In recent months, the Internet rumors about the new Dodge Barracuda. This car represented in its time one of the bestselling models from Chrysler. there was a a time in the 60s and 70s of the twentieth century, when American cars still ruled American roads. After Ford introduced the famous Ford Mustang, ‘Cuda’ was the response of Chrysler in the segment of the sport racing cars. Announcement of a new ‘Cuda’ is probably attempt to play with the nostalgia of baby boomers. Many of them are sentimentally attached to this car. Competition for this vehicle will be Subaru BRZ, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Scion FR-S
2015 Dodge SRT Barracuda specs and engine
The latest Barracuda will be rear-drive coupe. With its appearance, it should replace already somewhat outdated model Dodge Challenger SRT8. The whole concept of SRT (Street and Racing Technology) is based on the strong engines and reducing vehicle weight. According to announcements, new ‘Cuda’ will be lighter by 300 pounds compared to the previous model.
Engine will be offered in several versions: with 4, 6 and 8 cylinders. Engine volume of this engine will also be appropriate: starting from 4 liters up to 6.4 liters. According to announcements, the strongest model should have a power of 640 hp, although there is a possibility that these were only rumors. Considerably, more realistic is possibility that the strongest model will have a power of 480hp. What will be common to all trim levels is RWD. So, Barracuda will still have rear wheel drive. It should be equipped with the latest dual-clutch automatic transmission with seven speeds.
2015 Dodge SRT Barracuda exterior
The external appearance will be quite changed. First we have to annotate the front of the car, which will get rounder shape look, with a modification of the front grill. Of course, the old Plymuth Barracuda 1970 had a modern and dangerous look for its time, but today are different trends. To make this car still looked and acted like a race car, it must have equipment that fits the 21st century. Therefore, the new Cuda will have redesigned bumper with the inevitable fog lights and LED lights in all positions. As already mentioned, will be used the latest materials, which will facilitate the weight of the vehicle. It remains to be seen whether the new model will be offered in the famous Plum Crazy Purple color.
2015 Dodge SRT Barracuda interior
The interior of the new Cuda’s will be done in retro style. Therefore, production will be based on a combination of leather, chrome details and quality plastic. Seats will have leather upholstery and an extremely comfortable. According to some sources, the interior will resemble the insides of Chrysler 300th. According to announcements, the car should have a display of 8.4 inches with modern infotainment system.
2015 Dodge SRT Barracuda release date and price
New Baracuda will occur probably in late 2015. However, there are some announcements that the FCA group may have to give up production in the last minute. if it comes to the realization of this project, the price should be in the range of 50000 to 55000 dollars. We’ll see if the new Cuda will justify expectations.