Really?Cuda hood! Woot! Woot!
I understand WHY the scoop has to be at the front of the hood rather than in the middle.......but postion makes a huge difference in terms of what he was talking about when he said "Cuda scoops".......the twin openings are hardly unique to Chrysler and really getting the Retro look "right" doesn't work when the scoops need to be so very far forward.Likely they are the cuda style scoops moved farther forward on the hood as the intake and plumbing are closer to the front than the vintage cars that had
1. more engine setback
2. a carb that was in the center of the intake to feed air to
I have noticed that on my 6 pack hood that the scoop is much farther forward than on a vintage dodge as to put it more over the front of the engine/throttle body area. As you can see in my attached pic, the aircleaner sits in the 6 pack scoop and it is way farther forwared that engine midline.
Who knows...maybe it might get the SRT hood w/ the CAI induction that was used for the '17/'18 T/A modelsCan't keep the same hood forever and like most change, it grows on you and you end up liking it. I think it looks fine. Wonder what hood the Scat Pack special performance model will have?
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A "bit much"?Those last iteration Gen 4's - the styling was a bit much.
The problem with the standard R/T hood scoops is that they're small, plain, same as the non-functional fake scoops on the SE/SXT AND they've been around for 10 years. I'd like to see the shorter Cuda inspired scoops on the R/T and other models as well as these awesome looking new long snorkly HELLCAT scoops. The current SRT/TA one is ok but a little plain too. I like the true T/A scoop better. Nothing wrong with the Shaker, for those so inclined for that retro look.A "bit much"?
The WS6 Firebird was that "Jump the Shark" moment. Some of us who LIKE Pontiac , bought them in the past and valued the idea of a somewhat more "up-scale" F-Car vs the more ultilitarian Camaro......the WS6 with it's ridicuous "tacked on" multi-scoops and spoilers was a LOW POINT in F Car body styling.
More on topic though:
I'm not completely sure why anyone sees '70 Cuda hood scoops in this new Hell Cat hood or why it is they can't see that GOOD DESIGN STYLE influence already in the standard R/T hood that has been around since the re-introduction of the Challenger 10 years ago.