Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Did someone say malaise?

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I can’t help but think of the last of the huge V8/rwd fullsize sedans when I hear the word ‘malaise’.

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My first example is the 1976 Dodge Monaco Brougham Sedan (made by Greenlight in their Country Roads series). The power to engine size ratio is absolutely abysmal: the 6.6L V8 produced a measly 175 BHP.

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Another great example is the 1976 Cadillac Coupe deVille: the monstrous 8.2L (!!!) V8 produced 190 BHP, hardly enough for a 5200 lb car.

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