There is this shocking rumor about the possible release of the 2017 Dodge Barracuda, this car makes the internet go crazy when the rumor start to surfacing, the reason is very simple, it has been years since the last model was released. You need to be a classic car lover or an avid automobile fan to know what this car is about, or even knowing the Dodge Barracuda brand, strictly speaking, this is one muscle car that was not even named as Dodge Barracuda back then. Its surprise return will be the one rumor that got many muscle car fans anxiously waiting for the official announcement for.
Since this 2017 Dodge Barracuda review start of as a rumor, and after many people who have asked Dodge for clarification for the rumor came back without any result; Dodge would not comment on this matter, so many of the information listed here will be all speculation and theories. Fortunately, there are good reasons why we believed that those theories are true, especially since there are something like the 2017 Dodge Barracuda spy shoot pictures flying around the internet. If you are a fan of muscle car and is waiting for something new and exciting, then you would want to read this information.
You know the reason why people love the muscle car is because of the huge engine it possessed right? Then this 2017 Dodge Barracuda supposedly have three different engines that you can choose, of course, the price differs depending on what type engine that you choose. All these engines are new; of course, they would not want to use an engine from 1974 even though its big and enormous wouldn’t they? The body and interior cabin are also going to have a big and significant changes made into them as well, although there are many people who prefer its old and traditional look.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Exterior
Among other supposedly changes made in order to make this traditional muscle car to look more modern, there is a lot of interest put into how the 2017 Dodge Barracuda exterior design is going to be. From the supposedly pictures of the spy shoot, and comparing the pictures with the older model of the Barracuda, you can say that there are a lot of radical changes made. Fortunately, although the muscle car looks very modern with its new model, it still resembles how a Dodge Barracuda looks like. They also change the design to allow more modern technologies to be used on this new Barracuda; you can find things that are ordinary on modern cars on this muscle car as well, so it could go face to face with its competitors.
They realized that the aesthetics of the Dodge Barracuda is well loved by the fans, so they did many changes which still maintain the characteristic of the traditional design. You can see right away at the front side, there is one long grille, at the middle of the grille, there is a line that divides the grille into 2 parts. At the end of the both sides of the grille, you can find its new headlights, this headlights have drastically different design compared to the traditional one, the new LED lights makes the car looks more aggressive and more masculine.
The front bumper is also changed; the new one will have a long air intake opening right under the grille, and due to that long air intake, the fog lights are located at both sides and looks pretty small. Overall, there are new curves and lines made here and there, these simple but varied changes made the car looks sleeker and more modern. The new Dodge Barracuda itself will be shorter in comparison to the older one by significant margin, and we predicted that they are going to use a whole new different kind of wheel because it looks like the new Barracuda is also taller compared to the last model.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Interior
Surprisingly, while many people get excited to see what the exterior of this muscle car to look like, the most significant changes made are those on the cabin. The 2017 Dodge Barracuda interior design is a whole different level in design compared to what its interior cabin looks like decades ago. It is understandable because in the current era, there are a lot of new things that are supposedly standard compared to the 1970s, so if you are a fan of the old model interior, then you will be wholly disappointed with how the new one got its interior cabin design.
The dashboard and upholstery got the most changes, it basically different dashboard and upholstery compared to the last model. Not only that you can find new things like the display screen and the touchscreen, there are also a lot of new buttons to control various features available on the car. All of these new additions make the cabin to look more modern, but that does not always mean bad things, as they also improve the comfortability factor of the interior by significant amount. The fabric used for the seats are not only looks fabulous with its red and black colors combination, but it feels very good once you seated as well.
There are also legit complains about the interior design though, remember that they made the car much shorter compared to the older model, and although it’s slightly taller, it’s because of the wheel. That makes smaller space available for the interior cabin and with the added of new features and changes, it makes the interior looks busy, and not to mention that the space will also feels very cramped. One other complains mention that there is no information about the safety features, although we are sure that there will be upgrade on this matter, now knowing what they are is a little bit disturbing.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Performance
As we said before for the 2017 Dodge Barracuda engine, there are actually three different types of engine that you can choose, and they are all new engines. Dodge really did go all out with this new car, with all those changes made to its interior, exterior and features; there is no wonder that they are going to use a whole new set of engine as well. For the first and the most standard engine that you can get for your Dodge Barracuda, the engine is going to be 2.4L 4 cylinder engines, this TigerShark engine only has 184 horsepower and 172 pound feet of torque to offer, but its price is the cheapest and it offer the best fuel efficiency.
We suspect that if they did use that engine, it’s going to be the least popular one because the other engine available is the 3.6L V6 engine. This engine is pretty respectable in terms of power and has less fuel efficiency compared to the first engine, overall, its act as the medium level engine with more balanced statistics compared to the other two engines. But if you really love a car with big engine, then there is no reason not to choose the biggest one available; the 6.2L V8 supercharged engine. Strictly speaking, this engine should be able to generate at least 700 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque.
If you choose to get the biggest engine, then you are looking at a modern muscle car with a top speed of around 200 mph, not to mention its superb acceleration as well. It is predicted that with the engine and its new shorter but more aerodynamic body, this new Barracuda could reach 60 mph from zero speed in just 3.3 seconds.
2017 Dodge Barracuda Conclusion
As for the 2017 Dodge Barracuda release date and price, it is probably going to be priced for at least $40,000 for the cheapest engine version, and might almost be doubled for the most powerful one. As for when the 2017 Dodge Barracuda is going to be available, they probably will officially announced this car in late 2017, which means 2018 release.