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AMC Javelin AMX (1971)

AMC Javelin AMX (1971)

While the new-for-1971 Javelin wasn't as small nor as sharp looking as its previous incarnation, with the range of V8s available, it could still be made to perform. The new car was bigger than the previous model which meant four seats instead of two, and rode on a 1-inch (25mm) longer wheelbase. The 'Go Package' gave it heavy-duty suspension, power front disc brakes, a cowl induction set-up and 7xl5-inch (178x381mm) rims with Goodyear tyres. The AMX was the high-performance version of the Javelin so had the option of either a 360ci (5,899cc) or 401ci (6,571cc) V8, the top model producing 335bhp (250kW) and 360lb ft (487Nm) torque. Javelins came with a 3-speed manual transmission, but a 4-speed was optional and recommended for the bigger engines. A Shift Command automatic option was available, buyers choosing between floor or column shift.

AMC Javelin AMX (1971) Specifications

Top speed:114 mph (182 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):6.9 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:360 ci (5,899 cc)
Transmission:4-speed manual
Max power:285 bhp (213 kW) @ 5,000 rpm
Max torque:315 lb ft (427 Nm) @ 3,400 rpm
Weight:3,244 lb (1,474 kg)
Economy:10 mpg (3.54 km/I)

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