The comeback of the most muscle American car, 2022 Dodge Barracuda, might happen after all. If you didn’t know, Chrysler initially produced the Barracuda model between 1964 and 1974. At the time, this model gained instant popularity and took a special place in the hearts of classic car enthusiasts.
Generally speaking, we cannot wait to see how Dodge will deal with other models in the same segment and what it will introduce new to lure buyers. However, from many reports, the new two-door muscle car is on the way, and we can expect great styling. We already heard some of the information, so here’s everything we know about this great car.
2023 Dodge Barracuda Exterior
The renderings on the Dodge Barracuda are available, and they reveal a new design. Interestingly, compared to previous generations, the new one looks different. However, dimensionally is the same, providing very compact styling. In addition, like on the Challenge model, aerodynamics is excellent, which means great airflow at higher speed.
The suspension will probably be similar to the rear-axle setup as we saw on the Challenger. However, built quality will surely be much better include more aluminum materials, resulting in lighter chassis. Besides, we expect a vast palette of colors and paints like Red Vulcano, Purple, White, Black, Yellow, and Green.
On the inside, we expect the new 2022 Dodge Barracuda to borrow many cues from the famous Challenge model. That means plenty of quality materials and the same seating layout. However, on the technology side, we don’t expect significant differences from the Challenger.
Reportedly, the Barracuda will use the same infotainment system of 8.4-inches that supports the latest Android Auto and Apple CarPlay phone integrations. Other features that will probably be available as standard include new satellite navigation, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Blind Spot Monitor, and Cross-Traffic Alert. Also, we expect numerous safety packages to be offered optionally.
2023 Dodge Barracuda Engine Rumors
The entry-level 2022 Dodge Barracuda will most than likely use some of the existing engines. The first candidate is a famous 3.6-liter V6 engine that also powers the Challenger model. This unit produces 303 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque.
However, besides this engine, we also expect one supercharged V8. This engine under the hood of SRT Super Stock produces a fantastic output of 807 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, we also expect at least one hybrid powertrain that should provide excellent efficiency. In the coming months, the manufacturer will most likely reveal official figures.
Release Date, Price
We are still waiting for the official Dodge statement about the Barracuda comeback. Many reports indicate that we can expect this excellent car sometime next year. From some expert’s view, the base model will start at around $28,000. This is very affordable, considering what this model has to offer.
Of course, the price will jump, choosing more equipment and optional engines. In the same class as the 2023 Dodge Barracuda are very strong competitors like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang.