1970 Plymouth Cuda "Torc" Has a 6.7L Cummins Diesel

Back in 1970, a Plymouth Cuda with a HEMI engine would set you back $3,164 and was rated at 425 horsepower. That's not bad, but this custom street machine has over three times as much from a diesel engine of all things.
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Diesel swaps have been getting crazy in the past year. There are now more twin-turbo and tri-turbo setups than ever. Some people have even strapped several cans of Nos just to make sure there's enough power.

From the outside, the Cuda looks like a custom yet totally street-worthy HEMI. But it's not as tame as all that, since the 6.7-liter Cummins motor under its hood pumps out 1,500 rear wheel horsepower. That's right, even without the 2.5 billion dollar price tag, it's got as much power as a Bugatti Chiron.

On the torque front, things are even more impressive, as 3000 pounds of torque give the Cuda its "Torc" nickname. Something tells us the rear tires don't last that long. The S460 turbos are massive, but they are not as impressive as the motor that needed a recess in the front bumper and the exhaust system that comes out from the trunk. Putting a Cummins engine in a muscle car is not as easy as doing it with a 4x4 truck.

The custom coup' was put together by the guys at Weaver Customs. Upon being presented at the Salt Lake Autorama 2016, it won several awards, including Outstanding Interior-Street Machine Comp, Outstanding Engineered, 1st Place Pro Touring, and Utah's Top 10.

We kind of like the paintjob that reminds us of Audi's modern Nardo Grey shade. The wheels are from Forgeline and measure 18x8-inch at the front, growing to 20x15-inch at the back. Stopping power comes from 14-inch Wilwood discs and four-piston calipers.

We're big fans of the interior, too. They kept it nice and classy with immaculate black leather and white contrast stitching.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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