The 2021 new Dodge Barracuda has stirred so much anticipation.
The expectation of a reality yet to be seen.
For car enthusiasts and lovers, for 13 long years, there has been an unwavering enthusiasm, well not for all, but for most, regarding the imminent comeback of the famous Dodge Barracuda.
Before 2007, where rumors emerged which brought sparks of life in the expectation of a new Dodge Barracuda.
Not just new, but one shaped with finesse, tailored with experience, and built with a sound reverberating engine to meet the growing concern of environmental pollution.
Car enthusiasts had to endure multiple decades with the reality of never seeing a new Dodge Barracuda, thanks to an energy crisis.
They never set eyes on one.
No rumors, nothing for six years after discontinuing the Dodge brand.
But after sacrificing the Dodge SRT Viper brand in 2017, a smart move, considering how bad sales were, and other concerns which ranged from safety to the environment, the world of muscle car enthusiasts, was given a new reason to believe that the Dodge Barracuda, wasn’t just another rumor.
It was revealed (don’t ask who, it’s an open secret) that much of the resources devoted to the Viper would be channeled to the much-anticipated comeback of the Dodge Barracuda.
Here are the facts and information about the 2021 Dodge Barracuda that you need to know.
The 2021 Dodge Barracuda Facts, Information & Rumors
According to reports, the 2020 Dodge Barracuda would be of limited production.
But this is still good news.
Better to have few than none. Compared to the Dodge Challenger, the Barracuda would share an architectural similarity, which is not surprising.
Rumors have it that the Dodge Barracuda would come with the Alfa Romeo Giulia rear-wheel-drive system.
Whatever architectural design the 2020 Dodge Barracuda comes with, car enthusiasts can rest assured that the muscle car would be unique.
One sure thing is that it will borrow features from other Dodge brands.
The new Dodge Barracuda, upon release, would have to be a masterpiece in muscle car production.
The car would feature the very best design in the world of muscle cars.
We didn’t wait 13 years to see anything short of perfection.
The comparison to the Challenger has confirmed to us that the Dodge Barracuda would have a small design platform for a muscle car.
Small design often translates to better power so that we can expect as much 800 horsepower.
We can rest assured that aerodynamics would be as smooth as possible in this model of the muscle car.
The Dodge engineering team’s experienced hands combined with the forces of the third party engineers have worked on different suspension models, including magnetic dampening.
But rumors which have emerged have not indicated what sort of suspension the Barracuda would embody.
The wide-body frame that shows stability along with the proposed top of the line engine could see the Barracuda hit a maximum of 203 mph.
Though we know the Barracuda would borrow features from the Challenger, we can only be optimistic that of the elements borrowed wold include rear axle setup.
The wide-body frame and top engine assure of nothing short of insane speed.
Noted earlier, was the fact that resources dedicated to the canceled Dodge Viper would channel to the Barracuda.
One of these resources is the Viper engine.
The Barracuda would come with a 6.2L or 6.4L engine, which would have a 105.4 mm.
That would ensure a better gear ratio and power stroke.
This top of the line engine spec would ensure that the Dodge Barracuda acceleration would be the best of its models.
For a new brand of a muscle car, the Dodge Barracuda would feature top of the line interior and exterior design.
The 2020 Dodge Barracuda would boast of an aerodynamic design, with a wide-body frame, as well as streamline curves.
The interior has also received attention.
In a bid to lure buyers, the Barracuda will come with incredible features that speak of luxury and safety.
We can be hopeful that the Barracuda would come with an infotainment system that is nothing short of state-of-the-art.
That would add more touch to the overall driver experience system.
Car enthusiasts expect intriguing features.
While most of these features remain a mystery, we know some features of the widely anticipated muscle car.
The Dodge Barracuda would come adorned with a macho look, thanks to the coupé design.
The muscle bodywork is much hopeful as that is a regular feature seen in American cars, complemented by sleek edges.
The chassis would feature the Alfa Romeo Giulia rear-wheel-drive platform, making the Barracuda lighter.
In summary, expect a Dodge Barracuda with a smaller and lighter design but with insane speed.
Would the Dodge Barracuda replace the Dodge Viper?
For car enthusiasts, the Dodge Viper was a terrific muscle car that ranked among the best.
But sadly, the Viper had to cease production in 2017 due to safety issues, environmental concerns regarding emission levels, and price.
Following that, the facilities previously devoted to the creation of the Viper at the Conner Avenue Assembly in Detroit will be utilized in Barracuda’s production.
These are just rumors. We do know that the Barracuda, upon release, would bear viper marks, which includes the Dodge brand logo.
Does the new Dodge Barracuda mean the end of Dodge Challenger?
The buzz surrounding the forthcoming Dodge Barrucada has led to increased comparison to the Dodge Challenger.
The absence of official spec regarding the Barracuda features has led to the careful examination of the Challenger model, thrusting it to the limelight.
This attention would not go away any time soon.
So we can be sure that the Dodge Challenger production would continue, at least for now.
The 2020 Dodge Barracuda price estimate
The new Dodge Barracuda would have a price range similar to the Dodge Challenger, which is good news.
It’s quite affordable. The Dodge Barracuda would have a price range with that of the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
So we can estimate the Barracuda to be in the realms of $28,000.
For a base model of the Barracuda, the price will range between $26,000 to $27,000.
But a performance version of the hugely anticipated Barracuda, you can be sure to part with as much as $70,000.
When will the Dodge Barracuda be released?
This question does not have a definite answer as Chrysler Corporation.
The Dodger Barracuda manufacturer has been mum on the release date of the muscle car.
As a result, pretty much, everyone (except Chrysler’s executives) has been at the mercy of rumors, which dates as far back as 2007.
In 2007, there were rumors that the release of the muscle car would be in 2009.
But we all were disappointed. In 2012, stories brought up its ugly head about Barracuda’s release in 2014.
2014 was a no show.
With the circulation of leaked pictures, accompanied by rumors of production in 2020, we can only be hopeful that we don’t have to deal with another heartbreak.
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