For years, we’ve been hearing reports about the comeback of this legendary nameplate. The iconic muscle car has a cult status among car enthusiasts, so there is no doubt that its revival would attract a lot of attention. However, the Plymouth brand is gone, so many expect to see it under Dodge’s badge. Some sources even speculate about the 2024 Dodge Barracuda, which sounds very interesting if we consider that Dodge plans to retire the current-generation Challenger in 2024.
At this point, the 2024 Dodge Barracuda is just a rumor and different rumors suggest different things. While most sources talk about electrification, others suggest a more conventional design approach, which would put this nameplate below or on par with the Challenger. In that case, the revived model would have a lot of things in common with the revived Giulia.
The officials are still quiet about this comeback, so make sure to take the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
2024 Dodge Barracuda Design
As we’ve just mentioned, there are different predictions about the revived 2024 Dodge Barracuda. Most of them talk about electrification, which is no wonder if we consider that an all-electric muscle car has been in plans for 2024 anyway. We expect to see an all-electric Challenger and Charger, so some believe this could be a great opportunity to see an all-electric Barracuda as well.
If the company has this scenario in plans, then there is no reason to expect anything but a close relative to the next-generation Challenger. There are actually two possibilities, to see a smaller two-door coupe, or to see a convertible version of the Challenger. Of course, the new Barracuda would come with different styling and lots of other exclusive details.
Mechanically, we would expect to see a new platform, which would allow different configurations and provide a battery package that offers between 300 and 500 miles of the all-electric range.
What About More Conventional 2024 Dodge Barracuda?
Besides rumors that suggest an all-electric design approach, there is also a number of reports that suggest a little bit more conventional design approach. In that scenario, the revived 2024 Dodge Barracuda would look a little bit different and feature a design that’s based on the Giorgio platform. This excellent architecture already powers the super-engaging Giulia sedan, but also the new Grand Cherokee. It would make the Barracuda a real sports car, with an excellent driving experience.
Of course, the styling would also be different. We count on both coupe and convertible designs in this case. On the other hand, it’s early to talk about details regarding the interior.
What’s not early to talk about is the powertrain. This platform means we would see a whole plethora of interesting powertrain options. The first thing that comes to mind is a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which puts out around 280 horsepower, which would power the base version. Although not all-electric, this model would see some form of electrification, in terms of the hybrid setup. Naturally, we count on a familiar system, which is also based on the turbo-four, which offers a combined output of around 375 horsepower.
Of course, it would be hard to imagine a proper Barracuda without a high-performance version. For that occasion, we wouldn’t expect to see traditional V8 HEMI engines. Instead, we would rather expect to see new Hurricane turbo inline-six engines, which come in a couple of different output variants, with up to 500 horsepower.
2024 Dodge Barracuda Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2024 Dodge Barracuda is just a rumor and the chances to see its arrival aren’t too big, even though the rumors suggest it could come already in a year or two. The price would largely depend on the design approach, where the all-electric version would certainly cost a lot more.