Original Barracudas are one of the most exotic cars nowadays. Original model came in 1964 under Plymouth badge and there were three generations of this muscle car. Although this models are very popular nowadays, in the time when they were new interest for this car wasn’t so big and further production was cancelled. We can say that this car was a direct victim of 1973 energy crisis. However, in last few years there are many speculations about new Barracuda, which should come under the Dodge badge, because Plymouth brand phased out in 2001.
2016 Dodge Barracuda details
According to rumors, this revamped muscle car should come as 2016 Dodge Barracuda. So far, we don’t have any photo, so we can only rely on some sketches that are circulating on the internet. Although this car is marked as muscle, it will be a real sports car, almost nothing like classic model. Beside very aggressive and attractive modern design, 2016 Dodge Barracuda will be equipped with plenty of high-tech safety features so beside huge amount of power, expect excellent handling too. It looks like this model will be based on Fiat’s D-RVD platform, which is used for some Alfa Romeo models too. This model will be characterized by excellent aerodynamics and its body will be made of lightweight materials which will also make some impact on fuel economy.
2016 Dodge Barracuda engine
Although there is no official information, it is pretty much for sure that 2016 Dodge Barracuda will be offered with at least three engines. So far, we know that it will be available in one muscle variant and with two smaller engines. The most economic variant will be equipped with 2.4 liter 4-cylinder Tigershark engine, which should be characterized by excellent fuel economy. The 2016 Barracuda will be also offered with 3.6 liter V6 Pentastar, but the real deal is definitely version with big V8. It is a powerful 6.2 liter V8 Hemi engine which will output more than 600 horses for this occasion. All engines will be paired with 8-speed transmission.
2016 Dodge Barracuda release date and price
Although these details are still unknown, it is expected that 2016 Dodge Barracuda will come in early 2016, with a price of around 55.000 dollars for base model.
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