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    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.

    April Fools Joke via [Top Speed] || photos [Top Speed] and [Cloudlakes]