By Patrick Rall
The 2013 SEMA Show will soon be upon us so in picking this week’s featured Photo of the Week, Ive decided to go with a unique looking Barracuda that is one of the fastest Mopars ever. This car 1969 Plymouth Barracuda is known as the Blowfish and tucked behind that super-aerodynamic custom nose is a twin turbocharged 6.4L SRT Hemi V8 that puts well over a thousand horsepower and a thousand pound feet of torque to the rear wheels.
The 1969 Blowfish Barracuda makes a great looking show car but this beast is built to fly by RadRides by Troy. The Barracuda was initially built to be a land speed record car with the Mopar 4-cylinder midget sprint car engine but when that mill failed to meet the team’s expectations, they changed to the twin turbo Hemi. That changed allowed the Blowfish team to hit speeds of 317 miles per hour on the Bonneville Sale Flats – making it one of the fastest Mopar muscle cars in the world. Ive included a video of this Barracuda on the dyno at the end of this piece for those who want to hear that monster Hemi in action.
Click here to head into our 2011 SEMA Show gallery for a closer look at the Blowfish from different angles, including engine bay shots and many other vehicles from the huge Vegas convention.