We have been hearing various kinds of news about this legend for several years. One of the most iconic muscle cars of all time is out of production since the early 70’s. However, we are frequently getting reports about its revival, especially in the last few years. All these reports were rumors so far. However, the 2020 Dodge SRT Barracuda looks more real than ever. It looks like the new model will ride on Alfa Romeo’s platform. Considering that Plymouth doesn’t exist anymore, the new model will come under Dodge’s badge.
In the company’s lineup, the new 2020 Dodge SRT Barracuda should be positioned below the Challenger 2020 and 2020 Charger. Latest reports suggest that the new model will ride on the Alfa Romeo’s architecture. The same that is used for Giulia. In terms of size, this would mean that the 2020 Dodge SRT Barracuda will be for about 10-15% smaller than the Challenger. Besides smaller size, it should be significantly lighter, considering that this platform utilizes mostly lightweight materials. This will provide much better agility and probably put the new model on par with models like Subaru BRZ or Mazda Miata when it comes to handling, agility and overall dynamics.
Considering that the new model is still in the early stage of development, it seems useless to speculate about some more specific details of the interior design. So far, we can say that the cabin will be driver-oriented, with accentuated sporty character. It will feature a smaller cabin than Challenger, but bigger than potential rivals Subaru BRZ, 2020 Toyota 86, Mazda MX-5 etc. Latest reports suggest that we are about to see both coupe and convertible body styles.
Well, this is a big mystery at the moment too. Considering what Giulia offers under the hood, Dodge will probably have to make some modifications on the chassis, in order to fit large V8 units. Most likely, the 2020 Dodge SRT Barracuda will completely rely on V8 power. Dodge currently has three engines of this kind in the offer. The most common is a 5.7-liter Hemi engine, which is good for about 375 horsepower. Also, there is a familiar 6.4-liter unit, which is good for about 475 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a hi-performance 6.2-liter Hellcat engine, which doesn’t seem so likely for this model, considering its size and weight.
2020 Dodge SRT Barracuda Release Date and Price
First of all, you should consider that all these details are just rumors at the moment. So, please take them with a big dose of reserve. At the moment, it seems useless to speculate about a more precise release date or price, despite the fact that some reports suggest 2020 Dodge SRT Barracuda’s arrival already in the next year.