• Aug 1, 2006

Bob Johnson's 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, dubbed G-Force, created quite a stir when it was unveiled earlier in the year, and now the groundbreaking g-machine has earned itself the prestigious Goodguys' 2006 Street Machine of the Year award. Johnson's evil fish took the crown last month - yeah, we're a bit late on this one - by beating out four machines from the Bowtie camp.

Built by Johnson's Rod Shop (supposedly no relation) in Alabama, the award caps a challenging three years of fabrication. The project was motivated by Bob's desire to capture the top spot in the judging after a Top 5 finish with his Camaro back in 2002. This ground-breaking machine makes liberal use of high-tech materials stretched around a huge Hemi to provide a stunning 3.2 lb/HP power-to-weight ratio. With that sort of power, the high-tech independent suspension at each corner, huge brakes, and even bigger wheels and tires, we're pretty sure that this would excel at any sort of on-pavement use - if indeed the desire existed to thrash what's likely a seven-figure piece of art.

[Source: Goodguys]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Hrm. I seem to have made a mess of myself.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Another big-buck "Pro Touring" Cuda. How original.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, that thing is nice! If it werent' slammed on such big wheels i'd have licked my screen. :) Nice car man!
      • 8 Years Ago
      yea....its crap
      • 8 Years Ago
      sorry for not making it clear. thanks #7.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does this look almost exactly like the concept Cuda?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Write up on the car : http://www.popularhotrodding.com/editorial/0604phr_cuda/

      It's an amazing machine. It's more high-tech supercar than american muscle car, though, lot's of carbon fibre and aero work...
      • 8 Years Ago
      The blogger wrote "Hemi to provide a stunning 3.2 lb/HP power-to-weight ratio". That is weight to power ratio. The power to weight ratio would be 1 HP:3.2 lb.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw this car at 2 Good Guys' shows this year. It is absolutely stunning. Every time I looked at it I would notice something new (I viewed many times at each show).

      This isn't your typical muscle car or pro-street rod...it's much much more! It's definitely worthy of the SMOTY award.

      PS. If you don't get excited just looking at this car, it's you not the car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      All I see is a beautiful old car being wasted. Poor Cuda.
      • 8 Years Ago
      870HP.2800LBS.VETTE SUSPENSION. THIS THING GOTTA BE A BEAST!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why do they always have to drop muscle cars and stuff huge wheels on them with skinny tires. Muscles cars do not look right with 20 inch wheels.
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