1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda
1970 marked heavy battles between car manufacturers in the Trans-Am championship. At one point, almost all pony cars were included in a racing program. Mustangs, Camaros, Firebirds, Challengers and Barracudas were chasing each other on tracks all over America. To homologate the Barracuda for the Trans Am, Plymouth released a model called the All American Racer, or AAR. It featured several modifications, blacked out hood and 340 V8 engine with 290 HP.
Car experts say that the car was capable of close to 350 HP, but it was rated less for insurance reasons. However, the AAR ‘Cuda proved to be quite agile on the street although it wasn’t as successful on the racing tracks. It could accelerate to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds with just a four-speed manual transmission.