The muscle car lovers and speed enthusiasts can now start looking forward to the new 2019 Dodge SRT Barracuda. According to the information our team has got, the SRT Barracuda has been planned to hit the roads as a 2019 model and to show, once again, why it has been one of the most popular muscle cars next to the iconic Mustang.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Dodge SRT Barracuda, the first innovation coming from this model probably includes its brand-new platform. Namely, the Barracuda will ride on the rear-wheel drive platform known as ‘G’ (Giorgio) platform shared with the Alfa Romeo Giulia model. Also, it has been said that the company will be using some lightweight materials such as aluminum in its chassis construction in order to save as much weight as possible. The weight loss together with the improved platform will only boost the acceleration and overall performance of this midsize muscle car. The new Barracuda has been largely compared to the Challenger in terms of looks, but the next-generation SRT will definitely appear more modern and attractive. It will also have smaller dimensions than the Challenger, but this shouldn’t affect the space inside its cabin. As far as the speculations go, the Barracuda should be available in two body styles – as a coupe and a convertible.
Although appearing smaller in size, the 2019 Dodge SRT Barracuda and its new platform will provide enough space for you and your passengers. You can expect some serious improvements in terms of materials and overall comfort, but also in its high-tech area. The seats inside the new Barracuda will be comfortable, supportive and covered in high-quality materials, even leather. The center console will show an 8.4-inch touch-screen with the latest infotainment system and some of the next-generation features such as navigation system, multimedia system and Wi-Fi hotspot. The new Barracuda will also include airbags, a rearview camera, park assist and other advanced safety systems and driver assist features.
The base model of the 2019 Dodge SRT Barracuda is expected to come with a 2.0-liter turbo-four under its hood. Such an engine should provide the output of 270 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The other option might use a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, but those performance-oriented top trims are expected to get a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that hits more than 500 horsepower. The new SRT Barracuda will get either a six-speed or an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Dodge SRT Barracuda Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Dodge SRT Barracuda hasn’t been confirmed, but this muscle car should hit the market by the end of this year. The price details have also been a mystery at the moment, although the top SRT trim is expected to cost up to $70,000.
The main competitors:
2019 Ford Mustang and 2019 Chevrolet Camaro