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The Plymouth Road Runner is a muscle car that was built by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation in the United States between 1968 and 1980.

In 1968, the first muscle cars were, in the opinion of many, moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained options.

Although Plymouth already had a performance car with the GTX, designers decided to go back to the drawing board and reincarnate the original muscle car concept.

Plymouth wanted a car that would be able to complete a quarter mile in 14 seconds and sell for less than $3,000. Both goals were met and the low-cost muscle car hit the street.

The success of the Road Runner would far outpace the upscale and lower volume GTX, with which it was often confused.

Games

Motor City Online

The Road Runner's first appearance was in Motor City Online.

Need for Speed: Carbon

The Plymouth Road Runner appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 2 muscle class car.

It can be unlocked through gameplay, but can be unlocked early through purchasing a downloadable content pack; the Custom Car Bundle 1 pack.

Custom (Orange)

The custom orange Road Runner is unlocked for use in Quick Race upon the player reaching Online XP Level 8.

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CarbonMuscleIcon.png Muscle Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.9
Acceleration 8.7
Handling 5.4

Custom (Red)

The custom red Road Runner is unlocked for use in Quick Race upon the player reaching Online XP Level 8.

NFSC Plymouth RoadRunner CustomRed.jpg
CarbonMuscleIcon.png Muscle Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.9
Acceleration 8.7
Handling 5.4

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The Road Runner appears as a part of the Booster Pack DLC for Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 2 vehicle with a free price tag.

With the strongest trait being its acceleration, its soft suspension and front-biased weight distribution, the Road Runner requires a lot of braking on corner entry.

It is best used as a Drag car, during the earlier portion of the career mode to outperform AI opponents, whom have less powerful cars during this stage. It remains competitive in later stages of the career as long as both performance and handling upgrades are applied.

Need for Speed: World

The Road Runner was made available in Need for Speed: World on March 13, 2012 as a tier 2 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a C class vehicle.

The Road Runner is a competitive car, performance-wise. It has superior handling and nitrous boost to the Chevrolet Chevelle SS. The Road Runner matches well against other B and C class cars, but can be difficult to control in narrow roads because of its length. It can reach a top speed of 134 mph (216 km/h).

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Blue

The Blue style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2600. It was made available on March 13, 2012.

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Performance Parts StreetBeigeEngine.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 2%
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 4%
Class B Car 502 NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 419 AccelIcon2.png 524 HandlingIcon2.png 564
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost2500

Red

The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png487,500. It was initially released on October 30, 2012.

On May 1, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png650,000 as part of the End of the World event.

NFSW Plymouth Road Runner Red.jpg
Performance Parts Stock Engine Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class C Car 406 NFSWRedVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 226 AccelIcon2.png 420 HandlingIcon2.png 573
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png487,500

Trivia

  • In Need for Speed: ProStreet, the Road Runner lacks its stock vinyls.
  • It has a 5-speed gearbox in Need for Speed: World and Need for Speed: Carbon.

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