Comments - Report: New Barracuda to Replace Challenger?

Published: Feb 19, 2012
Description: This isn't the first time we've heard this rumor, but for now nothing has been 100 percent confirmed by Chrysler. However, Motor Trend is reporting that the American automaker has hinted tha...
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ejc6 Feb 28, 2013
@Greg totally with u on that one and chevy would have to because they only have the camaro as a pony car they would have to bring chevelle or nova and ford would proly bring torino back but I'm sure it would never happen maybe slight chance
Greg Lewis Feb 21, 2012
I wouldnt mind the cars interior being similar and same underpinnings if it meant more choices for us!
Greg Lewis Feb 21, 2012
I would love to see a SRT cuda, but don't drop the challenger. We know the 70's and how companies just rebadged and changed a fender or two? Like the lesabre/delta 88/caprice/perresiane (I know spelling,lol) maybe Chevy would follow and revive others
Stephen Ishard Feb 21, 2012
is it just me or do you read ceasers comments in borats voice?
Patrick Schalk Feb 20, 2012
That freakin sucks. I almost want a 71 split bumper more than a 69 Z28. And that's sayin somethin. I really wish I could've experienced those days.
Andy Lopez Feb 20, 2012
@ Patrick, I know what you mean about your dad. My dad had a 71 Camaro z28 and regrets ever getting rid of it too.
Clint Edwards Feb 20, 2012
I think Impalas are pretty underrated too. Hell there was one on Craigslist earlier this week, had the original 350, body was in good shape. Sold it for 5 grand
Antonio Falsetti Feb 20, 2012
I love them both. Why can't we have both?
Patrick Schalk Feb 20, 2012
I always thought they were very underrated styling wise. I though they were like a little brother to the Chevelle but still way awesome. I've found tons of em on autotraderclassic.com. I really wanna build one
Tim Preisinger Feb 20, 2012
I will die before I end up selling mine
Erik Rudolph Feb 20, 2012
@patrick my dad also had a 1971 nova ss and he also wish he didn't sell it
Patrick Schalk Feb 20, 2012
I'd be pissed. My dad had a 71 Nova SS and he always tells me he wishes he could have that back. I'd like to get him another one some day.
Josh ?hompson Feb 20, 2012
I used to have a '62 nova dragster but my aunt and uncle sold it out from under me. That's why I don't talk to them anymore
Tim Preisinger Feb 20, 2012
Anytime. They are great cars. Lots of fun to drive and they make great race cars if your into that sort of thing. Good luck! Be picky and you will come across a good deal sooner or later
Tim Preisinger Feb 20, 2012
Well, depends on condition, year and what's in it of course. You cam still get some pretty good deals though. I have seen a few '71 and '72 for sale in decent shape with a running 350 motor for 6k.
Tim Preisinger Feb 20, 2012
My friends Nova has a 383 and on cam2 is making 1700hp. Hell, even my Nova which also has a 383 is making a little under 600hp on pump gas. You can't compare a stock motor from 1970 with a 200,000$+ modern day super car
Patrick Schalk Feb 19, 2012
But that is only if you can drive a real manual. No finger flickers and crap.
Patrick Schalk Feb 19, 2012
The only Europeans that like torque like we do is the Germans and our friends at Mercedes Benz. The others don't understand. You European dudes can come drive my car and see what its like and why we like it.
Mikey Jimenez Feb 19, 2012
Us americans love the our low end torque! @Clint and they last very long those engines are bullet proof!
Nick Steiger Feb 19, 2012
I agree 100% Dillon, it's all about outright power and the sound.
Dillon Dixon Feb 19, 2012
It's all about when that HP is available. Us Americans want the power and torque to be there instantly and through the whole RPM range. It's all in the history and heritage. Two different styles, each has it's ups and downs. To each there own.
Clint Edwards Feb 19, 2012
Also, look WHEN the engines your comparing were made. A 1970 454 isn't directly comparable to a $200,000 brand new Ferrari.
Yogi Svend Feb 19, 2012
Some cars should seriously say ''build for the American's,,
Clint Edwards Feb 19, 2012
That's stock buddy. Twin turbo 572s will run 2000hp all day long. Also, look at the price. 500 American horsepower is about twice as cheap as Italian horsepower. And don't try to tell me it's twice as good, it just isn't.
Emmanuel Irizarry Feb 19, 2012
Yeah but remember the Italian car has everything 'aftermarket' (the best of the best) in it like the intake exhaust ect ect...
