Through 2012 onwards, there was talk of the new mid-sized rear-drive car with regard to Dodge and Alfa Romeo, ultimately confirmed in mid-2013 by CEO Sergio Marchionne himself. The “G” platform/architecture was to be modular, extending to underpin Alfa Romeos, Dodges, and Maseratis in various sizes and form.
The actual on-again, off-again Dodge Barracuda is apparently “on again, ” to provide Dodge a muscle car sized closer to the Camaro as well as Mustang. Reports from the 2015 The state of nevada dealer show reveal that it offers modern styling, with cues through the 1999 Dodge Charger concept, and it is smaller than the current Challenger. However , we might not see it until – truth be told – 2023.
2018 Dodge Barracuda? FCA renewed its trademark software for the name in 2017, as well as rumor has it being made in little numbers in Italy, closely associated with the Alfa Romeo Giulia. This particular seems unlikely.
The car is prepared as both a coupe as well as convertible, and will certainly likely use a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine as its top powerplant, generating more power than the present 5. 7 Hemi but under the 392. Responsiveness should be assisted by an electric motor, for nearly instant-on acceleration.
In 2012, we were informed that Barracuda styling was already happening, with inside reports saying it had been much more modern than the Challenger, along with only a few “Barracuda cues. ” Within April 2013, we were told which some body parts were being made for screening. That may have ended up being dropped in support of the Hellcat Challenger – not really.
Now come the big queries: will this car be created as a Dodge? And will it really become called Barracuda?
In June 2013, we were told that the name Barracuda had been dropped, after enthusiasts had been less than enthusiastic about re-use of the title by Dodge, on a car which bore little outward resemblance towards the original.
See our FauxPar feature upon recurring rumors that the Cuda will be upon us soon soon.
The original Plymouth Barracuda had not been a muscle car at first; the Valiant with a fastback rear, Barracuda was praised for its fine “European style” handling. Some critics stated the Formula S version might beat comparable German cars upon twists and turns. In 1970, title was moved over to a brand new vehicle, largely so Plymouth could things the big 440 and 426 Hemi engines into it; ironically, the Plymouth Duster, which had the same method as the older Barracudas, was a main sales success… with nothing larger than the 340 under the hood.