• Dec 16, 2009
LMC Super 'Cuda vs. Ferrari Enzo – Click above to watch video

Legendary Motorcar Company built a Super 'Cuda for SEMA – no, not with a modern Dodge Challenger, with an actual Barricuda – and then decided to find out what it could do. The car is stuffed with engine and rubber: A twin-turbo Viper V10 with at least 1,000 horsepower, along with 345-series, 19-inch tires in back. So about the only place they could test it properly was Chrysler's Chelsea, Michigan proving grounds. For good measure, the folks at LMC brought a Ferrari Enzo along as well.

Needless to say, in a straight line drag, the Super 'Cuda owns the Enzo. The green monster and its turbine howls raced through the air so quickly that the windshield molding came off and the hood lifted by three inches. When it came to top speed, however – and in all likelihood, real-life cornering– the Enzo took the round, going 218 mph to the 'Cuda's 208 mph. The 'Cuda probably could have gone faster, but vintage aerodynamics and driver heebie-jeebies put paid to that. Get all the action in the video after the jump. Thanks for the tips, everyone!

[Source: Car Chat]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      So, let's recap: an extremely unreliable, 1000hp, American muscle car is slower than a relatively reliable, 660hp Ferrari? What a shocker!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Can't you just appreciate both cars for what they are? Who cares who wins?

        It's just awesome to watch to extremely fun looking cars having a go.
        • 5 Years Ago
        How reliable do you expect a Ferrari to be? ...even without any modifications...
        • 5 Years Ago
        The point is that the Ferrari was ENGINEERED to go that fast. It is a precision tool made to do just that. The Cuda wasn't engineered to do much more than drag race between lights. In typical American tuner fashion they threw 'too much' at the car - too much horsepower, too much tire width, etc. until it all starts falling apart.
        • 5 Years Ago
        How reliable are you expecting a 1000hp custom car to be? And it isn't as if he had engine trouble, a swaybar broke and some window molding came off. Any engine trouble? Nope. You wanna try boosting an Enzo engine to 1000hp and then comparing reliability?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't be jealous
      • 5 Years Ago
      cool!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow that enzo can run.. And that cuda can can run too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is one bad ass fish...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmmmmm. I love old stuff, (my wife for instance) but new is good. Old is...well...old. You can make old stuff do anything if you throw enough money and effort at it.....but why? I'm an old guy myself, (wore "I like Ike buttons") and still can board shift with the best of 'em, ( but, again...why?) so I do like to see the old stuff go. In the long run though, our time has passed. Let it go. LSX motors, six speeds, .7 G's, it was NEVER that good. Love it as it is, and let the past die with us old fu**ers. We led the way, and now we 'gotta get out of the way. OH, KEEP THOSE GAS FILLER DOORS ON THE DRIVER SIDE YOU A***HO*S !
      • 5 Years Ago
      How about a 1000 ponies in an Enzo?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was gonna come in here and make fun of this, but that was pretty friggin' cool actually.
      F117Nghthawk
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the mix of old and new. even though the old was severely modified internally. but thats not the point
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the duct tape they put on the grill to help with the high speeds. Now that is almost a true American car, just needs a little bit of baling wire.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That was funny because they stole that idea from Top Gear when Hammond did it to a Dodge Challenger when they were doing the top speed runs on the salt flats.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrKPPdTuk8I

        6:50 mark
        • 5 Years Ago
        Venom: Guys have been doing that for YEARS at top speed runs. It's not a new trick by any stretch of the imagination.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So how many runs before the V10 needs a head gasket?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I read about this a week ago in my weekly Wheels section. Seemed awesome. And now sounds awesome today!

      Cool Idea. And to think and look at the competitors, seems brilliant.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm loving those crazy wide rear tires.
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