Barracuda Concept

in: New Designers 13 February 2008
Barracuda Concept

Created by Brazilian designer Rafael Reston, the Barracuda Concept is a sportscar that follows the American Muscle Car revival trend and takes inspiration from the 1971 Plymouth model.

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Barracuda ConceptThe ‘Cuda’ Concept is inspired by the 1971 Plymouth Barracuda and is defined by its designer Rafael Reston as a "real and original american muscle car."

The Cuda Concept was created to following the current trend of reestyling, iniated by Ford Mustang, and followed by GM Camaro, Dodge Challenger.

Among the design details are the very high belt line, 22-inches aluminum wheels and some styling cues that remind of the Mustang by Giugiaro concept car, such as the front end layout and the orange-black color scheme.

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Most of the body panels, including the hood, spoilers and side panels, are in carbon fiber. The 2+2 coupe project is based on the Chrysler 300M platform, and is powered by a V8 Hemi Engine.

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Design details Vehicle layout Technical specifications

Based on the exploratory design sketches, the 3D surface modeling process was carried out using Alias Studio Tools 13.5 and Rhinoceros 4.0 for the interior, with final rendering in Bunkspeed Hypershot.

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Different steps in the 3D modeling process

The Cuda Concept and the 1971 Plymouth Barracuda

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About the Designer

Rafael Reston is a
28 years old from Brazil. He is an Alias Studio Tools certified digital designer and works at "The Underground World" in São Paulo, Brazil.

He is currently attending the last year in Trasportation Designer at FAAP (Faculdade Armando Alvares Penteado)

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(Image Courtesy: Rafael Reston)

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