I have good news and I have bad news.
The good news is that there will be a new Barracuda.
The bad news is that it won’t be based on the Dodge Challenger. Think smaller.
And … uh … pointier.
That’s right, the front-wheel-drive Dodge Dart will serve as the underpinnings for the reborn ‘Cuda, which was last available for the 1974 model year. Something tells me an engine bay which usually houses a four-cylinder motor will not be able to accommodate a HEMI V8. However, it should fit a turbocharged I4 (perhaps the 2.4-liter Tigershark?) with around 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
It’s unclear if the downsized Barracuda will be a Dodge or become the smallest SRT offering. More details about the car should emerge during the lead-up to its appearance at the New York International Auto Show later this month.