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Plymouth Cuda 1970

General description : Viper V10 Twin Turbo with 1000+HP
Debuted at SEMA 2009
Reached 208 MPH at the Chelsea Proving Grounds
Custom Suspension

With about 7000 man hours and help from even Chip Foose, a normal 1970 Cuda was transformed into a unique beast, capable of giving the top European Supercars, like the Enzo, a run for their money. A Viper V10 with Twin Turbos was the selected engine of choice for this build and completely custom built suspension would ensure the Cuda’s extremely outdated aerodynamics and over 1000HP would be controllable.
LMC debuted the car at the SEMA Show in 2009 and less than a month later, the famous test day began. On December 1, 2009, LMC brought the newly built “Super Cuda” to Chrysler’s Chelsea Proving Grounds for a high-speed test with the goal of reaching 200 mph. In true Legendary fashion, an Enzo was also brought along for competition. The Super Cuda not only met the 200 mph goal, was smashed it by making it to an astonishing 208 mph. The car had more power left in it, but the 1970 Cuda aerodynamics were drawing a line for the top speed.
The video of that test day can be viewed here.
The Super Cuda is a truly unique and legendary build. It has become world famous and most every gearhead nowadays knows what car you’re talking about when you say the “Super Cuda”.

1970 Plymouth Cuda is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Georgetown by Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd. for Not priced.

 

Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Plymouth Model : Cuda Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1970 Location : Halton Hills Vehicle Registration : Undefined

Not priced

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Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd.

Legendary Motorcar Company Ltd.
905-875-4700
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About Plymouth
The Plymouth brand had a significant impact on the automotive industry from its inception to its eventual discontinuation. Here is an overview of Plymouth, covering its history, notable models, and specifications:

Early Years and Foundation:
Origins (1928): Plymouth was introduced by Chrysler Corporation as an affordable mid-level brand, targeting budget-conscious consumers.
Success Factors: It gained popularity due to its dependable engineering, affordability, and clever marketing campaigns.
Notable Models:
Plymouth Road Runner (1968-1980):
Iconic Muscle Car: Known for its performance, affordability, and minimalist design.
Specifications: Offered various V8 engine options with power ranging from 335 to 390+ horsepower.
Plymouth Barracuda (1964-1974):
Muscle Car Competitor: Positioned as a sporty competitor in the muscle car segment.
Specs: Engine options included V8s with power output varying between 145 to 425+ horsepower.
Plymouth Fury (1955-1978):
Longevity: One of Plymouth's longest-produced models, available in various body styles.
Technical Features: Engine options included V8s with power ranging from 215 to 375+ horsepower.
Plymouth Valiant (1960-1976):
Compact Car: Introduced as a compact car, known for its durability and reliability.
Engine Specifications: Featured inline-six and V8 engines with power ranging from 100 to 235+ horsepower.
Decline and Demise:
Later Years: Plymouth faced challenges due to brand dilution within Chrysler Corporation and increasing competition from other brands.
Discontinuation: The brand struggled in the 1990s amid corporate restructuring and declining sales. Plymouth ceased production in 2001 as part of DaimlerChrysler's streamlining efforts.
Legacy and Impact:
Plymouth's legacy lies in its contributions to the American automotive landscape, offering reliable, affordable, and stylish vehicles. While it faced challenges in its later years and ultimately ceased production, several of its iconic models, especially those in the muscle car era, remain celebrated among collectors and enthusiasts, leaving an enduring mark on automotive history.