There will be a new Barracuda, but … April Fools

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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]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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