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Barracuda Formula-S
Formus
Plymouth
Plymouth logo
35,000 CR
Model year: 1968
Performance Index: D 283
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
SPEED
4.7
HANDLING
3.5
ACCELERATION
6.7
LAUNCH
6.0
BRAKING
3.5
Advanced Performance
Power: 338 HP (252 kW)
Torque: 395 lb ft (535 N·m)
Weight: 3470 lbs (1573 Kg)
Front: 57%
Displ: 6.3 L
Power/weight: 214 HP per ton

160 kW per ton

Mustang fans might not like to hear it, but the fastback with the name of a predatory fish was actually the first pony car to hit the market. While Ford had the last laugh, selling Mustangs as fast as they could make them, the Barracuda was unfairly overshadowed. But the second generation Barracuda was a better pony car; its sleeker sheetmetal didn’t share any panels with lesser Valiants, and there were even more go-fast choices to be had in the enlarged engine compartment. In Formula S trim, the Barracuda barely swallowed a 383 Super Commando V8, one of Chrysler’s legendary “B” big-block motors, good for 338 tire-melting horsepower (although with enough credits the ‘Cuda will accept a 426 HEMI® in the Upgrade Shop, so you can emulate the Super Stock 426 Barracuda drag racers). While details such as the menacing barracuda emblem on the rear panel and a characteristic split front grille make it one of the more interesting-looking pony cars ever made, it’s the fastback profile and Mopar muscle that distinguishes the Barracuda from the competition.

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