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The first generation Barracuda was available from 1964 to 1966. It was a fastback A-body coupe base on the Plymouth Valiant, with distinctive wraparound back glass. The second generation of Barracuda was still Valiant based. It was available from 1967 to 1969 and though it was Valiant based it was heavily redesigned. It was available as a fastback, notch-back and convertible versions. At the beginning of the 1970’s the third generation Barracuda came on the scene. It was no longer influenced by Valiant, and it was available as a coupe and a convertible, both of them very different compared to the previous models. The production of Barracuda ended in 1974. There are rumors for quite some time, that the new 2017 Dodge Barracuda will hit the markets. This is excellent news for all true lovers of fast muscle cars and many have great expectations of this vehicle. It will roll on a new platform, making the new Barracuda 250-300 pounds lighter than the competition. Because of this better general performance and fuel economy is expected. It will also come with stylish exterior and comfortable interior, making it perfect for anyone who wants remarkable muscle car for an affordable price.
Engine and transmission of 2017 Dodge Barracuda
As far as the engine is concerned, the new 2017 Dodge Barracuda will, according to rumors, have three engine options available for now. In that case, it is likely that the new Barracuda will offer one muscle engine and two smaller engines. The first option would be a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with direct injection. The second will be a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder Tiger-shark engine. This engine will probably the best variant for those who wants better fuel economy, since this engine is the most economic variant of all three. The last option and probably the most interesting since it is the most powerful is a 6.2-liter Supercharged Hemi engine. This engine offers extreme power and it is capable of producing between 580 and 660 horsepower. All engines will be mated to a six-speed or seven-speed manual transmission, although there are some mentioning that an 8-speed automatic transmission system will be available as well. All engines come with a rear wheel drive installed.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Exterior
The new 2017 Dodge Barracuda will experience plenty of new changes, but it will also remain true to its iconic style. It was already mentioned that the new Barracuda will have new platform, and that its weight is reduced between 250 and 300 pounds making it lighter than most of its competitors. It will mostly be made of carbon dioxide fiber, aluminum and other lightweight materials, and thanks to them, we expect enhanced fuel economy and overall better performance. It will feature very muscular and aggressive design and the impression is that because the vehicle is lower it looks much sleeker. The new 2017 Barracuda will also have redesigned front look as well as the front fascia. The rear includes double exhaust system and taillights of dull shape. The overall conclusion is that the new 2017 Dodge Barracuda offers truly remarkable design with many features which gives this vehicle athletic style.
Interior of new ‘Cuda
When it comes to the interior of the new 2017 Dodge Barracuda, it will receive refreshing new looks, as well as new materials and technological features. Expectations are that it will come with very sporty cabin, made of high-quality materials. Seats will be made out of fine leather and it will give the driver and the passengers comfort while enjoying the staggering power that Barracuda feature. The new 2017 Dodge Barracuda will also be equipped with latest technological features in order to successfully cope with the other new models. It will be equipped with new infotainment system, new audio system, climate control, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and more.
Release date and price of 2017 Dodge Barracuda
Not much information about the release date of the new 2017 Dodge Barracuda is known, although it is expected that it hits the markets sometime during the 2018, most likely during the third quarter. The expected starting price for the new Dodge Barracuda will be between $55,000 and $60,000, but could go up to $70,000 depending on the model. The main competitors of the 2017 Dodge Barracuda will be Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
Here is a video for you, just to see what kind of beast ‘Cuda was:
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