• Oct 30, 2007
click image above for more high-res pics of the Chrysler Cuda Concept

Unless you've got an uncle on the verge of buying the farm or Grand Canyon deep pockets, you won't be able to pick up an actual 'Cuda anytime soon. According to a Chrysler exec on hand at SEMA, the Barracuda concept is a one-off production car built for one of those overtly wealthy gearhead. We don't have any details on who this mystery magnate is, but with a 6.1-liter HEMI, a body entirely molded in carbon fiber, six piston Brembo brakes and a set of 22-inch Zenetti five-spoke wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZeros, it's guaranteed that he (or she) will be enjoying laying rubber around his private estate.

While the full carbon fiber body is trick and the Lambo orange paint makes the 'Cuda "pop," we're baffled that the interior is pulled straight from the Charger SRT8 parts bin. Figure this car is worth more than its weight in unobtanium and you'd think that a few extra bucks for some Alcantara and Recaros wouldn't do much damage to the bottom line.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I think no, Challenger is quit 300C-ized, like the current Charger, too sharp.

      This Barracuda has a design more smooth, harmonic. Maybe this is a sighn that new Chrysler have got the right hand in your own retro style!
      Put it on production right now!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        The sad thing is, people are reporting that the Challenger is going to clock in at close to 4k lbs. Pretty chunky if you ask me. Chrysler have better thought of a way to slim it down.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kido, back in the day, the Challenger and the Cuda were based on the same platform. Whats wrong with the Charger interior? My wife drives an R/T Charger. It's an great car!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want one in convertible AAR style pleaaaaaaaaaaaase
      • 7 Years Ago
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure what this person wanted was a "production" Hemi 'Cuda not some obscenely custom jobber that looked obscenely custom. I think it was done in good taste. As far as bright orange muscle cars with off color shaker hoods and 22" chrome wheels are concerned.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        The biggest disappointment is the interior. I was hoping for something more than the "standard" Chrysler interior. How about some ingenuity to the newest and arguably the most important new vehicle from Chrysler.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You can bet someone will come out with a 'Cuda style grille, fascia, hood and badging for the new Challenger when it's available.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thinks that this looks ALOT like the upcoming Challenger?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I seem to remember this from yesterday... It is basically a custom body on a 2007 srt8 charger.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Chrysler Cuda?? But it's a Plymouth. If you're going to make it a one off anyway why not just say Plymouth?

      It's not bad but the Cuda never had that Mustang-like fake gas cap between the tail lights. It had the license plate there. I like the Challenger better.