The 'Terracuda' Is a Pristine 1970 'Cuda Packed With Modern Hemi Power

It could be the ultimate muscle car.
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The Plymouth Barracuda cuts a legendary figure in muscle car history, which is one reason fans are excited by the prospect of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles resurrecting the model in the near future.

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The car's menacing lines are a perfect match for the Hemi power underhood, which makes the 'Cuda a perfect candidate for customization by a shop like Foose Design. In fact, Chip Foose pronounces this build, 'Terracuda,' the best Mopar to roll out of his garage yet.

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Terracuda's root-beer brown base color with gold stripes and wheels was inspired by its owner's Breitling watch, which featured a similar color scheme.

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Those Foose started with a stock unibody 1970 Barracuda, the shop rolled a custom-built Art Morrison frame beneath it, including C5 Corvette front suspension and a Ford 9-inch differential. Setting a unibody chassis atop a ladder frame sounds like a recipe for a truck-like stance, but in hot rodder fashion, Foose channeled the body, sliding the frame rails into the resulting slots and welding the two together for maximum rigidity.

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That's a one-off custom steel hood stretching over the 485-horsepower 392 Hemi crate engine.

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Foose discarded the back seat, turning the Terracuda into a two-seater swaddled in Ferrari leather upholstery. 

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With its modern power and handling upgrades, Terracuda's cockpit sounds like a great place to cover the miles.

h/t: HiConsumption