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Click above for high-res gallery of Mr. Norms AAR 'Cuda

The Dodge Challenger is offering tuners one of the hottest platforms to work with since the current-era Mustang arrived in 2003. And although this is supposed to be the year of the Camaro, there are tons of cool Challengers here at SEMA. One of our favorites is actually badged as a 'Cuda built by Mr. Norm's Garage. Yes, that Mr. Norm, the legendary owner of Grand Spaulding Dodge that was famous for building some of the fastest Mopars in the country during the muscle car glory days. The car you see here is one of two the company put together for this year's show. This one is made to replicate an AAR 'Cuda. It features a supercharged version of the 6.1L Hemi putting out 900 horsepower (!), forged wheels, Hotchkis suspension upgrades, massive SSBC brakes, and a custom front clip that makes it look more like a Plymouth. Very hot car.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Bad job Mr Norm. That grille is styled after a '71 Cuda and doesn't belong in a '70 AAR. The stripe isn't bad but looks a little too thick and those wheels look like bad hub caps.
      • 6 Years Ago
      could have at least done the correct hood for an AAR cuda, not to mention the side exit exhausts. or was that only the T/A challenger
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have always, and will always, love the 'Cudas more than Challengers and see this car as overall better looking. Too bad Dodge can't figure this one out on their own because until I can buy a 'Cuda, I will never consider this platform.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No pics of Mr. Norm sticker himself? Fail.....Uber Fail....
      • 6 Years Ago
      and why does it look better than the challenger?

      really- I don't know.....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Only real problem I have with this is that I think the rims are too big. Although I'd still take the Challenger over a 'Cuda (new or classic).