Further speculation about radical new SRT Barracuda
Almost as soon as Chrysler showed us the new Dodge Challenger, Mopar fans began wondering when the Pentastar brand would put together a Barracuda. Some financially sound fans even created their own retro ‘Cudas, some to much praise. But if Car and Driver is to be believed, those visions of a modern, rejuvenated ‘Cuda are not nearly modern enough.
The magazine commissioned artist Jon Sibul to combine all the rumors it has collected into a speculative vision of what the look of a 2015 SRT Barracuda might be.
Instead of making a retro-modern version of the beloved, iconic Barracuda shape, it looks like the artist chose to imagine a far different approach for the speculated Pony Car. The original’s long hood and short deck are replaced by a short hood and short deck. The split grille tries to evoke earlier ‘Cudas, but we think it might actually be more appropriate as a Pontiac than a Plymouth (err..SRT, you know what we mean).
C/D says its sources point to a 2015 SRT Barracuda replacing the current Challenger, but with a smaller vehicle that’s more of a sports car than muscle car. Engine choices could be as varied as a turbocharged Targershark inline-four, a 3.6-liter V6 and one of two Hemis: either the 5.7 or 6.4-liter.
Overall size is expected to be closer to the Ford Mustang than the Charger, with a weight loss of as much as 300 pounds.
Check out the complete renderings at over at C/D and let us know in Comments what you think of them.
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