Aaron Beck may not be a familiar name, but this auto enthusiast has collaborated with Weta Workshop who specialize in special effects for movies, like Lord of the Rings and Elysium. What happens when they decide to customize a 1973 Plymouth Barracuda? Well, it ends up looking like a vehicle straight from the GTA 5 universe or Mad Max Fury Road, thanks to a matte black paint job.
Appearances aren’t everything, and that happens to be the case here. Even though this vehicle looks mean, it has the power plant to match: a remarkably-clean V8 good for over 500 horsepower and 444 foot-pounds of torque. Those numbers are even more impressive when you consider how stripped-down this car is, weighing in at just over 3,000 pounds and completely lacking any cabin creature comforts.
- Dom’s Dodge Charger race car is an awesome replica model of the classic muscle car, inspired by the original 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
- Authentic features let fans recreate the thrill of driving the real car, with moving pistons, suspension, steering system and air blower
- Check out the V8 engine, plus two nitro bottles for extra power. If things get too hot, there’s a fire extinguisher in the cockpit