Almost as soon as Chrysler showed us the new Dodge Challenger, Mopar fans began wondering when the Pentastar brand would put together a Barracuda. Some financially sound fans even created their own retro 'Cudas, some to much praise. But if Car and Driver is to be believed, those visions of a modern, rejuvenated 'Cuda are not nearly modern enough.
The magazine commissioned artist Jon Sibal to combine all the rumors it has collected into a speculative vision of what the look of a 2015 SRT Barracuda might be.

Instead of making a retro-modern version of the beloved, iconic Barracuda shape, it looks like the artist chose to imagine a far different approach for the speculated Pony Car. The original's long hood and short deck are replaced by a short hood and short deck. The split grille tries to evoke earlier 'Cudas, but we think it might actually be more appropriate as a Pontiac than a Plymouth (err..SRT, you know what we mean).

C/D says its sources point to a 2015 SRT Barracuda replacing the current Challenger, but with a smaller vehicle that's more of a sports car than muscle car. Engine choices could be as varied as a turbocharged Targershark inline-four, a 3.6-liter V6 and one of two Hemis: either the 5.7 or 6.4-liter.

Overall size is expected to be closer to the Ford Mustang than the Charger, with a weight loss of as much as 300 pounds.

Check out the complete renderings at over at C/D and let us know in Comments what you think of them.


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      amade.ch
      • 2 Years Ago
      300 pounds less? that car won't be light enough.
      Mary Adner Siwirski
      • 2 Years Ago
      I factory ordered a 2013 Dodge Challenger, it arrived after an almost 9 week wait. This is my first muscle car, after owning numerous minivans and 4 door sedans. I love it, Dodge did a great job!
        Ding-Dong
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mary Adner Siwirski
        I congratulate you but I hope you got the SRT with the 392 hemi or special ordered the 426 hemi. If not go down and get the fully loaded hemi model with a 6-speed!!!!!! You will love it! I have one that is red with black stripes and when I roar down the highway I get on the jap and german 4 and 6 cylinder mice machines and push them out of the way!!!! I was going 160 mph on the arizona highway and did not even feel it!! I just prayed that a cop did not see me!
      lostboyz
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's all speculation to drive hits and ad revenue. It's a wishlist and isn't based on any official or leaked information
      tierkh1
      • 2 Years Ago
      'Cuda-Hemi, Please revive the old days!! American muscle, brute sound, V-8's were THE way to go, not that Mickey-Mouse stuff that's cluttering our highways!
      HAT1701D
      • 2 Years Ago
      Plymouth is dead.............That is what Barracuda was badged under. Dodge Barracuda...just not right.
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HAT1701D
        That why it would be called an "SRT" Barracuda...but reading is hard.
        Travis Foster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @HAT1701D
        the chrysler cuda or srt barracuda is what is should have been for 15 years now
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would hope that it'd lose more than 300 lbs.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should be more retro.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Only so much you can do with retro IMO. Unless you're gonna have a car like the 911 that generally looks the same as ever. I think it's time for a change. We've had a nice/fun run at the current generation of Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger retro styling, time to move on though.
        Robert G
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        Don't forget retro PT Cruiser, Prowler and Thunderbird they started the whole retro thing followed by the HHR, SSR,Mini Cooper,FJ Cruiser,Flex and on...
      avconsumer2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Haha... C&D "artistic" renderings... nowhere close to production cars for 50+ years.
      Tom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog once again is way behind the curve. Allpar has already confirmed the engine in this car WILL be a 6.2L Supercharged Hemi. And it's unlikely to look like this image, which is a C&D rendering, not a Chrysler one. Come on guys, if you're going to report rumors, at least report recent or mostly true rumors. Example: The 5.7 is NOT an SRT engine and SRT would NEVER use it in this car.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not putting much stock in this.
        joejoe509
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carguy1701
        Definitely. I'm sure Chrysler fed the media this information to gauge public interest. But I doubt there are any real serious plans for this.
          carguy1701
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joejoe509
          I have nothing against the Challenger shrinking to compete with the Mustang better, but bringing back the Barracuda name doesn't strike me as a good idea. Plymouth has been gone for just over a decade now, and the name is really only known to muscle car guys. I mean, the Viper will survive the move to SRT branding because its the Viper. This, not so much.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a '90s concept car...
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