1500hp Twin-Turbo V10
Last month we brought you images of this very Super Cuda from the floor of the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Legendary Motorcar Company (LMC) put the car together as part of a Dream Car Garage project, Chip Foose was brought on board to help deliver a finished look equal to that of the build quality.
LMC told us at the time they wanted this 1500hp twin-turbo V10 ‘Hemisfear Lime Pearl’ Cuda to match the performance of a Ferrari Enzo, and with an engine like that, the power was not the issue, but rather their ability to control the beast if it was going to be on a par with a 200mph+ supercar.
Barricuda Typical American Muscle
On the straights, the back end of the Super Cuda gets smaller and smaller to the driver of the Enzo as it pulled away quite easily, but typical of American muscle, when a few corners are thrown in the European handling dominated.
The Enzo managed to hit a top speed of 218mph, which happened to set a track record at the Chrysler Chelsea proving grounds. The Cuda managed a respectable 208mph and probably could have posted a better time than that if it not been for the drivers self confessed lack of ‘kahunas’ to push it harder.
That said, this was his first drive of LMC build at those speeds, he was also fighting the aerodynamics of the 1970 Barricuda body.