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The upcoming re-launch of the SRT Viper (formerly a Dodge Viper, of course) may be dominating the fast-Mopar coverage to date, but that super-coupe may turn out to represent just the tip of the iceberg. Automotive News is reporting that multiple Dodge performance products are likely to hit American streets over the next three years.

Perhaps most exciting are the prospective plans for the Challenger in 2014 and 2015. The muscular coupe is likely to get a significant bit smaller for the 2015 model year, with two or three inches set to be removed from its now-generous 116-inch wheelbase, as well as having launch control added to the specification sheet.

The upcoming SRT-tuned version of the Challenger, today the SRT8 model, may very well be dubbed the "Dodge Barracuda" for 2015. The resurrected 'Cuda will feature a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, which we are strongly in favor of. And though Dodge isn't offering up any output numbers for such a mill, current competitors from Ford (Shelby GT500) and Chevrolet (Camaro ZL1) would seem to indicate that 500 horsepower is the bare minimum for entry into this market slice.

In the nearer term, look for a new Daytona performance version of the Dodge Charger to appear in the first part of 2013, along with an SRT4 tune for the new Dodge Dart around the same time.


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      Gordon Chen
      • 2 Years Ago
      The lower trims NEED a manual option
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Gordon Chen
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      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      You could read this post to me as a bedtime story. And then the King of Dodge declared, "we're cutting weight and adding horsepower" and the people of Mopar lived happily ever after.
      wsbfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      But that's backward...the Barracuda came before the Challenger. I'm gonna hold out for the 2015 Omni GLH.
      Bill Burke
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the success of the Challenger has validated the retro design decision made at Dodge as the Challenger has a strong following even after decades. I see them everywhere and they still turn heads with that tradition of muscle car excitement from the 70s. My therory is that we will continue to see the Challenger as a retro styled, though somewhat evolved car, and a stand alone SRT Barracuda, smaller, lighter and much differently styled than the Challenger, The "Cuda" was the clearly fastest muscle car of the era, and was smaller than the Challenger traditionaly and was more aggressively styled. I think that's the way it will be done with the SRT Barracuda built and powered to give it an undisputed clear performance advantage over any model Camaro or Mustang and even the lighter Challenger. The "Cuda will be an SRT street/strip dominator with no peer, absolutely.
        kcroc10077
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        That.s pretty much what Ralph Gilles intimated on Autoline After Hours.
      GuyClinch
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can't shrink RWD cars and have a big backseat, trunk and tons of comfort in the front. The Mustang might LOOK nice but with no telescoping wheel its awful for bigger guys like me. And its still uglier then the Challenger. The Camaro has horrific visibility and a fisher price interior. Challenger is the best car for people who like to cruise - take friends on rides and still have some fun.. It's not a sports car - its a muscle car.
        Sir Duke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GuyClinch
        Thank you. Most of the morons who post here, think that all cars must be like a BMW M3. I'm not a big guy, but love the Challenger AS IS. It is by far, the best execution of the retro muscle car thing we just went through. I am a huge fan of open road driving also known as cruising. I've lived in or near a city all my life (NYC for the last 30 years). Driving in city traffic almost every day, mostly sucks. Get me a big honking piece if Detroit iron and turn me loose on the highway. No destination, and no time constraints, I would drive forever. Hey, I see those loony Texans just upped max highway speed to 85 mph on certain highways. Got to love crazy Texas gov. Rick Perry.
          Sir Duke
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sir Duke
          One of these days, I am going to build me a SRT10 Challenger. It will be as plain as a brown paper bag. Shhhhhhhh!!!
      Classic Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      It won’t be Dodge but an SRT Barracuda. I like the direction Gilles is taking SRT, separating the brand and resurrecting heritage performance marques. With the Barracuda following the Viper, what’s next? Maybe GTX, Road Runner or perhaps something from AMC’s name bin AMX, Javelin or even Hornet. That’s it! How about naming the next SRT4 a Hornet instead, giving homage to the original Hudson Hornet!
      Jared Westfall
      • 2 Years Ago
      The SRT8 nearly pumps out 500 now so when its supercharged or turbocharged it will be far over that line. People who do that with aftermarket kits push the 700 hp mark. Its also a torque monster. The thing that its missing is a convertible but in the currently bloated state it would add too much weight but it would look fantastic.
        Camaroman101
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jared Westfall
