2021 Dodge Barracuda: Everything we know about ‘Cuda’s Comeback

We all love rumors and one of them is circulating around for years. Yes, we are talking about the return of the famous muscle car, which wasn’t initially that popular. Moreover, the real fan core was established decades after the model was discontinued. Speaking of the discontinuation, this legend has been in production since the early 70s. Moreover, even Plymouth doesn’t exist as a brand anymore. Therefore, one of the first things that come to mind is the name. According to most reports, it will come under Dodge’s badge, though some experts don’t exclude a possibility to see it as Chrysler either. For this occasion, we will call it 2021 Dodge Barracuda.

At this point, we can only speculate about the return of the famous nameplate. Although the rumors have been around for years, the company is silent, despite that many sources claim this return is official. The 2021 Dodge Barracuda is still just a rumor, so take the following articles with a huge reserve.

2021 Dodge Barracuda

2021 Dodge Barracuda Design

If you wonder how the new 2021 Dodge Barracuda would look like, most reports suggest that the new model will stick to its tradition and that will closely resemble original units from the 60s and 70s. FCA is amazing in doing such things. Just like the current-generation Challenger closely resembles its predecessors, the new ‘Cuda is expected to the same. Considering that the Challenger is by far the best-looking pony car on the market, expectations for the 2021 Dodge Barracuda are huge in this aspect.

Therefore, we count on a mix of modern and traditional design elements. A modern approach to classic shapes and design solutions is something that made Challenger popular, so we presume that Dodge will stick to the proven formula. Still, we can’t go in detail at the moment.

Platform and Size

When it comes to 2021 Dodge Barracuda specs, one of the first things that come to mind is the size. Also, keep in mind the platform. Some sources were suggesting that the Barracuda would be based on Challenger. However, the current generation of this legend is in production for a full decade and also needs an update, so a new architecture sounds far more likely.

The first platform that comes to mind is Giorgio. The Alfa Romeo’s architecture is currently used for Giulia and Stelvio, but will underprint the new Grand Cherokee as well. If Dodge decides to use this platform, we may expect that the 2021 Dodge Barracuda will feature pretty amazing athleticism. Also, this means a lightweight chassis and body, which would definitely have a highly positive impact on both performances and efficiency.

In terms of size, we expect that the new ‘Cuda will be smaller than the Challenger, which measures quite impressive 116 inches in wheelbase. On the other side, the 2021 Dodge Barracuda will be much closer to the original models which means you may count on something between 105 and 110 inches in wheelbase.

2021 Dodge Barracuda rear

2021 Dodge Barracuda Engines

When it comes to the powertrain, it’s not hard to presume that the engine offer would include typical FCA units. Therefore, we presume that base models will come with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, though a new turbo-four with 270 horsepower also sounds possible.

Still, the real-deal will start with V8 engines. We count on well-known HEMI units, including both 5.7- and 6.4-liter engines. Finally, a monstrous Supercharged 6.2-liter unit should sit at the top of the offer.

At this point, it is unclear whether we are about to see some form of electrification or not.


Considering that the new 2021 Dodge Barracuda is still just a rumor at the moment,  the interior seems like a mystery. At this point, we can only presume the most basic things, such as a two-door coupe layout and two 2+2 seating configuration. Also, we count on loads of tech features and many other kinds of modern features.

2021 Dodge Barracuda Rendering

2021 Dodge Barracuda Release Date and Price

While some reports suggest that the famous muscle car could come back already in the next year, the fact is that the 2021 Dodge Barracuda is just a rumor. Therefore, we can only hope that the official will come up one day with details about this model. If it ever arrives, we presume that the price will go in a range that is typical for muscle cars. This means that based versions would go slightly under 30.000 dollars, while the range-topping models would probably cost three times more.

Another rumor that circulates on the network is that the new ‘Cuda could actually come as a replacement for Dodge Viper. In this scenario, the new model would rather be a sports car or even a supercar, than a typical pony. This means it would compete with models like Chevy Corvette, Ford GT etc. However, this doesn’t make too much sense in our opinion.



Timothy has been an FCA enthusiast way before the two major companies merged. With an innate passion for muscle cars from the golden era, Ram trucks and anything that has a huge engine under the hood, it’s not hard to presume that Timothy is a true motorhead. On the other side, classic Italian sports cars have always had a special place in his heart, as a sense of style and sophistication is an integral part of his persona. For Timothy, FCA is a perfect match.

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