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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).

Stock: 406 (C class) Maximum: 623 (A class)

Blue

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

NFSW Plymouth Road Runner Blue.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBeigeEngine.png
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class B Car 502
TopSpeedIcon2.png 419
AccelIcon2.png 524
HandlingIcon2.png 564
NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Standard
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
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 406
TopSpeedIcon2.png 226
AccelIcon2.png 420
HandlingIcon2.png 573
NFSWRedVariantIcon.png
Standard
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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