        the current one supercharged yes but the new one will feature a 6.2L not the current 6.4
        DC Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jared Westfall
        ??? who are these people with 700HP aftermarket kits? I've seen them blown in the 600 range but it's expensive since it's impossible to program the ECU in the 392. You have to get the older 5.7 ECU and then it's still not getting the full potential out of it.
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Challenger is the best looking of the muscle car styled vehicles,plus it's large enough to fit real sized people in the backseats,so it has it place in the in this class of cars,and plus it the cheapest of the three ,but if Dodge could manage somehow drop 400-500 in the next generation models with that supercharged HEMI putting out at least 560 horsepower,I'd have a excuse too use my pop's employee discount.
        Dave
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HUMANMPC2000
        It's the cheapest of the three? The dealers in my part of the country all want msrp for the R/T, but will deeply discount the Mustang GT and Camaro SS.
          HUMANMPC2000
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dave
          Well go on the Dodge,Ford,Chevy websites and build them similar with the Track Pak, leather included,V8's, 6 Speed,& 20's and guarandteed the Challenger will have the lowest MSRP.
        Randy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HUMANMPC2000
        I think it's actually to big, to heavy, to clumsy, not cheapest when equiped to compete and suffers in any scenario involving a sharp turn. As an unbiased Charger RT driver with an extensive pony car ownership history I think I'm fit do judge this car. It does look nostalgically good but a tiny bit boring looking too. The Camaro is exciting looking but so much that its campy and quickly played out. The Mustang GT etc on the either hand is nicely understated yet still maintains a performance / aggressive overtone. I ten years I think the Mustang will still look great, the Challenger will to just with a little less pizzazz and the Camaro will be the used gold chain of the bunch. Actually, now that the Vette has matured and isn't just owned by tools, the Camaro might just be the only gold chain. And for the newbies, being the gold chain is not a compliment, not an insult either, just a stigma associated with cars that tools buy. Its purely aesthetics and how things play out for some reason.
        kcroc10077
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HUMANMPC2000
        I recently saw a Yellow Jacket that stickered over $50,000. The six might be cheaper but the performance variants get up there.
      ngiotta
      • 2 Years Ago
      500hp bare minimum to compete against the GT500? I love the Charger, but it would need at least 700hp to be on the same playing field as the lighter GT500 and probably at least 625hp to play with the ZL1.
      Gordon Chen
      • 2 Years Ago
      The lower trims NEED a manual option.
      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm loving Chrysler's strategy for turning itself around. Instead of just chasing sales, like pretty much everyone else is, they are actually trying to get people excited about their products. GM, Ford, Toyota, etc. may be doing that to as well, but not to the same extent Chrysler is. As an enthusiast, I would say Chrysler has the most exciting future ahead of it. I mean, the Dart, with all its potential SRT variants, the new Viper, a leaner, meaner Challenger, and a new Barracuda? What's not to like? I know I left out a few, but I think you get the point.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Chris
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      Victor A. Frederick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I drive a Challenger R/T 2010. My car gets more looks than a mustang or camaro, boring?...not one bit. Yeah it's heavy, big, and not as fast, but I didn't buy it to race. I got mine cause it was better looking and had what I wanted. In my town there are 3 Challengers all R/T's and too many mustang and Camaro's. I will never sell this car, then again I only have 7,127 miles on it. It turns heads, and was the showroom floor showcase. I drove it and fell in love. Camaro's bore me. Mustangs are all the same. But it's still far from boring, or looking boring. Keep driving your old Honda or whatever and wish you had one.
        kcroc10077
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Victor A. Frederick
        Challenger's are good looking but my choice would be a BOSS 302 in school bus yellow. I also want a manual instead of an automatic. Horses for courses.
        i love tibbies!!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Victor A. Frederick
        challengers are junk,heavy and sloppy looking,as big as a station wagon,looks like a rattle trap,i think you proved my point by saying you live in a small town,get out in the real world and you will see the Japanese cars are far superior to that Chrysler junk
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Victor A. Frederick
        The Challenger is such a cool car, but even the newest V6 has two cylinders (and a bunch of torque really) short of making any sense underhood. Kudos for getting the Hemi.
        PheelACCD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Victor A. Frederick
        So true. Everybody and their mums have Mustangs and Camaros. Love my Challenger and the extra room inside.
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