For those who haven’t heard, in the next couple of years the Dodge Challenger will officially be replaced by the 2015 SRT Barracuda, mostly due to the Challenger’s lagging sales when compared to the Camaro and Mustang. For a point of reference, in August of 2012 there were 6,675 2013 Chevrolet Camaros sold, 6,387 2013 Ford Mustangs, and only 3,311 Dodge Challengers. Doesn’t take many months of those kind of sales numbers for executives to start making changes.
So what do we know about the 2015 SRT Barracuda? Well, not a ton so far. We do know an effort has been made to make the car smaller and lighter, and it will sport a strut front suspension and multilink rear. There will also be a wide range of models produced to appeal to a broad audience, everything from a 4-cylinder 2.0 L engine to an 8-cylinder 6.2 L. There will be at least one Hemi V-8, as well as a possible supercharged Hemi engine. We’re eagerly anticipating the design of the new ‘Cuda – nobody seems to know if an effort will be made to give it a vintage muscle car Barracuda image, or instead modernize it and give it more of a new sports car feel. Whatever the case, if you’re a fan of vintage Barracudas, you’ll certainly want to pay attention over the next 12 months or so. If that includes you, or if you’re simply intrigued by this new performance machine, like and share this video!