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78 X-body comparison

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									                        X-BODY MATCH-UP for 1978 (source: Consumer Guide's "1978 Cars")

                        Weight          Engine             Net Horsepower        Net Torque
Buick Skylark            3249       231 c.I. V6, 8:1       105 @3200 rpm       175 @2000 rpm

Chevrolet Nova           3489       305 c.I. V8, 8.5:1     145 @ 3800 rpm      245 @ 2000 rpm

Oldsmobile Omega         3276       305 c.I. V8, 8.5:1     154 @ 3800 rpm*     245 @ 2000 rpm

Pontiac Phoenix          3279       231 c.I. V6, 8:1       105 @3200 rpm       185 @3200 rpm

                                   Note: All vehicles tested were 4-door sedans, with 2 barrel carbs
                           * probably a typo in the source; horsepower figure probably the same as the Nova

                                            …and how did the rest of the market perform?
Ford Pinto 2-door        2616      140 c.I. OHC 4, 9:1     88 @ 4800 rpm     118 @ 2800 rpm
Dodge Aspen 2-door       3653       225 c.I. L6, 8.4:1     110 @ 3699 rpm 180 @ 2000 rpm
AMC Matador              3718    360 c.I. V8, 8.25:1, 2bbl 140 @ 3350 rpm 278 @ 2000 rpm
Chevrolet Corvette       3529      350 V8, 8.2:1, 4 bbl    185 @ 4000 rpm 280 @ 2400 rpm
Ford Mustang II Cobra    2754      302 V8, 8.4:1, 2bbl     137 @ 3600 rpm 248 @ 1800 rpm
Pontiac Firebird         3621     400 c.I.V8, 8.1:1, 4bbl  220 @ 4000 rpm 320 @ 2800 rpm
Chevrolet Camaro         3410      350 V8, 8.5:1, 4 bbl    170 @ 3800 rpm 270 @ 2400 rpm
mer Guide's "1978 Cars")


             Transmission Axle Ratio   0-60 mph
               3 spd auto   2.56:1      16.7 sec

               3 spd auto   3.08:1     11.5 sec

               3 spd auto   3.08:1      13 sec

               3 spd auto   2.56:1      17 sec

 2 barrel carbs
y the same as the Nova

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              4 spd man     2.73:1     15.4 sec
              3 spd man      2.9:1     14.9 sec
              automatic     2.87:1     13.8 sec
              automatic     3.08:1      9.2 sec
              automatic     3.00:1      9.9 sec
              4 spd man     3.42:1      8.9 sec
              automatic     3.42:1      8.6 sec

								
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