Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Dodge Barracuda; Bringing Back Memories and Possibly More





Dodge seems poised to introduce yet another, lighter sports car that offers a similar style as the Dodge Challenger and maybe even be set to replace the Challenger altogether.  The 2015 SRT Barracuda appears with the SRT (Street Racing Technology) tag that is adorning only the best and most powerful of the Dodge sports cars these days.

Using a new and smaller platform than before, the 2015 Barracuda should come in about 300 pounds lighter than previous models.  This allows the car to be faster off the line than before and if the power is the same, be able to maintain speed and power throughout a long run.  Built to compete with the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Alfa Romeo, the Barracuda appears to be ready to take on these longstanding namesakes and see which one is the best car.

The Barracuda offers a major throwback to 1964 with the two toned interior, similar gauges across the dash, and sporty pedals, but Dodge in Sulphur Springs TX tells is they also adds some awesome up-to-date technology form the infotainment system, advanced steering and control structures and a ton of engine refinements including direct injection technology. 

This great throwback sports car will offer a few engines to choose from, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with direct injection, a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that also has direct injection, and a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 that starts at 580 horsepower but can reach up as high as 660 horsepower to really blow the competition away. 

These awesome engines are planned to be matched up with a dual-clutch automatic transmission that offers either six or seven gears.  This will allow a full use of all power and direct injection of all the engines listed and make the performance of any one of them much greater than with a simpler transmission.

The 2015 Dodge Barracuda is scheduled to release sometime before the end of 2014 and should easily take the performance car world by storm.  Those who loved the old Barracuda of the ‘60’s will enjoy the throwback feel and design while newcomers will enjoy the performance and technology.  An expected starting price comes in around $60,000 so it won’t be a car for all to afford and enjoy, but those that do will certainly be buying an awesome car with a great name that invokes a ton of nostalgia.

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