OLDSMOBILE Toronado 1971 - 1978
The second generation of the Toronado saw the release of a radically restyled vehicle that had discarded it's bulky, steroid-pumped GT appearance in favor of a milder, luxurious one. The Toronado also saw a power output decrease caused by lower compression ratios due to emerging fuel-emission regulations. The car's largest V8, which previously developed 375 hp, saw a 25 hp cut back which was constantly decreased until the introduction of a newer generation in '78. The car may have lost its initial power but the loss was covered through the introduction of a series of safety features, such as driver side-air bags and high-mounted extra break lights.
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