A graphic designer and automotive enthusiast from Copenhagen, Denmark, has converted his 1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda into a modern-day supercar and is now selling it for 429 BTC.
Rasmus Porsager has put seven years and $240,000 into working this car into what he calls a ‘Supercar with Soul’.
He explains why he decided to work on this particular car:
The car can now boast a blistering 0-60mph time of 2.95 seconds, thanks to a 705 horsepower, 9.4-litre, all-aluminium, fuel-injected hemi engine, offering a massive 904nm of torque.
Exterior handles have been taken off and replaced with an RFID (radio-frequency identification) system, producing a sleek, black dream of a car that looks like something Batman would drive in his spare time.
The exterior has been oxyfuel welded and the entire body galvanised, and with a reinforced frame for extra rigidity, double wishbone suspension and Wilwood piston calliper brakes, the souped-up Plymouth is guaranteed to provide all the thrills you could want as it tears through corners, producing up to 1.02g.
It's pretty obvious, this car is the stuff of every petrolhead’s wildest fantasies. So, we wondered, why does Porsager want to part with it?
So far, Porsager has received two offers for his creation: one from a man in Australia who wanted to pay with bitcoin, and another one from St. Petersburg with a pile of fiat at the ready.
The Danish designer obviously wants a good deal for the ’Cuda, but if it comes down to two close bids, he indicates he will support the bitcoin community by accepting the offer in digital currency.
“It depends on the difference in the value at the time, but if they are around the same, I would definitely go for the bitcoin version,” said Porsager.
Images courtesy of Rasmus Porsager
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