There’s nothing better than bringing back legendary nameplates, at least in the eyes of those people who feel nostalgic about some famous cars from the past. These days, we can hear a lot of rumors that suggest all kinds of comebacks. Some of them speculate about one of the most iconic muscle cars of all time. Yes, we are talking about the rumored 2021 Dodge Barracuda. At this point, everything is pure speculation, so take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
2021 Dodge Barracuda Design
At this point, the 2021 Dodge Barracuda is nothing more than a rumor and rumors are mostly about general things. Therefore, we can’t go into anything specific when it comes to design and features, but we can speculate about basic characteristics. Of course, some of the first things that come to mind are platform, mechanics, size and similar things.
Before we start with these things, there is a thing that may bother you. Of course, we are talking about the name. The legendary muscle car was produced under the Plymouth badge. Since this brand doesn’t exist anymore, FCA has decided to produce it under another company that has even more impressive muscle car pedigree. Of course, we are talking about Dodge, which is responsible for two of the most iconic names in the history of this car segment – Charger and Challenger.
Therefore, it’s not hard to presume that the 2021 Dodge Barracuda will have many things in common with these two models, particularly with Challenger. Both ‘Cuda and Challenger are about to come completely new in the near future and a common thing is that both of them will ride on a new platform, on a modified Giorgio architecture, which promises the level of athleticism we have never seen before in a muscle car.
2021 Dodge Barracuda Exterior Design
The new 2021 Dodge Barracuda will ride on the Giorgio platform and as we’ve just mentioned, it will share a lot of parts with the Challenger. On the other side, we count on a pretty distinctive exterior design. When it comes to the size, it looks like the new model will be a little bit smaller than the Challenger. Some reports speculate about the 7/8 size of Dodge’s famous pony.
On the other side, we count on a pretty distinctive styling. Most likely, this model won’t have too many things in common with the rest of Dodge’s lineup, when it comes to aesthetics. Also, if we consider that FCA puts a lot of effort into keeping the retro vibe alive, there’s no doubt that the new model will definitely feature a lot of details that closely resemble the iconic model from the early ‘70s.
2021 Dodge Barracuda Engines
Things are a little bit clearer with the powertrain lineup. You may count on familiar FCA units. Most likely, base models will stick to six cylinders, and the familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar seems like an obvious choice. Of course, we also count and a palette of V8 engines, starting from a 5.7-liter unit. Of course, the bigger 6.4-liter engine is expected as well, while it is still hard to guess whether the company is about to offer a hi-performance version with the monstrous Hellcat engine. At this point, we can only speculate. All engines should be available with both automatic and manual transmission.
Release Date and Price
Given the reports we can find on the network, the 2021 Dodge Barracuda might arrive pretty soon, maybe already in the next year. However, the reality is that this model is nothing more than a rumor at the moment and that its arrival is very questionable. Therefore, take this article with a huge dose of the reserve. If the new ‘Cuda ever arrives, we presume that base models will go around 30.000 dollars.