Many automakers are planning to release, rather re-release their popular roadsters. Redesigned specifications suggest that these sports coupe will be more powerful and efficient. One such car is the new 2017 Dodge Barracuda. This American automaker has taken a bold step and decided to completely redesign this new variant. While some are skeptical about this bold decision, others are excited about the change. If Dodge manages to retain its quality and implement its new design then this vehicle will surely be a worthy successor.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Rumors
Rumors suggest that this car will derive some of its design upgrades from Dodge Challenger. Added to that, it will also share its platform with Dodge Challenger. Even though its resemblance with the Challenger will be uncanny, this car will be more powerful than the former. Barracuda’s expected upgrades will surely make it a better performer. Rumors suggest that Dodge is planning to replace the Challenger with the new 2017 Barracuda.
However there are contradicting rumours that suggest that Dodge will continue manufacturing both and that the 2017 model will be smaller in terms of dimensions. Barracuda is more likely to share with dimensions with the Ford Mustang. Other than that this 2017 variant will be lighter and therefore offer better fuel efficiency.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Exterior and Interior
The company has decided to give 2017 Dodge Barracuda a total exterior and interior makeover. The new variant will be equipped with all the latest technological features and the new cabin will be crafted with the finest quality of materials. The new exterior design will render the car more sporty and bold. Other than that, major upgrades include a platform shift, changed dimensions and a weight loss of 300 pounds. Minor upgrades include new LED head and tail lights, bumpers, wheels and a new front grill. The new interior design that Dodge will implement will be a perfect mixture of class and comfort. Other than that the dash will be equipped with a fully functional 8.4 inch touchscreen infotainment system and an improved navigation system. Safety and security features are also expected to be top-notch.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Powertrain
2017 Dodge Barracuda’s new engine will a major highlight. It will be a V8 6.4 L engines that can easily generate 485 HP. Higher output can also be expected. To add to that it will use direct injection system that will ensure better combustion and efficiency. This powerful engine will be coupled with an eight speed ZF gearbox. In order to improve these variants handling issues, the company has decided to implement a perfect steering and multi link suspension system. Some rumours suggest that this car will be available in many variants and few of them are a 4 cylinder inline Tigershark of 2.4 L, a 3.6 L V6 (pentastar) and a 6.2L HellCat but there is no official confirmation regarding that.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Release Date and Price
No official information has been divulges regarding the 2017 Dodge Barracuda’s release date and price. However it might be expected by the last quarter of 2016. This car’s price would be hard to guess but considering the new added enhancement one could expect it to be around $60k.