How much horsepower does a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 have?

How much horsepower does a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 have?

365 hp
The 1970 Olds 442 was the pinnacle of performance from Oldsmobile. GM dropped the regulation of no more than 400ci, so Olds responded with the Olds 455 V8 as the standard engine! Output was 365 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque with a 370 hp variant available with the W-30 option.

What is a w30 car?

The W-30 was a package option designed for the already popular Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2. The project to reinvent the famous muscle car as a successful dragster started in 1964, and climaxed out of secrecy with the 1966 drag race like a jack-in-the-box. By 1967, the Cutlass 4-4-2 W-30 had fully come into its own.

What is a W32 Oldsmobile?

W32′ refers to the Ram Air performance package. This car is a two-time best-in-class Oldsmobile Nationals winner, in 2010 and 2014.

What does Oldsmobile W30 mean?

As for the W-30 package, the name may have been merely an order code, but it soon became slang for the ultimate 4-4-2. For more cool information on muscle cars, see: No muscle cars were more stylish, sophisticated, or brawnier than those from Oldsmobile.

What does w31 mean in Oldsmobile?

The W-31 actually started out in 1968 and was the Cutlass-based Ram Rod 350. Oldsmobile Division only made 500 of those cars, and all of them were four-speeds. The following year the car was changed to the W-31. W-31s have a lot of rare engine parts on them. The engine balancer is big and as rare as hen’s teeth.

What was the fastest Oldsmobile?

3 1968 Hurst Olds In the late 60s, Hurst developed the Oldsmobile 442 into one of the fastest production cars in America.

What engine did the 1970 442 have?

455 V8
In order to keep up in the horsepower arms-race, General Motors dropped the cap on engine size in 1970, and Oldsmobile responded by making the Olds 455 V8 the standard 4-4-2 engine. Output was 365 hp (272 kW) and 500 lb⋅ft (680 N⋅m), with a 370 hp (276 kW) variant available with the W30 option.

How can you tell if a 1970 Olds 442 is real?

The only way to confirm if it’s a 442 by VIN that year is if the engine code is X. That meant it was a 455 W30 engine which was a 442 exclusive. The Hurst/Olds were the only formal hardtops to get W30 engines. Otherwise any engine from a 350 two barrel upwards could be ordered in a 442.

What does 442 stand for with Oldsmobile?

four-barrel carburetor
Confusingly, the 442 (pronounced “four four two”) did not have a 442-cubic-inch engine. Instead, the numerals indicated that the car had a four-barrel carburetor (atop a 330-cubic-inch V-8), a four-speed manual, and dual exhausts.

What does W30 mean on a Oldsmobile Cutlass?