1973 Plymouth Barracuda ‘Kuda’ By Beck Kustoms

Feb 21, 2019

Category: Rides

When a designer’s credentials include working for the world-renowned Weta Workshop — the Academy Award-winning special effects and prop shop that works on films such as Lord of the Rings, Elysium, and Avatar (amongst so many others) — we’re led to believe they’re a bit of an expert in their craft. As it turns out, however, Aaron Beck’s expertise extends well beyond just film-related magnificence, as evidenced by his personal pet project, this 1973 Plymouth Barracuda.

Called simply ‘Kuda,’ we have to imagine this menacing matte-black ride was inspired by (or helped inspire) Beck’s work on Mad Max Fury Road, as this beastly pony car would certainly fit right in. Appearances aren’t everything, which also happens to be the case here. You see, while she looks mean, she’s got a power plant to match: a remarkably-clean V8 good for over 500 horsepower and 444 foot-pounds of torque. Those numbers are all the more impressive when you consider how stripped-down this ride is, weighing just over 3,000 pounds and completely lacking any cabin creature comforts (besides a roll cage and a driver’s seat). We know Mad Max’s car is a take on the Ford Falcon, but the ‘Kuda’ is making us think he might’ve got that wrong.

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