2017 Dodge Barracuda Concept, Engine and Gearbox

For lovers of sporty, muscular and powerful coupes, Dodge is about to release the new 2017 Dodge Barracuda that promises to be an aggressive and fast car. It is lighter by 250 pounds compared to its predecessor due to extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum in the bodywork and engine. The chassis will be built on the new Fiat-Chrysler Alliance platform and this coupe will have decreased dimensions. Changes will be made to nearly all aspects of the engine getting a complete overhaul. With smooth handling and speed, the Barracuda is targeting the younger population that wants cars which stand out.

2017 Dodge Barracuda front

2017 Dodge Barracuda – Beautiful Exterior and Interior Design:

The exterior of this 2 door coupe will be sportier and sleek. The front fascia will get some new shapes and touches that include a redesigned front grille, a flat hood and LED headlights. New stylish 20 inch wheels fitted with high-performance sports tires will be standard. Air vents have been placed on the sides just after the front tires with power side mirrors and little window space flanking the sides. The rear is slightly raised and there are stylish rectangular shaped LED taillights and a double exhaust system that completes this exquisite look. This aerodynamic design reduces drag at top speeds which combined with its low stance makes it very stable on the road.

The interior of the 2017 Dodge Barracuda will have advanced features that increase comfort and add to the luxury. The cabin will have chrome detailing and leather upholstery on the dashboard and seats. There is an 8.4-inch touch screen display for satellite navigation, rear camera viewing, and entertainment. This center console also supports high-speed wireless communication like 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity for audio and smartphone integration. A quality audio system, USB ports, and a four-zone automatic climate control system have also been incorporated. Because this is a sports car; security is of utmost importance and the features include adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, collision sensors, lane departure warning and traction control.

2017 Dodge Barracuda – Engine and Gearbox Information:

The drive-trains of the new Dodge Barracuda have been enhanced greatly to offer more power. Buyers will have few options to choose from. With the base engine a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder Tigershark unit that is a rear wheel drive. A very powerful supercharged 6.2-liter engine that produces 485 hp have also been offered. All engines are mated to a six or seven-speed automatic transmission gearbox with a manual shifting option also available. Rear wheel drive is also standard for all engine options, but buyers can also opt for all-wheel drive. To enhance driving the 2017 Dodge Barracuda has been fitted with multi-link suspension and precise steering system. Information about fuel efficiency is yet to be released, but by making the car lighter, fuel consumption has been lowered.

2017 Dodge Barracuda rear

2017 Dodge Barracuda – Estimated Cost and Availability:

The 2017 Dodge Barracuda is expected to be in showrooms by mid-2017.  The competition will mainly come from the Subaru BRZ and Hyundai Genesis. The price is not yet revealed.

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