Reportedly, the new 2023 Dodge Barracuda might make its comeback next year. At this point, there is no official confirmation, but every day we hear some speculations about its comeback.
First of all, this muscle car was one of the most famous cars in America and is also known as Plymouth Barracuda. It was an instant hit back in the sixties thanks to its two-door styling with hardtop and convertible body form. However, if this model happens next year, it will look completely different. Some renderings just came up, and the upcoming model might be closely related to the Dodge Challenger model.
2023 Dodge Barracuda Exterior Design
The new 2023 Dodge Barracuda, from many rumors suggesting, will be much more aggressive than before. As mentioned, the upcoming muscle car will most likely borrow many design cues from its sibling Dodge Challenger. We heard that the manufacturer would make this car lighter because of lightweight materials like carbon fiber, aluminum, and others reserved materials for performance cars. If so, the Barracuda will probably be lighter by 250 pounds than the competition.
Dodge has been using the same underpinnings as the Challenger and Charger models for over a decade, and this will continue. As far as we know, the Barracuda will get retro LED headlights, a thin grille, and a large bumper with massive air intakes.
On the inside, we also expect to see many Challenger elements. Of course, the new 2023 Dodge Barracuda will introduce its own style with more technology than we can imagine. First of all, the cabin should be roomy enough to deliver outstanding comfort.
Like the Challenger, we should expect to see the same 8.4-inch infotainment screen featuring GPS navigation and many new gadgets. The latest Barracuda will also feature a wide array of driver assists, like the Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Brake Assist, Traction Control, Blind Spot Monitor, and more.
How Much Horsepower Does the 2023 Dodge Barracuda Have?
The new 2023 Dodge Barracuda will arrive with three engine options. The first is a Hellcat 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that should deliver at least 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet (881 Nm). This engine will be available with the latest version of the ZF eight automatic transmission. As mentioned, the new Barracuda will be heavily based on the Dodge Challenger, and it will use the same platform.
The next engine that we expect is a potent 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 unit that will probably use the company’s eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid setup. This engine option should provide excellent fuel economy and decent levels of performance. The last possibility is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which also works with the same mild-hybrid system. This outstanding engine could develop 370 horsepower with 395 lb-ft of torque.
How Much Will Cost the new 2023 Dodge Barracuda?
The forthcoming 2023 Dodge Barracuda is supposed to debut in 2022, but instead, it might come earlier than we thought. The new muscle car will go up against the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, both of which start at under $27,000. Moreover, if Dodge wants to be more competitive, it should offer the new Barracuda at around $25,000.