The ‘Terracuda’ Is a Pristine 1970 ‘Cuda Packed With Modern Hemi Power
It could be the ultimate muscle car.
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.
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.
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.
That’s a one-off custom steel hood stretching over the 485-horsepower 392 Hemi crate engine.
Foose discarded the back seat, turning the Terracuda into a two-seater swaddled in Ferrari leather upholstery.
With its modern power and handling upgrades, Terracuda’s cockpit sounds like a great place to cover the miles.