Compared to the standard models of the Barracuda model range, the HEMI 'Cuda is equipped with several performance upgrades such as an improved suspension. In 1971, the front design of the 'Cuda was slightly altered.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
The HEMI 'Cuda appears in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit.
It only appears along Atlantica and Aquatica as a red traffic vehicle, but players can drive the car by entering the cheat code "Go05" in the PC release.
Motor City Online
The HEMI 'Cuda appears in Motor City Online and can reach a top speed over 150 mph.
Need for Speed: Carbon
- Exotic Career: Complete the Checkpoint Race in Canmor Downs.
- Muscle Career: Obtain the Starlight Strip territory.
- Tuner Career: Win the North Broadway circuit race in Starlight Strip.
It is slightly faster, but has less understeer, than the 1967 Shelby GT500 and is one of the most powerful classic muscle cars, although its handling feels sluggish in contrast to other muscle cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The powerful V8 engine produces a lot of torque and enables low acceleration times but also affects the cornering abilities of the car. Compared to other classic tier 2 muscle cars, it is notably more expensive even though it is just as powerful.
Players might find it very useful in Drag, but is also competitive in drift events although its steering doesn't respond as quickly as seen on newer and lighter sports cars.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The HEMI 'Cuda appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 4 car with a price tag of $130,000, and is unlocked from the beginning. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases with a price tag of $31,000.
It mainly rivals with the 1965 Pontiac GTO, but both vehicles are the fastest accelerating tier 4 cars. It has slightly better acceleration and is capable of reaching a top speed of 182 mph (293 km/h).
Need for Speed: World
Alongside the Plymouth Road Runner, it is one of the best handling classic muscle cars. Both cars have no problems turning quickly into corners, similarly to the Ford Focus RS. Despite having good steering feedback, it is very heavy.
Its acceleration is quick enough to compete similar ranging cars but its nitrous boost has a poor strength.
|Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating|
|The Green style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 2500. It was made available on April 4, 2012.
|The Red style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 487,500. It was initially released on February 5, 2013.
On May 1, 2015, its price was lowered from 650,000 as part of the End of the World event.
Need for Speed: Payback
|It is unlocked for purchase from the drag, drift, off-road, race, and runner class dealerships upon successfully delivering it to Rav at his airfield during its rotation period as an abandoned car.
|It is unlocked upon successfully delivering it to Rav at his airfield during its rotation period as an abandoned car.
Need for Speed: Edge
The HEMI 'Cuda appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
- In Need for Speed: ProStreet, a bonus Tier 3 drag 'Cuda is available in Race Day mode that featured in promotional screenshots and videos for the game.
- In Need for Speed: World, the 'Cuda has black billboard tape on both sides even though this option was only available on the 1971 model, and its stock transmission has five gears instead of four.
- In Need for Speed: Payback, the Barracuda is not fitted with its optional shaker hood when bought stock, unlike other Need for Speed games, but has it offered as a hood customisation option.
- ↑ Video: Need for Speed (2017) Need for Speed Payback Welcome to Fortune Valley. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dHSzsSDnvs
|Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - Vehicles|
|Class C||Aston Martin DB7 · Ford Falcon GT* · HSV GTS VT* · Jaguar XK8 · Jaguar XKR** · Mercedes SL600|
|Class B||Chevrolet Corvette · Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car*** · Ferrari 355 F1 · Ferrari 456 M GT*** · Lamborghini Countach · Spectre R42***|
|Class A||El Niño · Ferrari 550 Maranello · Italdesign Nazca C2** · Italdesign Scighera* · Jaguar XJR-15 · Lamborghini Diablo SV · Lister Storm*** · Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR|
|Pursuit||Pursuit Corvette · Pursuit Diablo · Pursuit El Niño* · Chevrolet Caprice** · Eagle Talon · Ford Crown Victoria · Ford Falcon EL* · Lamborghini LM002** · Land Rover Discovery|
|Traffic||Army Truck · Bus · Chevrolet Caprice Cab · Ford Mustang Convertible · Jeep Comanche · Jeep Grand Cherokee · Land Rover Discovery · Mazda MX-5 (NA) · Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda · Van · Volvo 850|
|Italics denote Australian release vehicles, * denotes PC exclusive vehicles, ** denotes PlayStation exclusive vehicles, *** denotes PC exclusive add-on vehicles|