Over the years, Dodge has been outwitting numerous muscle car models and with the looks of it, Dodge is ready to do it one more time with 2018 Dodge Barracuda. Gossips say that new Barracuda model is going to get the same treatment as Challenger model.
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The automaker will probably equip V6 twin turbocharged engine instead of Hemi engine. Due to this, enthusiasts will get a substantial boost in the start-up, leading to better acceleration.
Another probable thing which enthusiasts can expect in 2018 Barracuda upgrades is the inclusion of both auto as well as manual transmission as it has been used in Challenger model too.
Possible versions of 2018 Dodge Barracuda:
- Some analytics believe that Barracuda model was a rebranding of the Dodge Challenger, Fiat Chrysler could employ the Barracuda identification or the “Cuda” to refresh an old Challenger Its engine might get upgraded, and because FCA is facing some financial problems, this name could be an adequate one to advertise the brand without the need of extensive money.
- The second guess could be that the 2018 Dodge Barracuda could be something between a Challenger and a Charger or a completely new and affordable muscle vehicle. But there lies a problem. Challenger, as well as the Charger, has similar engines and pricing, the scope for Barracuda appears to be less. And even if it is a Barracuda model with a low price, it would be more compact car rather than a muscle automotive- something similar to the 1964 model.
- The final possibility which experts have is that Barracuda could be an alias to another car model similar to Dodge or Chrysler or a re-launched Fiat or Alfa Romeo model accepted in the US markets. This alias hints the Dodge Barracuda 2018 to be a cost effective sports car.
2018 Dodge Barracuda – Expected Alterations and Improvements
Upcoming Barracuda model is anticipated to have a superb framework. Rumors indicate an independent frontal as well as back suspensions, superb transmission and also large and effective brakes. This latest model is also expected shred down 600 lbs.
Its external and internal design:
Car enthusiasts can expect a complete transformation in current Dodge model, adopting very less from its present design. But there are hopes that some defining characteristics of existing design namely the posture of the car and aggressive front and end portion will be carried forward. The long wheelbase is a good incorporation as it will give more space to passengers.
Body panels are believed to be constructed with distinctive metal sheets. The appearance will be of a mid-sized sedan having adjustable coupe trims. The built will be driver focussed incorporating some new and upgraded technologies. Though small in size, the 2018 Dodge Barracuda will accommodate 4 adult passengers.
Information related to an internal trimming of the vehicle is still unknown, and one will have to wait for updates.
2018 Dodge Barracuda – Engine Specs
Present Dodge Barracuda hosts powerful turbocharged engines. The base models will have a 2.0-liter engine having the ability to stack up 300 – 450 hp and torque of 290 lb-ft. This is just for the base models as the higher ones will incorporate the latest 3.8-liter or 4.0-liter V8 twin turbo engine having the ability to notch up 500 – 600 hp and torque of 500-600 lb-ft. It is expected to mate to an 8-speed ZF transmission gearbox.
2018 Dodge Barracuda – Price, Competitors, and Release Date
It is still unknown about the actual release date. But the experts do believe it should come out somewhere in 2017 or at the start of 2018. The price is said to be somewhere close to $60,000. Main competitors of the 2018 Dodge Barracuda might be Subaru GT and Hyundai Genesis.