The 2016 Detroit Autorama took place at the end of February, and as usual a number of awesome vehicles were on display. Like many car guys, we can certainly appreciate the world of muscle cars, but our love for diesels often pulls us in other directions. Well Len Elfervig decided to combine the two and commissioned Weaver Customs out of Salt Lake City, Utah to build one unique 1970 Plymouth Barracuda – Named “Torc” by its owner.
For those of you familiar with these cars, you may have noticed some subtle difference in the way it looks. Well, the Barracuda body was channeled and the roof was chopped in the rear, before flush mounting all the glass into the body adding to the seamless look. The body was then set onto a Roadster Shop chassis which helps to account for the awesome stance and presumably the handling as well.
Powering this beautifully sterile beast, is a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine that is anything but stock. The engine is currently sporting forged internals, a ported and polished head, duel fuelers, and large injectors. S366 and S4460 turbochargers complete the compound turbo setup, and when the nitrous is flowing, the engine produces 1,500 hp and 3,000 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. A beefed-up Chrysler 48RE automatic transmission sits behind the engine, shifted with a manual valve body.
We absolutely loved the cleanliness of the build, and the way that the minimalist theme is carried from the outside of the car through the engine bay and interior. We know that the purists tend to disagree, but we can’t get enough of these awesome diesel builds!