The newest 2017 Dodge Barracuda has been announced. All of the fans of the famous Plymouth Barracuda that was featured a long time ago will be very happy that they are re-releasing it and that we are going to get a model that is going to follow the legendary line that the previous one has already set. But fans should also know that this is not a complete replica of the Plymouth version but a more modernistic approach to the design.
What the latest Barracuda brings together is the modern featureless of Dodge vehicles and the legendary aesthetics of the Barracuda. With the combination of the two we are in for a great kind of a design that manages to bring the best of both words and gives us something to cheer for. You actually do not have to be a fan of the old one nor should you be entirely family with what the previous model brought to the table as this new one can be viewed as a standalone vehicle.
The segment of musical cars is always a fun and a popular one and there are many cars that one should look forward to. Dodge is making things additionally difficult as the latest 2017 Barracuda is a hybrid of the old and the new and is going to attract people from both sides. We have devised the review about the latest news that the Cudda brings and also talk a little about its potential release date.
To start with the design of the 2017 Dodge Barracuda, we immediately see some familiar exterior elements. We see the highly recognizable elements that were taken from the legendary 1971 model and we see that they have been given a modernistic twist on them, making this a highly interesting choice to go with. The front fascia adds a retro vibe to it but has been made to be slightly bigger compared to before. It is also slightly taller than the Plymouth original and does come with a whole ne set of new LED shaped headlights. But the overall length of the car has been shorten and this modern version has taken a few inches off the top.
But this has been done in order to improve the specs of the car and the performance, so with a shorter body comes a lighter body as the lightweight materials and carbon additions truly make a difference. The estimation is that this new version has been made a total of 300 ponds lighter and it makes for much better performance rates of the car and driving ability. All in all, the vehicle is much more impressive aesthetically speaking. The shell of the care is a lot bigger and much more masculine and with the added twin exhaust pipes to the back it turns on the aggressiveness even more.
The interior of the 2017 Dodge Barracuda has an equally impressive combination of traditional and modern elements as the outside of the car has. The classic parts and the new ones give us a very vogue-like cabin. The upholstery is pretty handsome looking with the stylish black fabric that goes with the metal accents is a great choice for the car and brings out the best in the latest Barracuda model.
The dashboard was designed so it has more access to it and can be operated pretty easily now and on top of it is the four-inch touchscreen display, that makes everything possible, but also adds navigation and parking assistance systems and a satellite radio as well. The rearview camera adds some safety elements are there is a dual zone climate control feature added for lots more comfort. The gear handle also has a very fashionable design which is similar to the chrome hand brake and works fantastically for the overall look.
There are a few exciting pieces of news related to the engine options for the 2017 Dodge Barracuda model. The base one will certainly be the 6.0L V8 engine which can produce 425 hp and also is going to come with a 5 speed manual transmission. But we also manage to get a much more powerful option in the 6.2L V8 engine which is capable of going beyond 700 hp. Further engine possibilities that have been rumored are also the 3.6 l V6 liter Pentastar, 2.4L Tigershark and a 6.2 L Hellcat, but we are still waiting for these to be confirmed. But the thing that has been confirmed is the base option ahs an EPA rating of 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway with a top speed of around 167 mph.
Release date and price
The newest 2017 Dodge Barracuda is going to be available by next year with a release date at around the first quarter of the year. The sales rate is going to be somewhere between $30,000 to $50,000 as the price is yet to be determined exactly.