2016 Dodge Barracuda

Looks like 2016 Dodge Barracuda will appear on the market, finally. The rumors about this muscle-car started couple of year ago, and even though Dodge teased the public with non-defined indications that Barracuda will see the light of the day, the release was delayed so many times, that people almost lost the interest and faith that it will ever appear. 2016 model year will, at least it appears so, bring this model out. After a long run, and much unreliable info all over the net, we finally have some real news about famous “Cuda”.

2016 Dodge Barracuda Front

2016 Dodge Barracuda news

Fearless roadster should be redesigned completely, but the one thing that will remain is the quality f its performance which made us love it in the first place. 2016 Dodge Barracuda will take some styling cues from popular Challenger. Platform and design language will be the same for these two models, while new Barracuda will have stronger output, and higher-level performance. In fact, similarity between these vehicles will be so intense, that Dodge also considered to end the production of Challenger, when long-awaited 2016 Dodge Barracuda steps into the scene. We sincerely believe that American producer will keep both versions, and eventually make enough room for both versions.

Other sources indicate that new Cuda will be smaller than the Challenger, and that it will have more resembles with Ford Mustang, when it comes to its size. Regardless of dimensions, one thing is sure: new Cuda will have to lighter than Challenger, in order to provide the power expected form it, and to deliver satisfactory fuel economy.

2016 Dodge Barracuda Rear

 2016 Dodge Barracuda engines

It is still early to know exactly which engines will empower 2016 Dodge Barracuda. For the moment, there is couple of choices in the game.

First engine which is considered to be under the hood of the popular roadster is 2.4-liter four-cylinder TIGERSHARK®MULTIAIR® power unit, planned as base engine choice. This engine will be able to deliver184 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, while returning great 23 city/35 highway mpg.

Second choice is a V8 Hemi, but is still unclear whether it will be a 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter. 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is capable to deliver up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, while 6.4-liter Hemi V8 is good for 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.

However the sportier variant of the 2016 Dodge Barracuda will get the sportiest engine, for sure, which is a 6.2-liter Hemi SRT Hellcat V8 with 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Dodge Barracuda

2016 Dodge Barracuda competition

Famous “Cuda” will have tough competitors, however it won’t be many, so that is a brighter side. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is one of its rivals, so is Ford Mustang. Beside these too, its rivals mainly come from the same productions home, so we can’t see them as opponents.

2016 Dodge Barracuda price and release

Price will have wide range, but we believe that base one will not be so big for this kind of vehicles, and that it will stand around $55,000-$60,000. Release is not expected before early 2016, but you never know with Dodge…

 Any additional info about this model will be published as it becomes available, so come back and check for more news about 2016 Dodge Barracuda.

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3 Responses to 2016 Dodge Barracuda

  1. Mike Prickett says:

    Looks great, I hope they make it !!! I have a 05 SRT6 Crossfire 3 Challengers 09,11 and 14, also 2 300s 06 and 12 all of them SRT’s. WE need a smaller SRT Cuda but don’t stop making the Challenger or Charger

  2. sam kane says:

    Love you Mike
    Such a great mopar driver as you keep those cars as happy as they keep you happy!

  3. Andre c Walk says:

    Chrysler needs to showcase their talents, whenever the competition would create a muscle car to come even close to whatever chrysler already have in production chrysler would build two or three muscle cars to stave off the competition that was the history of mopar.As a redefined company they should focus on leading the competition like they know they really could produce all of those models and continue to improve the quality you always had the best engines tough long lasting and powerful that’s what customers want. So do the right thing and lets live up to the slogan that best describe Chrysler (Lead follow or get out the way).

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