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The SRT Barracuda is set to become either the Dodge Challenger’s replacement or its new stable mate depending on which reports you listen to, but either way the car is set to be exciting. It’ll be going up against its muscle car rivals, the Ford Mustang, and the Chevrolet Camaro.
The design of the SRT Barracuda is unknown, and the above concept is only a very rough rendering pieced together from rumors. The styling may go in the retro direction and come out looking like a smaller DodgeChallenger rather than this new design.
The platform of the SRT Barracuda is unknown, but reports say that it could either be a shortened version of theDodge Challenger’s platform, or a new small rear-wheel drive platform that will also be used on future Afla Romeos.
The suspension is mostly likely going to change, the control arms in the front may switch to a strut setup while the rear suspension will mostly likely stay multi-link with altered geometry. All in all the improvements will be welcome.
Originally this car was thought to only be offered with an incredibly powerful engine to go toe to toe with the Camaro ZR1 and the Shelby Mustang GT500, but now reports indicate that the Barracuda will be a full range muscle car with multiple engine options. A turbocharged Tigershark four cylinder is expected to be the base model with a Pentastar V6 as the mid and one of Chrysler’s big Hemi V8′s, the 5.8 or the 6.4, as the top engine. There are rumblings of a big supercharged 6.2 liter V8 to compete with the big dogs, but it’s currently unknown if the engine option will be released.
The transmission options are unknown, but expect the old transmissions in the current Challenger to carry over.