1970 HEMI 'Cuda from Fast and Furious 6

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1970 HEMI 'Cuda from Fast and Furious 6

Post by scottm » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:31 am


The one and only 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda that was featured in Fast and Furious 6!
Built by Dave Salvaggio of Salvaggio Automotive Design in Port Washington, Wisconsin, this 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda is overstuffed with virtually every trick known to Mopar man. But those tricks are all subtle. For example, the instrumentation that is set into a carbon-fiber panel and uses white faces, but retains the original font and design of each gauge. And then there’s the pistol-grip shifter atop the Tremec six-speed manual transmission that has been remade in carbon fiber — as if it were for a much better gun. Even the leather-covered seats on this Hemi ‘Cuda are Mopar parts. Swiped as they are from a Viper.

Nevertheless, we can’t say the same thing about the engine. That’s an Arruzza-built, aluminum-headed elephant engine capped by twin four-barrel carburetors. It incorporates a beautifully machined and polished aluminum plate on the front that uses a single serpentine belt to drive the alternator, A/C compressor and power steering pump. And the single most ambitious element in this car is the suspension. The front suspension’s original torsion bars and A-arms have been dumped in favor of fabricated pieces and coil-over shocks.

This Hemi ‘Cuda has Wilwood disc brakes and fabricated links that form a robust structure. See the 235/45R17 front and 305/45R18 rear Nitto red-striped tires on Fikse wheels? This Plymouth Barracuda screams Mopar heritage! The decoration features elements of the AAR ‘Cuda that was built to homologate components for SCCA Trans Am road racing: the AAR hood scoop, the AAR inspired dual side exhausts…

There was no need for substitution car for the movie Fast and Furious 6, because this baby wasn’t gonna be blown to pieces or crashed. On the contrary, she left the set without a scratch! Check her out!
Definitely the coolest car on FaF6. 8)
Scott Moseman
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