The Plymouth 'Cuda was the sportive version of the Plymouth Barracuda of third generation with a huge Hemi engine. The Plymouth was an independent unit of Chrysler Group LLC, which existed from 1928 to 2001. This Muscle Car has been produced from 1970 to 2008.
The Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda (1970) was a true legend car in racing, only few cars could compete with it. It had a classic look and the balanced engine, which has been familiar as well as the car itself.
The Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda was made on the basic body of "E"-type Chrysler 'Cuda, it has got a steel body from it. Double wishbones with torque springs were used in the front suspension. The backside of the car with its semielliptical leaf springs and rear axle is more familiar. The Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda had Koni shock absorbers, which were used instead of the Chrysler’s standard set.
The engine was the legendary Hemi 426 of 6.9 l. It was fully cast iron; he had two valves per cylinder in hemispherical combustion chambers. The valves worked with the help a single camshaft. The dual exhaust system helped to feel the power of the engine.
The Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda was also equipped by the 4-speed mechanical transmission.
From the entire line of Barracuda the best one is the Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda of 1970. The racing engine and its rarity have made it a truly lure for collectors. Redesigning of these machines is rare, it is made mostly for drag racing, because in original equipment it will cost more.
Green "Lime Light" was the only adapted for application in factory conditions "furious" and highly resistant paint, which was available for Plymouth 'Cuda of 1970.
Hemi 'Cuda 2008 Concept Car
In Reston, Virginia, the concept car named Plymouth 'Cuda 2008 was created, too. The concept one was based on the platform of Chrysler 300C, and the proposed engine Hemi V8 of 5,4 liters worked on bio fuels. The 22-inch aggressive wheels, such purposeful design was formed by the total usage of aluminum. The hood, the front spoiler and side wings were made of carbon fiber.