The Hemi brand is now potent enough that DaimlerChrysler is fashioning its entire North American automotive operation around it
The Road Runner's standard engine was the 330-hp, 383-ci Wedge V8. It made gobs of torque and performed superbly with either the TorqueFlite automatic or a four-speed manual transmission. An extra $714-nearly one-fourth of the cost of the basic model-put Chrysler's legendary 426-ci, 425-hp Hemi V8 into a Road Runner. As pricey as it may have been, it made for an unforgettable combination.