There is simply no way to talk about the new Dodge Barracuda, and not to mention the almighty 1971 Plymouth Barracuda. Not very popular at the time, the Cuda was not produced or sold in vast numbers, which gave her the status of a very collectible car nowadays. The most popular version of the Cuda was the one with the HEMI engines, and that is maybe the second thing that connects it to the new Dodge’s baby. The first thing is that both of them are typical beautiful looking American muscles. So let’s read more about new 2019 Dodge Barracuda…
There are many rumors about the new 2019 Dodge Barracuda. Is it a whole new car, just a facelifted Challenger or something else, there is yet to see, but the most popular version of the tale about the Cuda is the one that it will be a whole new car, something smaller than a Challenger. In fact, there is information that it will actually be based on Alfa Romeo Giulia. There was a rumor that it will be based on Maserati platform, but it is not true. It would be way too much expensive.
Since the stories about Barracuda basing its platform on Giulia appeared to be true, the new car will be Challenger’s smaller sister, but still massive built. On the leaked or published photos and renders we can see the big hood with two air intakes. The headlights are nicely placed on the edges of the front. As we said before, the body is massive and muscular built. It is also rumored that the Barracuda will be available in two variants, as a coupe and convertible. The back is actually pretty fat, giving the new 2019 Dodge Barracuda the look of a drag racer. After all, it carries that heritage. There will most probably be two exhaust pipes at the back. And the sound of those… just like the hundred devils are boiling underneath the hood. There is no doubt about it since we know how much attention Dodge gives to those details.
Well, this is the part of a vehicle that we know absolutely nothing about. Dodge’s officials are still hiding it and we can just guess what it will be like. There are some conclusions that we can carry out. Since the Barracuda will most probably be based on Giulia platform, it will be built as a two-seat model, or the back seat will be almost useless. No worries about that. This is a sports car, meant to drive fast, and not a family sedan. So we can actually approve that. The rest of interior we can guess. It probably will not vary much from Challenger. Similar but not the same. Compact and well organized, so the driver can easily control the vehicle in every way.
Engine and specs
V6 or V8, many people are arguing. In fact, we can easily expect both of them in the offer. Dodge will have to improve fuel efficiency so the smaller V6 is the logical choice, but some enthusiasts simply won’t have the muscle car without a mighty V8, so Dodge will most probably have both on pallete for the Barracuda.
The smallest engine will almost certainly be 2.4 turbocharged V6, producing anything between 270 and 330 HP and about 300 lb-ft of torque. A stronger variant should be 3.0 twin turbo V6 with some 400 horses and the same number for lb-ft of torque. The biggest and most desirable variants are the 3.8 V8, rumored to produce anything from 500 to 700 HP. The new 2019 Dodge Barracuda will certainly be the rear wheel drive car. It is based on Giulia platform, it inherited the drag racing blood, so it simply has to be RWD.
2019 Dodge Barracuda release date and price
The price will most probably start at about $30,000, similar to Challenger’s previous models. It will become available at the end of 2017 or early 2018, and we can just hope that Dodge will not keep us waiting for a long time.
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