It is true that Dodge will be further responsible for the manufacture of the renowned Barracuda franchise. Given Dodge’s status this variant will come with a lot of upgrades and changes. Barracuda loyalist might not like this but Dodge has promised to retain the original feel. In the process of providing the necessary changes and creating a vehicle with same layout, Dodge has managed to create a wonderful car. It will be known as the 2017 Dodge Barracuda.
This new variant will come with a SRT engine and as well offer some great improvements in terms of design structure. 2017 Dodge Barracuda will soon be considered as a benchmark vehicle and will serve as a reference for the upcoming models.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Changes
If the classic design is to be retained, it better be done so with touch of technological enhancements. The upgrades featured in the 2017 Dodge Barracuda are futuristic and have been done without tampering much with the basic layout. Nevertheless, the upgrades this model is modern and very well arranged. They include a massive 8.4 inch touch display for infotainment and GPS control, advanced auto braking system and very luxurious seats.
For its exteriors, there are many changes available. Of the few that have been made, the most significant are the new LED headlamps and tail lamps and the bumpers. To add to that, it comes with brand new alloy wheels as well. Other major changes that this model will come with also includes a lighter and better platform. Last but not the least aerodynamic abilities are to become loftier as well. Details will be available soon.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Specs
As Dodge had promised, this new variant will too come with a very powerful engine. A Barracuda is known for its power and performance and 2017 Dodge Barracuda won’t be an exception. The most important part is that it is likely to come with a very Powerful SRT HELLCAT engine. There is a possibility that this car will be offered in multiple variants that offer unique powertrain combination.
However Dodge has revealed no official details and information is only available regarding the new engine. It is supposed to a V8 6.4-liter unit that is competent enough to generate a 400 plus output. The exact figure is 485 horses and it offers an equally high torque.
To add to that it is equipped with direct fuel injection functionality which makes it a better and a more efficient performer. Other engine speculations include a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Tigershark unit or a 3.6-liter PentaStar V6 unit. Whatever be the engine specs, it will be paired with an advanced ZF transmission unit that offers features like multi-level suspension & power steering.
2017 Barracuda Release and Price
Considering that the 2017 Dodge Barracuda was scheduled to release sometime by the middle of 2016. year, the information available regarding it falls ridiculously short to describe it in totality.
However it looks like there has been delays in production as well and this vehicle will be available in the market a little later. For now, the base variant is expected to be available for an approximate price tag of $60,000.