Say hello to the HPP Superbird
Styling from the seventies, modern muscle underneath… this is the new Superbird
Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Homologation rules required Plymouth build 1,920 road-going Superbirds (one for every two dealerships in the States), and thus the most unmissable muscle car in history was born.
OK, so the road-going Superbird wasn't much cop - the added weight and drag of the nose and wing actually slowed the car significantly and, unless you were on a track, didn't do much for the handling. It wasn't even especially popular. But it represented Detroit, the automotive centre of the universe, in its arrogant pomp: within a couple of years, reality - in the shape of the OPEC oil crisis - hit the muscle-car era slap in the face.