Say hello to the HPP Superbird
Styling from the seventies, modern muscle underneath… this is the new Superbird
Posted: 07 Mar 2012
In 1970, Detroit ruled the automotive world. The muscle car was king, and the Big Three were ploughing millions into NASCAR to assert their performance superiority: back in them days, the oval-track stock cars were far closer to their production counterparts than the modern silhouette racers.
In 1969, Ford's NASCAR outfit had introduced the Torino Talledega, the first of the so-called Aero Warriors - racers that used basic aerodynamic techniques to improve performance - and, in 1970, Plymouth (Chrysler's mass-market brand of the day) responded in ebullient fashion with the huge-winged, pointy-nosed, cartoon-decaled Superbird, based on the Road Runner muscle car.