1970 Plymouth Cuda nicknamed “Torc” is powered by a 1,118kW 6.7 litre Cummins turbo diesel
Americans aren’t much for diesels. And American muscle cars are generally associated with big block V8s chucking out big block horsepower.
This particular Cuda that was recently showcased at Autorama in Detroit was powered by a 6.7 litre Cummins turbo diesel that chucks out 1,500hp or 1,118kW and 3000 lb ft or 4067Nm of torque
The Cuda’s factory petrol V8 would’ve produced a not too shabby 425hp, but this diesel engine transplant is next level, and the Torc could change the way we look at performance diesels.
The custom Cuda was built by Weaver Customs and it won several awards when it debuted at Salt Lake Autorama in 2016, including utstanding Interior-Street Machine Comp, Outstanding Engineered, 1st Place Pro Touring, and Utah’s Top 10.
The diesel swap wasn’t easy, and in order for the huge motor to fit, Weaver had to develop a recess in the front bumper, and the exhaust system has been routed through the boot.