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The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda (440 6-BBL) is a third generation high-performance pony car manufactured by Plymouth from September 1969 to October 1970.

Fitted with Chrysler's RB (Raised Block) series of engines, the last developed version of the block, its cast-iron block has a bore of 4.32 inches (109.7 mm), giving it an overall displacement of 440 cubic inches (7.2 litres).

On top of being the largest displacement engine offered with the Barracuda from 1970 to 1973, it was fitted with three two-barrel Holley carburettors, dubbed the "6-Barrel" (6-BBL) in Plymouth models and "Six-Pack" in Dodge models.

The engine was offered as the highest performance option for the Barracuda in 1970, following the popularity of the 440 in other Dodge models, but its power was slightly reduced in 1971 to meet increasingly restrictive emission regulations, and was dropped from the Barracuda lineup in 1972.

Both the 440 6-Barrel and the 426 Hemi were on sale for the same period from 1970 to 1971, and weren't offered from 1973 to 1974.

Games

Motor City Online

The 440 Barracuda appears in Motor City Online.

Need for Speed: Heat

The Barracuda '70 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, was published[1][2] on August 19, 2019, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 10, which was released on October 22, 2019.

Stock

The stock Barracuda can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Heat.

Trivia

  • In Need for Speed: Heat, the Barracuda is not fitted with its optional shaker hood when bought stock, unlike other Need for Speed games, but has it offered as a hood customisation option.
  • In the NFS: Heat Studio app, it is listed with the performance specifications of the Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda.

Gallery

References

  1. Article: ea.com (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/nfs-heat-car-list
  2. Article: gtplanet.net (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: https://www.gtplanet.net/need-for-speed-heat-car-list/
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