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2017 Dodge Barracuda Price, Special Features

The long wait for the arrival of the 2017 Dodge Barracuda is almost over. While not an exact replica of the historic Plymouth Barracuda, this particular version of the iconic Barracuda is in many ways a modern interpretation of its iconic Plymouth ancestor. Sporting a hybrid design that blends a modern aesthetic with the classic Plymouth ‘Cuda look, the 2017 Dodge Barracuda is something of a blend between a modern and retro muscle car.

2017 Dodge Barracuda front

2017 Dodge Barracuda – Special Features:

As already mentioned, the new Dodge Barracuda will feature a unique design that includes traces of the 1971 version of the Plymouth Challenger with a uniquely modern twist. For example; its front fascia has a retro vibe, but it has been made slightly bigger with sharper lines, subtle modern curves and newly shaped LED headlights. Moreover, it is slightly taller than its Plymouth forbear, as well as being a lot shorter in terms of body length. Also due to the fact that it will be largely constructed out of lighter carbon fibre materials, it is estimated to weigh up to 300 lbs lighter than the classic Plymouth ‘Cuda which will not only make it a lot more responsive, but also allow it to reach top speeds in quicker time. Furthermore, the car itself looks a lot more impressive on the eye, as the shell has been designed so that it looks bigger and more masculine. The two exhaust pipes at the rear of this vehicle also help to give it a somewhat aggressive vibe.

The Dodge Barracuda’s interior echoes its unique modern/retro hybrid exterior with a classically designed, but in vogue, cabin. For a start the upholstery will be made of a stylish black fabric and leather combination with metal accents. The easily accessible dashboard will feature a four-inch touchscreen display, satellite radio, navigation and parking assistance systems, a rear view camera and dual zone climate control. It is also worth noting that the sporty interior of the 2017 Dodge Barracuda is complimented with the addition of a uniquely aggressive gear handle which looks similar to a chrome hand brake!

2017 Dodge Barracuda interior

2017 Dodge Barracuda – Engine Options:

The new Dodge Barracuda will come with a standard 6.0L V8 engine capable of generating an impressive 425 hp, and will be linked to a 5 speed manual transmission. However, it is worth mentioning that other engine types will probably be available for use in this particular model such as an alternative standard 6.2L V8 engine capable of generating 700 hp. This engine is rumoured to be linked to a ZF 8 speed transmission. Further engine types include a 3.6 l V6 litre Pentastar, 2.4L Tigershark and a 6.2 L Hellcat. Regardless of the engine type, the 2017 Dodge Barracuda will come complete with a multi-link suspension steering system that will make driving at high speeds easier and potentially safer.

In terms of performance if we accept that the 6.0 L V8 engine is in fact the standard engine of the Dodge Barracuda, then this engine will generate a top speed of 167 mph and will have an mpg ratio of 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.

2017 Dodge Barracuda rear

2017 Dodge Barracuda – Price and Avilibility:

A standard 2017 Dodge Barracuda is likely to cost in the region of $30,000 to $50,000. As of writing, the likely release date of this eagerly awaited vehicle will be in early 2017.