SRT Barracuda may use Mopar's new supercharged Hemi engine

Last month, it was rumored that Dodge would be replacing the current Challenger with a new Barracuda and now Allpar is offering new details on the new vehicle set to arrive sometime in 2014-2015. They are reporting that the SRT Barracuda SRT Barracuda will be the maiden SRT car to feature a new supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi engine. This engine will then move on the the rest of the SRT SRT models. Coincidentally, Mopar - the automobile parts and service arm of Chrysler Group - is currently working on a supercharged 6.2L Hemi for Chrysler that is said to deliver power in the 490-540 HP range.

The platform that will be used for the new Barracuda will be one of two possibilities: one is a shortened large-car platform (LC or E-EVO) and the second is the new Alfa Romeo D-size platform currently under development.

Whatever they choose, insiders say that the new Barracuda won’t be as "true to the original" as the current Dodge Challenger. We’re guessing it will be a modern interpretation of the car, similar to the treatment Chevrolet provided for their Camaro .

Source: Allpar

15 comments:

What good does this engine bring?

I’m just waiting to see how its performance will turn out.

If I were to ask, I’d rather take the Alfa Romeo D-Size platform to share with SRT Barracuda. 

Cool! If it’s really to use Mopar’s new supercharged Hemi engine, the Barracuda may be one of the most dynamic cars.

I don’t think this stands out when you look at it, but only if you see it perform.

I can say that this is truly powerful as I’ve seen this somewhere, I swear! The supercharged engine will make it produce an insane amount of force!

When I saw it, I inexplicably foresaw its performance. I was thrilled to know that it met my expectations.

The figure is classic, but the rims really outshine everything else in this picture.

Is this the same model that Vin Diesel used in “The Fast and The Furious 1"? I was greatly impressed with that one! The engine is highly dynamic.

The exterior is classic for a muscle car! The performance is as expected, nevertheless.

The exterior is classic for a muscle car, and its performance suits its figure.

That would be good for Barracuda because its exterior is not attractive. Its performance better be impressive then.

Whatever its appearance turns out to be, I’m still anticipating the unveiling of it. I’ve seen the figures, and it seems dynamic.

That’s actually great. It will make the muscle car stronger and better.

Are they running out of ideas? I don’t think it’s fully bad, but it will be tad boring. There are not enough stuffs to look forward to.

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