For some time now, reports have suggested the likelihood of the imminent arrival of the new 2018 Dodge Barracuda. It is a sports coupe that potentials to exceed the forecasts of everyone. The new 2018 ‘Cuda’, as it is conventional known, will be based on a new platform different from the previous model it will replace. Within the past decade, it has become somewhat common for automobile companies to revive old cars that were popular then but have become present classics, chief among will be the 2018 Dodge Barracuda which is set to receive a new lease of life yet again. The 2018 Dodge Barracuda is one of the most anticipated replacements for the Challenger, which, according to sources, will be discontinued. Despite the replacement, the Cuda will still keep its unique and recognisable style but will also come with plenty of changes as well. Most recognisable include the body structure which is set incorporate different materials during its eventual construction for the purposes of reducing the weight. That said, the refreshed Barracuda will be made from carbon fibre and other lightweight materials like aluminium. Essentially, this will give the new 2018 Dodge Barracuda a better fuel economy ratings and enhanced stability especially at top speeds. When it comes to giving the kiss of life to an old car it all comes down to the exterior and interior looks. Therefore, expect the new 2018 Dodge Barracuda to come with refreshing tweaks on the interior and exterior facets.
2018 Dodge Barracuda Exterior
The new 2018 Dodge Barracuda is indisputably the most anticipated replacements sports car Dodge fanatics are expecting. The new car will definitely undergo some radical surgeries to the current Challenger model. Many of this changes, though their details substantially lacking, will be exhibited on both the exterior, interior and most importantly under the hood of the car, which will consequently make this beast a more powerful, muscular and aggressive muscle car. The front fascia and grille will receive some reformats which will aid the car to appear more modern, adorable and competitive in the market. As already mentioned, the new car will be made of lightweight materials which will include carbon fibre and aluminium materials, in effect lowering the curb weight of the car which will ultimately offer incentives to other areas like in fuel economy, etc.
The new model will also have a lowered body which will not only give it a leaner look but will also boost its centre of gravity. Dodge also took care of the front LED headlamps and fog lamps. All these changes, despite making frantic calls to Dodge for additional info, are expected to make the car exquisite and competent in the fierce field of sports cars.
2018 Dodge Barracuda Interior Changes
Interior wise, the new Dodge Barracuda for 2018 will receive much awaited new looks such as new seat materials and technological features. Chief among them will be a new infotainment system that will be featured in the new ‘Cuda’, which will provide its passengers with an exhilarating entertaining experience. Some of the features to expect include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Bluetooth audio connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control and the MyLink infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen, voice controls, an SD card slot, two additional USB ports, voice-to-text messaging capability for certain smartphones, HD radio, and Internet radio smartphone app compatibility feature.
2018 Dodge Barracuda SRT Engine Specs
Under the hood, the new 2018 Dodge Barracuda is projected to offer three engine options. In such a set-up, the vehicle will have one muscle engine and two other minor powerplants. One of the diminutive drivetrain will be a 2.4L four cylinder Tigershark engine which is the most fuel efficient variant. The other one is a 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine and finally the 6.2L supercharged Hemi engine. The latter engine will be able to crank a staggering 600 horsepower, so says a reliable source buried deep into Dodge operations. All the above mentioned engines will be paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission system. Additionally, the vehicles will come in a standard FWD drive system and an optional AWD for the top-of-the-line trim model.
2018 Dodge Barracuda Price & Release Date
The new 2018 Dodge Barracuda concept is set to be unveiled in the coming weeks, and although the details provided are scanty, we should expect a competent muscle car nonetheless. No official statement has been made so far, however, buyers should expect the price to range from 60,000 -70,000 USD depending on the trim model chosen.