Mark Ridenour Feb 19, 2012
What irritates me about US cars is they have massive cylinders but relatively low HP. Exaggerated example....7.2L = 450 hp (USA) - 3.2L 500 hp (Italian) not real numbers, but u get my meaning.
Jimmy Williams Feb 19, 2012
@Patrick the original Cuda was several inches shorter than the original Challenger, so it would make a little sense to rename if downsizing a bit. Plus, way more design opportunities because of the body lines for future generations.
Henz Herrero Feb 19, 2012
I disagree.. I think the chevelle is the best looking muscle, but this looks great.. The chally didnt really sell anything so maybe this is a good move
Kristoffer Lopez Feb 19, 2012
Best news I've heard all week
Justin Routh Feb 19, 2012
I've been hoping for this for a long time
Clint Edwards Feb 19, 2012
There's a company that does Chally/Cuda conversion kits, if this looks similar I'll have nothing negative to say
Patrick Schalk Feb 19, 2012
So then what's gonna replace the Cuda? The ROAD RUNNER?!?! please.
Wayne Joseph Borean Feb 19, 2012
Now if they'd just bring back the Superbird...
Michael Evans Feb 19, 2012
Man that got a lot of platforms from that super car company and fiat this might work
Tim Preisinger Feb 19, 2012
I really like the challenger... Hope they don't screw this up..
Vince DeMasi Feb 19, 2012
I just hope dodge doesn't have it weight 8 million pounds
Shane Heid Feb 19, 2012
They best just have it badged as the 'cuda, that's the muscle car era o plymouths barracuda
Drake Hughes Feb 19, 2012
SRT Barracuda that sounds better than Dodge
Drew J. Kleyweg Feb 19, 2012
i believe it would be 'srt' not dodge
Jim morrison Feb 22, 2012
I've got the srt 8 oraaange and black of this its a beast and I wouldn't trade it in for any car in the same class
Greg Lewis Feb 21, 2012
And as far as prowler goes...SRT Prowler sounds acceptable to me!
Greg Lewis Feb 21, 2012
The 6 is really quite impressive. Yeah I'm not going to win against a mustang or camaro, but it's more comfortable to ride in and still has 305hp! Plus it is a head turner. Only complaint is the lack of a 6 speed...
Luke Davis Feb 20, 2012
Gta say I love the look of American cars n love how they perform quarter mile alot more fun to watch than European but they are alot of flaws wit most models
Mikey Jimenez Feb 20, 2012
Bob is either bored and wants to Start a big argument or is just plain out dumb?
Devin Babyn Feb 20, 2012
No just most of em are
Patrick Schalk Feb 19, 2012
And a hardtop. I always though the Prowler should've had a hardtop.
Kevin Rehbock Feb 19, 2012
And a proper transmission.
Clint Edwards Feb 19, 2012
@Brian yeah, everybody is running around waving their arms whining about the weight, I've drove my buddy's and it felt fine. The only time I really felt any plowing was taking a corner way faster than any reasonable person would in a full-size car
Rami Wilson Feb 19, 2012
I'd rather see a 2-door version of the new Charger with a retro grill. They never shoulda killed Plymouth. SRT needs to worry more about super charging the 6.4 than designing a new 'cuda. If they are gonna do it do it right.
Patrick Schalk Feb 19, 2012
Yeah there's only a few car that can pull off any color and this is one of them.
Clint Edwards Feb 19, 2012
I don't think there's a color it doesn't look good in
Pfc Tomb Feb 19, 2012
What a car should be.
Description: However, Gilles has wanted to do a new Barracuda for some time now and since the Challenger is aging fast, the timing could work out well. More than likely, it would be badged as an SRT alongside the ...
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Andy Lopez Feb 19, 2012
I wonder how much of a handling improvement the Boss 302 will have with IRS if it already beats the current M3 around Laguna Seca.
Vince DeMasi Feb 19, 2012
Nice that means gm is finally cutting weight on the camaro
Description: The current Challenger had to be similar to the original's large proportions, but Gilles wants the Barracuda to be smaller, and it will remain RWD. According to the same report, Chrysler and Fiat...
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Patrick Schalk Feb 19, 2012
Agree Kevin. The SRT10 concept was meant for the Gods and it is sexy as hell. I don't understand why they won't build one.
Erik Rudolph Feb 19, 2012
It is a shame they are going to get rid of this car again when they just put a new motor in it just last year
Kevin Rehbock Feb 19, 2012
Put the new Viper's power plant in the Challenger as a limited production run so they can send it out with a bang.
