• Jan 22, 2011
1971 Plymouth Barracuda from Furious 5 at Barrett-Jackson 2011 – Click above for high-res image gallery

A 1971 Plymouth Barracuda is a wonderful sight to behold. However, for the producers of Furious 5 (the upcoming installment in the Fast and Furious franchise), it's apparently not quite furious enough. How do they solve the problem? By stuffing a 636 Hemi under the hood and attaching a blower larger than Vin Diesel's impression of himself.

The car features five-point harnesses, leather-lined race seats and a custom dash signed by Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Justin Lin. Based on the "Frankencuda" Muscle Machine diecast toy, this custom 'Cuda is a fantasy car come to life.

Check out both the 'Cuda's official listing on Barrett-Jackson, and watch Speed's live online coverage here. Are you playing Speed's Online Fantasy Bid Game? If not, test your auction pricing mettle by guessing what a series of featured vehicles will end up bringing at the auction block – you could end up winning a prize, like an Apple iPad. Enjoy!



Photos copyright 2011 Jeff Glucker/AOL


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Every car should have a Stanley Cup sized motor as an option.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've always wondered, do these things have air filters? And if not, at 1000hp, wouldn't it suck in every flying insect within like 10 feet of it? What would that do to the motor?
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are more things wrong with this car than there is things wrong in the world today!

      Except for one: It's a 'Cuda, which makes me giddy as a little girl getting her first Barbie on Xmas morning.

      (...I need a towel....)
        • 3 Years Ago
        DUDE!!!! Don't get it over the rest of us!!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's called Fast Five you moron.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sick. The 'Cuda was the most wildly beautiful car of it's day. This movie car is 'over the top', but it remains, beautiful. Always will.
      • 3 Years Ago
      To the editor: Overcompensating on insults IS overcompensating.
        • 3 Years Ago
        they're called jokes... I would drive that car in a heartbeat. Also, I bet Vin Diesel is a nice guy in person...
      CheckTheseOut
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is the ultimate in awesomeness!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would be perfect if it were a manual, hadn't been lowered so much, and didn't have chrome wheels.
        • 3 Years Ago
        That's not an ordinary automatic. That's a "sequential" gear swapper. Lets you shift at redline and pretty much stay there. Good luck finding a manual that handle such a high horsepower application. The stock manual couldn't.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks street legal to me....not.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dope.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yup. And I (somewhat embarrasingly) can't wait for the movie.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That green is NICE.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hope it does not smell like what the Rock is cookin'. ;-)
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