2016 Dodge Barracuda

Last year we got the information from Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne that company has in plans to launch new mid-size RWD models for Dodge and Alfa Romeo. According to some insider information that new Dodge model will be a muscle car, designed to compete models such as Camaro and Mustang. There are also plenty of rumors that circulating on the internet that company will use the name of legendary Barracuda, which was produced from 1964 to 1973 and which is one of the most exotic muscle cars nowadays. Since Plymouth passed out in early 2000’s, it is expected that new model will come as 2016 Dodge Barracuda.

2016 Dodge Barracuda

2016 Dodge Barracuda specs

For now, 2016 Dodge Barracuda is more wish of the fans than realistic option. Although we will see some new model from Dodge, it is hard to believe that it will be a 2016 Barracuda, especially if we consider that company already has this type of a car in its line-up. There were even a rumors that it will come as a replacement for Challenger, but it is hard to believe that Dodge will replace one of the brand’s most known, most popular and, at the end, most iconic model. If we still take that 2016 Dodge Barracuda will come, it is hard to say something about cars look and other details, because we only have some sketches and graphics made by fans.

2016 Dodge Barracuda interior

If it comes, it will be based on Fiat’s D-RWD platform and it will probably have some similarities with models such as Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 and even new Avenger. When it is about engines, there will be several variants in offer. The base model will use a 3.6 liter Pentastar, but it will be also available with some modern 4-cylinder engine, which will be characterized by excellent fuel economy. Of course the most attractive will be a V8 variant. This model will probably use company’s new 6.2 liter supercharged Hemi V8, which will have an output over 700 horses.

2016 Dodge Barracuda rear view

2016 Dodge Barracuda release date and price

It is very hard to speculate about these details because we still don’t know will this model even come. However, there are some enthusiastic fans that anticipate that 2016 Dodge Barracuda will come in early 2016 with the price of around 55.000 dollars for base model.