Zach Paiz Feb 19, 2012
Just hope it doesnt weigh 5 tons like the challenger......
Teddy MacDonell Feb 19, 2012
what ever happened to the idea that all SRT8's would get an eaton supercharger soon? will this change anything?
Clint Edwards Feb 19, 2012
They just brought out the 392, it'd be stupid not to put it in
Kent Sullivan Feb 19, 2012
Dustin I wouldn't worry about that, Dodge won't let Chevy and ford win the HP wars without a fight
Sean Williams Feb 19, 2012
The LY platform is only used in the challenger. The 300 and charger both use the LX platform. Simple mistake :)
Greg Lewis Feb 21, 2012
There is a nice tail light over lay that goes over the dodge logo, like a black rectangle. Separates the lights, give it a much better look. And the charger lights look closer to the older ones. Challengers in the 70's wasnt the same. Both look good
Stephen Ishard Feb 21, 2012
viper owns the the 'Ring doesnt it for production cars. and didnt the 302 beat the M5(M3 idk) around the laguna. people buy german because it makes them look richer and more important half of the people i know that drive european cant even afford what they are driving.
Tim Preisinger Feb 20, 2012
Oh Cesar... You never fail to bring a smile to my face. I can't help but laugh every time I read one of your posts. Not only are you a troll and a total joke here, but you continue to make all European car fans look bad. Keep posting buddy!
Clint Edwards Feb 20, 2012
Do a search of Nurburgring lap times
Clint Edwards Feb 20, 2012
Cesar. 1, your english is absolutely horrendous. 2, the racetrack proves just the opposite
Devin Babyn Feb 20, 2012
And him him not knowing anything at all mechanically about a car just makes it even better
Devin Babyn Feb 20, 2012
I don't really believe anything he says. I just think of him and the other two as comedians that like to drive. To me he's the Dane Cook of the auto world. A complete idiot but man he makes me laugh
Patrick Schalk Feb 20, 2012
Kind of automotive Adolf Hitler and all of his little minions take every word of his seriously. They believe his opinion like he is the car god when he doesn't even know the difference between a supercharger and a turbo.
Patrick Schalk Feb 20, 2012
It's ok. I can't understand him anyways. Most Europeans live under a rock and still think we make our cars like we did in the 80s and 90s. It's quite funny. Doesn't help that we have a fat geriatric Brit telling them how bad our cars are like some
Mikey Jimenez Feb 20, 2012
And just to throw it in there these cars have soul baby! All these new Ferrari's and lamborghini's must of forgot it because they were to worried about all the computers.
Mikey Jimenez Feb 20, 2012
@Americans and europeans, can we just agree to disagree ? @Cesar stop being a troll! we leave your Farrtari lambowienies articles alone so we expect the same! Leave the 6speed manuals bigblocks articles to the big boys! Go enjoy your fingerflickers!
Skyler White Feb 20, 2012
Look, Caesar, buddy. NEITHER American NOR European modern performance cars are better - they're just different. That's why people ALWAYS argue - they're both better in their own way! And by the way, I'd let Patrick speak for himself if I were you.
Patrick Schalk Feb 19, 2012
Hahahaha Addis takes pictures of himself in front of the mirror like a middle school girl. I wouldn't take what he has to say to heart. And Cesar can't even speak English so don't mind him either.
Clint Edwards Feb 19, 2012
Wow, such an intelligent and fact-based comment. He obviously must be an expert in automotive design
Michael Davidson Feb 19, 2012
@Addis and what cars of yours are way better than all American cars???
Clint Edwards Feb 19, 2012
@Elijah this basically is, a 2 door Charger
Elijah McCord Feb 19, 2012
Of they made a 2 door charger it would be way better than this hands down
Isak Berglund Feb 19, 2012
I love big americans!
Matt Hunter Feb 19, 2012
I love this pic, nothing like desert scenery
Ben Mitchell Feb 19, 2012
Challenger is a better car but chargers taillights are hands down the coolest taillights I have ever seen
Kai Andrew Carlson Feb 19, 2012
This is better than the charger in every way.
Nick Schnee Feb 19, 2012
Actually, the current Charger's Read end Looks a Lot cooler than this.
jdoes Feb 20, 2012
As ceaser trolls around in his cockmobile typing dumb shit wishing he was from America. Idiot. Everyone knows the car is classic. Your comments were pathetic, I took the low road with my insults, but it was well worth it.
