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2020 Dodge Barracuda SRT Announced After Viper Dropped From Line

The New Dodge Barracuda is the muscle car we want to see return

The Barracuda Takes Vipers Place

As most Mopar fans know, the SRT Viper ceased production for 2017 as sales, corporate, emissions, safety regulations and various other nooses were blamed for the death of the legendary snake. Well, it appears that the snake was eaten by a vicious fish. Insiders have commented that the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, where the Viper was being built will begin retooling in order to start the production of a “specialty” vehicle with “legendary roots”. After we got in touch with our sources, it became clear that the legendary Plymouth Barracuda was to begin reproduction as the now Dodge/Chrysler SRT Cuda. Still, no word if it will have Dodge or Chrysler badge. 

2020 Dodge/Chrysler SRT Cuda Chassis

Talk of the SRT Barracuda is that it will be a smaller production than it’s cousin the Challenger but will share some of the architecture. When asked about previous rumors of a new, aerodynamic concept that shared the Alfa Romeo Giulia RWD platform, we were told that “the chassis and setup will be unique and deserving of the Cuda badge” – So take that how you will. 

2020 Dodge/Chrysler SRT Cuda Engine/Powertrain

First and foremost is the power plant that looks to be a “strengthened” 6.2L or 6.4L with a larger bore of 105.4-mm and longer stroke. On top sits a next-gen 2.4L Supercharger with a updated gear ratio. This could put the 2020 SRT Cuda at 800+ horsepower with the right fuel. Rumors of an E85 map running in order to reach said figures might cause the forums to detonate.

The new 2020 Dodge Barracuda is expected to reach top speeds faster than any of the previous generation ‘Cudas.

The first generation Barracuda had a top speed of 118 mph. The second gen model topped out at 123 mph. Plymouth’s final generation was rumored to hit a top speed of 155 mph. A modern Barracuda fitted with sophisticated modern engine is expected to have a top speed of around 203 mph, similar to that of the Dodge Viper.

2020 Dodge/Chrysler SRT Cuda Suspension

The Dodge/Chrysler team has been working with various in-house and 3rd party engineers on various suspension setups (including magnetic dampening). There is no word if they will stick with a similar rear-axle setup as the Challenger (we never hear talk of a live axle or Dana 60 but we can dream). It seems that Dodge/Chrysler wants to make this vehicle faster on the track than the Hellcat and more powerful. It will of likely come with a “Viper” like price tag. 

2020 Dodge/Chrysler SRT Cuda Appearance

The vehicle will have limited editions as well as optional performance extras. As for the rest of the vehicle, the design is to reflect the “nostalgia” of the 3rd-Gen Cuda while still meeting all safety and emissions criteria. No word on a manual option either. 


Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Dodge Barracuda coming out?

According to sources, a new Dodge Barracuda is expected to go into production in 2020. This new generation of ‘Cuda is anticipated to battle with the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro in terms of sales. However, it should be noted that rumors of a new Barracuda first emerged in 2007 with plans for a 2009 release date. That never happened. Again in 2012, rumors surfaced teasing a new ‘Cuda for 2014, and once again, the mythical car never materialized. As for a 2020 Dodge Barracuda, we’re hopeful but we will have to wait and see.

How much is the new Dodge Barracuda?

The new Dodge Barracuda is estimated to retail for a price of $28,690, in a similar price category to the existing Dodge Challenger. The base 2020 ‘Cuda is expected to be priced similarly to the new Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, with base models that retail for $26,750 and $26,600 respectively. However, a performance model could sell for up to $70,000.

Chris Riley
About Chris Riley

I have been wrecking cars for as long as I've been driving them, but I keep coming back for more. Two wheels or four, I'm all in. I founded GearHeads.org and then built and ran AutoWise.com until selling it to Lola Digital Media in 2020. I look forward to watching AutoWise grow as part of the AllGear group.