Barracuda gets Fast and Furious
Image: stryfe2103, 2011
The sixth entry in the Fast & Furious movie franchise is currently tearing it up at the box office, coming out on top for a second weekend in a row and trumping competition from The Hangover Part III and Will Smith's After Earth.
Although the Fast & Furious series has focused on modified imports over the years, it has also kept an eye on American classics and the latest movie is no different.
Mopar Muscle Magazine reports that the film features a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, which has been modified in recent years to deliver levels of performance which go far beyond what was offered from the stock model.
With a Hemi engine, matte black paint job and tons of new or improved components, this Plymouth Barracuda is definitely a prime example of what old American muscle can achieve with modern technology onboard.
This was enough to get the attention of the film's producers, who got the owner's approval to use the car onscreen.
Although there is plenty of vehicular mayhem in the many action sequences, with various cars getting destroyed along the way, this was obviously not an option for this classic, so it had to remain intact.