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The 1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda is a high-performance version of the Barracuda lineup. The car shares the same platform with the first-gen Dodge Challenger R/T.

Compared to the standard models of the Barracuda model range, the HEMI 'Cuda is equipped with several performance upgrades such as an improved suspension. In 1971, the front design of the 'Cuda was slightly altered.

Games

Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

The HEMI 'Cuda appears in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit.

It only appears along Atlantica and Aquatica as a red traffic vehicle, but players can drive the car by entering the cheat code "Go05" in the PC release.

Motor City Online

The HEMI 'Cuda appears in Motor City Online and can reach a top speed over 150 mph.

Need for Speed: Carbon

The Hemi 'Cuda appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 3 tuner class car.

As one of the most powerful classic muscle cars, it is faster than others, although its handling feels sluggish. Due to its acceleration, it is suitable for drift events, as well as pursuits combined with its heavy mass.

Stock

The stock Hemi 'Cuda is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode depending on the player's chosen career path:

  • Exotic: Win the "Blackwell Road" event in Canmor Downs, Silverton
  • Muscle: Take over Starlight Strip, Silverton
  • Tuner: Win the "North Broadway" event in Starlight Strip, Silverton

Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 130,000 cash.

NFSC Plymouth HemiCuda Stock.jpg
CarbonMuscleIcon.png Muscle Tier 3
Stock: 130,000 cash
Top Speed 5.4
Acceleration 7.4
Handling 4.9

Samson's

Samson drives a Hemi 'Cuda as part of the crew in the Career mode, if the player drives a tier 3 car.

NFSC Plymouth HemiCuda CrewSamson.jpg
CarbonMuscleIcon.png Muscle Tier 3
Crew Member
Top Speed 5.4
Acceleration 7.4
Handling 4.9

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The HEMI 'Cuda appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 2 car with a price tag of $60,000, and is unlocked upon dominating the Showdown: Chicago race day.

The powerful V8 engine produces a lot of torque and enables low acceleration times but also affects the cornering abilities of the car. Compared to other classic tier 2 muscle cars, it is notably more expensive even though it is just as powerful.

Players might find it very useful in Drag, but is also competitive in drift events although its steering doesn't respond as quickly as seen on newer and lighter sports cars.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The HEMI 'Cuda appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 4 car with a price tag of $130,000, and is unlocked from the beginning. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases with a price tag of $31,000.

It mainly rivals with the 1965 Pontiac GTO, but both vehicles are the fastest accelerating tier 4 cars. It has slightly better acceleration and is capable of reaching a top speed of 182 mph (293 km/h).

Need for Speed: World

The HEMI 'Cuda was made available in Need for Speed: World on April 4, 2012 as a tier 1 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a C class car.

Alongside the Plymouth Road Runner, it is one of the best handling classic muscle cars. Both cars have no problems turning quickly into corners, similarly to the Ford Focus RS. Despite having good steering feedback, it is very heavy.

Its acceleration is quick enough to compete with similar ranging cars, but its nitrous boost has a poor strength.

Stock: 408 (C class) Maximum: 629 (A class)

Green

The Green style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2500. It was made available on April 4, 2012.

NFSW Plymouth Hemi Cuda Green.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBeigeEngine.png
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class B Car 506
TopSpeedIcon2.png 423
AccelIcon2.png 523
HandlingIcon2.png 572
NFSWGreenVariantIcon.png
Standard
SpeedBoost2500

Red

The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png487,500. It was initially released on February 5, 2013.

On May 1, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png650,000 as part of the End of the World event.

NFSW Plymouth Hemi Cuda Red.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 408
TopSpeedIcon2.png 233
AccelIcon2.png 415
HandlingIcon2.png 576
NFSWRedVariantIcon.png
Standard
Dollar icon.png487,500

Need for Speed: Payback

The Barracuda appears in Need for Speed: Payback following a brief appearance in the Welcome to Fortune Valley trailer[1] released on September 26, 2017.

Stock

It is unlocked for purchase from the drag, drift, off-road, race, and runner class dealerships upon successfully delivering it to Rav at his airfield during its rotation period as an abandoned car.

NFSPB PlymouthCuda Garage.jpg Drag ClassDrift ClassOff-road ClassRace ClassRunner ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Complete its abandoned car event when available.
LV114
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 70,250
114
399
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 425
Top Speed 117
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 5.80
1/4 Mile 14.37
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.2
N2O Power 3.2
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 3.9
Landing 4.2
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 4.0
Power 3.3

Abandoned

It is unlocked upon successfully delivering it to Rav at his airfield during its rotation period as an abandoned car.

NFSPB PlymouthCudaAbandoned Garage.jpg NFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngOff-road ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Complete its abandoned car event when available.
Off-road LV177
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 0
177
399
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 591
Top Speed 130
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 3.97
1/4 Mile 12.23
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.2
N2O Power 3.2
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 3.9
Landing 4.2
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 4.0
Power 3.3

Need for Speed: Edge

The HEMI 'Cuda appears in Need for Speed: Edge.

Trivia

  • In Need for Speed: Carbon and the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases of Need for Speed: Undercover, the 'Cuda can be equipped with body kits that resembles the 1971 Barracuda model.
  • In Need for Speed: ProStreet, a bonus Tier 3 drag 'Cuda is available in Race Day mode that featured in promotional screenshots and videos for the game.
  • In Need for Speed: World, the 'Cuda has black billboard tape on both sides even though this option was only available on the 1971 model, and its stock transmission has five gears instead of four.
  • In Need for Speed: Payback, 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.

Gallery

References

  1. Video: Need for Speed (2017) Need for Speed Payback Welcome to Fortune Valley. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dHSzsSDnvs


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