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Domestic Or Import: Plymouth Superbird Versus Bravado Gauntlet Classic Custom

Introduction

The domestic Bravado Gauntlet Classic Custom is inspired by the Plymouth Superbird, which was recently cleared for importation. The two vehicles are extremely similar looking and offer similar driving experiences at completely different price points. This comparison mostly boils down to price range.

Bravado Gauntlet Classic Custom (Left) and Plymouth Superbird (Right)

Performance

In terms of top speed and acceleration, these two cars are evenly matched. All of the metrics are very close. The most notable difference between the two driving experiences is the handling. The Bravado Gauntlet Classic Custom drives like many of the other muscle cars in the city. It is not surprisingly swift or clunky but offers the handling that is to be expected from an old and heavy car. The Plymouth Superbird is an entirely different story. I have never driven a vehicle in this city that drives more like a boat than the Plymouth Superbird. It is the worst handling vehicle I have driven. The entire body sways and shifts left to right as if it was suspended on a bouncy house.

Price

The difference in price will be the deciding factor for most people who are seriously considering purchasing one of these vehicles. The bank-breaking price of $70,000,000 for the Bravado Gauntlet Classic Custom can scare almost anyone away. The choices of liveries and wraps, almost-endless customization options, and designable interiors still do not justify the high price. The significant gap in handling is not worth $60,000,000.

Pedigree

I shared the following idea in the previous Domestic Or Import article about the Jester RR and Supra. It seems that there are many residents of the city who would rather have an imported vehicle such as the Plymouth over a domestic vehicle like the Bravado simply because of brand recognition. In this case, it is understandable. The Plymouth Superbird has tons of history backing its pedigree.

Conclusion

The performance of these two vehicles are far too close to justify the wide price difference. While the handling of the Plymouth is admittedly horrible, it is not enough to sway most people into breaking the bank by purchasing the Bravado Gauntlet. For people who are looking for an old-school muscle car with a massive wing, the Plymouth Superbird is the clear winner. Most people are going to overlook the bad handling for such a large markup.