Edgar Jauregui Feb 20, 2012
I wish they didn't kill the chally and simply added the cuda as another stablemate (: but if they build the new cuda like this original (smaller than the challenger that's for sure) and keep it lightweight + the 6.4l hemi+ optional supercharger kit, watch out gt500 and zl1 :D I'm not saying it would blow them out of the water but the competition would be intense x)
Patrick Schalk Feb 20, 2012
Haha Cesar what in the hell are you saying? You Deustchbags have a funny way of saying things and insulting people.
Clint Edwards Feb 20, 2012
I can't even understand what you're saying. And I guarantee this is cooler than anything you drive
Clint Edwards Feb 20, 2012
Yeah, you just proved my point. I'm really not sure if you're just trolling or genuinely mentally impaired
Clint Edwards Feb 20, 2012
I've been fortunate enough to drive a 69 Chevelle with a 496 stroker, one of the best experiences of my life. And I'm sorry, nothing else will give you the same feeling. The hair on your arms will stand up.
Clint Edwards Feb 20, 2012
@Mikey leave cezar on his high horse, it's useless to try and reason with people like him. Nothing's good enough, except for the pile they drive which is excellent in every way.
Tyler Ohlheiser Feb 20, 2012
I think it be awesome if they model it after the '71 hemi 'cuda
Michael Gallagher Feb 20, 2012
There she is. A true beauty. This is what cars were all about. Just engine, tires, radio and a stick to shift with. These are real cars. Not the computers we all drive now-a-days.
Mikey Jimenez Feb 20, 2012
*know what you...it's late -__-
Mikey Jimenez Feb 20, 2012
@Cesar I don't know what ordinary person that could afford that? Do you realize how much things are worth? You know never mind you big head, know it all eurotards will never understand! You my friend are a PAN off topz!
Patrick Schalk Feb 20, 2012
This thing is timeless. Just amazing. Europeans will never understand.
Mikey Jimenez Feb 20, 2012
*will never understand
Mikey Jimenez Feb 20, 2012
Europeans will and vise versa , it's the soul that's in these, each have there own feel and those sexy curves so sleek and refined ! Did I forget the raw power these thing had?
Tim Preisinger Feb 20, 2012
Those "muscle cars" are some of the greatest most enjoyable cars ever made. There isn't anything not to like about them. Those Europeans, I guess they are getting tired of watching cars half there price blow by them. They need to get over it.
Vito Portanova Feb 20, 2012
Americans always living in the past with there " muscle cars" get over it.
Mikey Jimenez Feb 19, 2012
Is that green envy I see, this thing must cost a fortune!
rockstarTc Feb 19, 2012
Im a huge import guy but I love this car, especially with the 440 six pack!! This would be an amazing car to bring back
Adenis AK Ruci Feb 19, 2012
This is why I love the ol'American machines
Dan Kelly Feb 19, 2012
@nick oooohhhh man that would be sweet to see a new chevelle
Kristoffer Lopez Feb 19, 2012
Favorite muscle car of all time. <3
Justin Routh Feb 19, 2012
@nick that would be the greatest day ever if they brought back this and the chevelle
Dillon Dixon Feb 19, 2012
I will own an early 70's chally or cuda sometime in my life. These things are just monsters!
Nick Steiger Feb 19, 2012
Nothin like American Muscle, next chevy should bring back the Chevelle
Clint Edwards Feb 19, 2012
This and the Chally, my 2 favorite muscles
Michael Evans Feb 19, 2012
Yall seen stkyer badge image a cuda sweet
Adithya Chandrasekhar Feb 19, 2012
Thats a hemi cuda right??
Tim Preisinger Feb 19, 2012
A real mans car! Although I like the '71 more then this '70
Shane Heid Feb 19, 2012
It's got the shaker hood!
P_R_N_D Feb 19, 2012
Good call Drake. If that's true, I think I can live with that.
Marc-André Carignan Feb 19, 2012
American muscle best car ever
Drake Hughes Feb 19, 2012
Guys, it will be under Chrysler's new brand, SRT. Therefore it will be an SRT Barracuda
Pfc Tomb Feb 19, 2012
I've always liked the Cuda more then the chally
P_R_N_D Feb 19, 2012
well that will never happen but u are on point... a dodge barracuda? It just doesn't sound right
Sam C-h Feb 19, 2012
They should bring this back, but they NEED to revive the Plymouth name as well.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Feb 19, 2012
Now that is a real muscle car!