Oldsmobile W-Powered Muscle Cars: The W-32s

W-32s manufactured in 1970 consisted of a small amount being built at that time, all of which contained a Turbo Hydra-matic transmission.


Featuring a displacement of 455 cubic inches and 365 horsepower at 5,000 RPM, the ’70 W-32 engine produced a max. 500 lbs torque at 3,200 RPM!


285 degrees was the lift duration for the intake valve, and the exhaust valve lift duration was 287 degrees.


The 442’s modified transmission enabled higher shift points, a higher stall converter, and crisper shifting. Furthermore, it had 350 horsepower with a 400 c.i. V8 engine.


Surprisingly, under 300 W-32s were produced in total—only 25 of which were Sport Coupes.


The previous year’s “Turnpike Cruiser” models, originally designed for commuters in 1967, were replaced by the new W-32 option. The W-32 package; however, also used Force Air induction on a detuned engine.




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