04-19.
Last modified 2015-04-19.