• Mar 27, 2012
If you haven't had a chance to sit down and watch the full 13-minute CBS "60 Minutes" segment on Chrysler that aired this weekend, we have yet another reason for you to do so. The good people at Allpar.com seem to have spotted something interesting lurking in the background of an interview with Ralph Gilles, head of design for Chrysler. Look closely, and there's a red sports coupe hanging out just over the executive's shoulder. Allpar.com seems to think this is a glimpse at the rumored Barracuda resurrection. After all, Chrysler made sure to trademark the 'Cuda name earlier this year.

Automotive News took the time to ask Chrysler about the vehicle in the video, and the company very tactfully replied that the vehicle is "just one of the many concepts and projects in our studios. That is one student model."

A student model that may hint to the design of the Barracuda? Possibly. See the complete video below if you missed it the first time 'round.


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      fuzzyfish6
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is absolutely no way that car "just happened" to be there behind Ralph during his interview. Since Fiat came into the picture there's been practically no leaks and just as few spy shots that isn't a mule with current generation bodies. This car is too obvious, too well placed, and too well hidden behind Ralph to be an accident. Plus, if you watch the video everything else in shots immediately before this scene are current vehicle that are on sale. Student model my assistant lol.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Ben Hayat
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a lot of respect for this man. A realistic & straight shooter!
      David G.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It may be true that the good people at Allpar spotted that, but so did the good people in the comments section the first time this video was featured here on Autoblog!
      darkness
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cant wait for the Volare' with the slant 6.
      id0ntmind
      • 2 Years Ago
      Resurrect AMC and bring back the AMX and the S/C Hornet. Fools. Chrysler is suing to get the AMC logo and trademark back so who knows....
        Neil
        • 2 Years Ago
        @id0ntmind
        id like to see amc make a come back! have the amx as the domestic alternative to the japanese sports cars, but with more balls. have the matador as your large car, slightly larger than the 300 for those who want a bigger trunk and slightly more legroom. have the ambassador as an imperial equivilent! anything is possible!
      ttg500
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would be nice to see the (Plymouth) 'Cuda again. Hope they (Fiat / Chrysler) don't screw it up.
      V8
      • 2 Years Ago
      I bet that some of those who whine that Chrysler isn't American anymore drive toyotas themselves!
      the.nope
      • 2 Years Ago
      All the mopar buffs are probably happy but will never own a Chrysler after 1973. They are joke cars, Jeeps with the death wobble and wranglers catching on fire randomly and the liberty with corrosion or air bag deployment, Chrysler Sebring nuf said (or the new name for them 200), Dodge history repeats itself, neon or stratus.
        omgcool
        • 2 Years Ago
        @the.nope
        Yeah, too bad Chrysler occasionally runs into problems unlike any other brand in history. I think I'll go ahead and drop my own universally positive ownership experience [of a pre-Daimler] and go with your mentality.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @the.nope
        [blocked]
        Dee Jackedup
        • 2 Years Ago
        @the.nope
        hey little girl. Quit using the internet past your bedtime
        keet
        • 2 Years Ago
        @the.nope
        you are right, it sucks that Chrysler is the only company that has had problems. Glad Volts dont burst into flames and Toyotas dont take off unintentionally. The.Nope, blinders on since 1973!
          • 2 Years Ago
          @keet
          [blocked]
        Kyle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @the.nope
        and for the record, nobody has ever died because of the "death wobble," which is due to lack of reutine maintanance or inadequite repairs by shady mechanics.
      wrascil
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is a Chrysler Barracuda... it's the top 100 of the TAX-PAYER FUNDED bonus recipients list... why do failing Bank and Auto executives get a TAX-PAYER FUNDED bonus for inept performance ? ? ? I'd say ask 0'Spender, but he expects to be reelected after flushing FOURTEEN TRILLION unearned TAX-PAYER DOLLARS.
        o48tc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wrascil
        Did you not watch the part where he said they have paid the tax payer back in full 6 years early? You should learn how to pay attenetion!
          larry
          • 2 Years Ago
          @o48tc
          They paid the FIRTS bailout back, 6 years early including interest (makes for good commercial and PR) by obtaining a SECOND bailout which they have kept that under wraps and away from the media. Oops, not as good as it apears.
        Kyle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wrascil
        GM was the only one who got a Bailout. Chrysler/FIST recieved high-interest loans, all of which were paid back or forgiven.
          Kyle
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Kyle
          Better than 1.2 Billion dollars worth of bombs dropped on foreignn citizens. and btw, the 19% interest Chrysler/Fiat paid on those loans isn't anywhere in your sourceless rant, not to mention the millions of displaced workers that would have resulted by the complete dissolution of the company. The reason they were in this particular situation to begin with is that the Federal Reserve was exploiting the 0-interest window for the Big Banks who were borrowing money from the treasury to invest in extremely risky derivatives (which were rated AAA by S&P for some reason...) The derivatives flopped because the housing bubble burst and now the taxpayers are hoding up the richest, most powerful firms in the world.
          jjneubert
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Kyle
          not so...as part of the 20% acquisition by Fiat, there is roughly $1.2 billion that WON'T be repaid that the U.S Taxpayer is taking it in the shorts for!! Also, Steve Ratner, the prez' auto czar' wife is on the finance committee of the democratic party!! when Chrysler dealers were terminated, it wa partially because there was disclosure of which dealers were not contributors to Obama..those who supporter republicans, were the ones targeted for termination...virtually none of the Chrysler dealers who supported Obama were terminated. Additionally, Chrysler should have never been allowed to file BK or qualify for any government assistance since they were majority owned by Cerberus Capital Management who has billions in assets... just shove it back on the taxpayers because the UAW gave over $80 million to the Obama campaign for the presidency and he couldn't let Chrysler or GM fail. It is questionable whether the allownace of the true BK procedure would have had the negative affects all these so called government experts say...
      hayneldan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Japaneese cars brought to you by the people who gave you Pearl Harbor!
      Drew
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice comeback for Chrysler, to bad that now another American company is majority owned by an overseas company by using US tax dollars, even at high interest rates, to get the deal done. One by one they go. Controlled bankruptcy’s cost a lot to people’s retirement portfolios. Not all people that invested in car manufacturers are the so-called 1%. They don’t have a pension to fall back on.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Drew
        [blocked]
        billfrombuckhead
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Drew
        Meanwhile state socialist sponsored foreign companies like JapanInc, Hyundai and VW not only are helped by their home nations but with subsidies from American states. (Many of these Southern states like Mississippi and Alabama also run deficits with the US government). If you buy a foreign branded car, you're helping socialism more than if you buy an American branded one. Japan has the highest deficit per capita of any nation because they're sold below cost for half a century to rob America's middle class.
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