1970 Plymouth Cuda Hellcat Rendered as Extreme Restomod

The restomod culture is one of the certain paths to automotive hapiness, and if we're talking about a 1970 Plymouth Cuda Hellcat, things enter a new dimension of feel-good.
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Sure, this is but a rendering (coming from rc82 workchop) and yet the connection to reality is stronger than you might expect.

For one thing, we've already been blessed with a Hellcat engine swap for a 1968 Charger, so the modern-retro Mopar melange idea isn't new. This is the point where we'll remind you the retro Barracuda has grown to share its platform with the contemporary Challenger, not the Charger.

We're talking about General Lee Mayhem (you can check out the car here), a contraption created by the YouTube show Roadkill. This was no secret build - the crew initially discussed the idea with SRT CEO Tim Kunisis and were warned about the challenges of the electronics transplant.

Still, with a hefty budget on hand, the guys pulled it off, which is how we ended up with a desirable Frankenstein. Unfortunately, they were short on time, so don't expect General Mayhem to come with trimmed edges. Then again, this isn't the kind of muscle car that needs such details.

Now, about that Cuda

As for the Cuda itself, we'll remind you Dodge is currently developing a Barracuda Convertible on the Alfa Romeo Giulia's modular platform. We found out the info after this summer's Fiat Chrysler dealer meeting, but you shouldn't also expect a comeback for the Plymouth brand.

Still, there's no Hemi proposal for that development, since the rumor mill talks about SRT killing both the naturally aspirated 6.4-liter Hemi and the Hellcat V8 after 2019. Instead, the new-age Baracuda will be motivated by all-new twin-turbo V6, rumored to deliver around 600 hp.

Until we get to see if that unofficial info becomes reality, we prefer to enjoy this V8-powered rendering.
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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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