Comments - 2015 SRT Barracuda Comes Into Focus

Published: Sep 23, 2012
Description: Chrysler's recently-emancipated performance brand SRT is proving itself with the new Viper, but it's going to need a solid follow-up. That next act is expected to come in the form of a new B...
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Danny Rodriiguez Sep 25, 2012
Yeeeeeeeessss the 'Cuda is back But is a error to kill the Challenger
Greg Lewis Sep 25, 2012
How do you kill the challenger? Doubt the cuda will have a 6cyl version to compete with Chevy and ford. (I know all of you haters on the 6's have 50k to spend on top tier muscle) and the mid hemi? The looks is what makes the chally...
Paul Dickey Sep 25, 2012
They were designed together for awhile though weren't they? Then the whole bailout deal happened and they stopped for awhile?
Shane Carroll Sep 24, 2012
The 2 companies have been parts swapping for awhile now, the SLS and the Viper share some chassis components if I'm not mistaken
William Downs Sep 24, 2012
And a little FYI to add to your lack of knowledge, Chrysler has been reusing Mercedes cars an parts for a long time, but not anymore with fiat in controll
William Downs Sep 24, 2012
And really name calling cause I proved your statement wrong with fact, way to act like a child
Ben August Sep 24, 2012
@williams: it's a shortened LX platform dumbass. Or is the E class a Chrysler?
Paul Lissona Sep 24, 2012
Get with the times maybe, but keep the na v8s!
Leevi Halén Sep 24, 2012
I'm sorry but the title sounds like car sex
Ryan Kramer Sep 23, 2012
A smaller challenger/barracuda would be a wise option for Chrysler. I LOVE mopar and they need to get with the times to compete. Love the chally but its no contest in terms of a performance vehicle against the mustang and camaro =\
Patrick Schalk Sep 23, 2012
It will be discontinued but not until like 2015 or so from what I hear.
Malachi Monteiro Sep 23, 2012
I hope C&D are wrong, because this car is Modern American Muscle
Alex O'Brian Sep 23, 2012
According to car and driver, dodge will discontinue the challenger
Jared Palmer Sep 23, 2012
I heard this past week that the Challenger will continue production alongside the Cuda. Nobody else heard that?
William Downs Sep 23, 2012
Ben do u know what based on means... It shares many Mercedes components not just one, shares te front controll arm suspension, rear differential, rear suspension te automatic is from Mercedes and the ESP system all Mercedes based
Jason W. Evers Sep 23, 2012
It will be mustang sized, losing 8 inches in overall length and 6 in wheelbase. Also a 300-400 lbs reduction.
Esam Mohammad Sep 23, 2012
Just don't make it smaller !! Not like the silly mustang .. Keep the mean look Dodge !
Ben August Sep 23, 2012
Probably you should have an editor... The Challenger is built off of a shortened LX platform; it has but one component also used in an E class: it's 5 link rear suspension. So NOT based on the E Class. It's based on the 300C.
Zachary Maurer Sep 23, 2012
Where's the poll?
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
Lighter chassis please!
David Justice Sep 23, 2012
Build it and they will come...
Tim Preisinger Sep 24, 2012
Alex, all motor. No spray or anything either. I'm not a fan of nitrous. I would like to change the heads and buy a blower for it some day. ...when I actually have the money to do so...
Shane Carroll Sep 24, 2012
Chrysler Corp, make it look like this and I will throw my money at you in large, copious amounts
Alex Renaud Sep 24, 2012
Hey Tim, is that 600 hp all motor, or does it have some power adders?
Tim Preisinger Sep 24, 2012
If by time, you meant to say Tim lol, I have a '71 Nova. About 600hp out of a 383. Only weighs a little over 2800lbs. Fun little street car!
Paul Lissona Sep 24, 2012
Time what cars do you have?
Tim Preisinger Sep 24, 2012
One of my favorite cars of all time right here
Jacob Viiper McCord Sep 23, 2012
Needs Hemi in the side
Paul Pickard Sep 23, 2012
These are great all American monsters. Gotta love the shaker hood. Could do with out the luggage rack.
William Downs Sep 23, 2012
Beast rite there
Description: With both Ford and Chevrolet preparing to downsize the next-gen Mustang and Camaro, respectively, Car and Driver is now claiming that Chrysler will follow suite with a new platform that will not only ...
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Greg Lewis Sep 25, 2012
I'm fine with heavier better looking rides. You want top performance? Get the drag pak. If I lose by a second or two, that's fine. Love the looks and comfort. I use those a lot more than 0-60. Gettin on it is fun, but how much do you sacrifice?
Paul Lissona Sep 24, 2012
Most new cars are heavy, those aren't bad.
Dillon Magee Sep 24, 2012
They really need to make it lighter. Some more power would be nice too, if it were to compete with the GT500 and ZL1.
Devin Babyn Sep 23, 2012
Miguel I'd say 600 would be a minimum. If they don't get it near 3500 it will still be as far behind as the challenger is
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
I don't get why people think old muscle cars were heavy. The 69 Camaro only weighed 3,100lbs, the 67 Mustang weighed 3,100lbs as well, the Challenger weighed 3,250lbs.
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
The Barracuda only weighed 3,300 pounds dude. That's pretty damn light!
William Downs Sep 23, 2012
Now now the dart was not ruined the new one is actually a really good car minus the underpowered engine, I test drove the rallye version has a lot of nice equipment, that touch screen is very responsive and the handling is actually pretty good
Ross Taylor Sep 23, 2012
@Miguel: hes just saying it should mimic the old school cuda which was heavy but fast as hell regardless..american muscle..not downsized economy car
Luke Gordon Sep 23, 2012
Better not ruin the cuda name like they did the dart. DO NOT MAKE THE CUDA A FOUR CYLINDER!!!!!!!
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
Why would you want it to be big and heavy?
Esam Mohammad Sep 23, 2012
I hope they keep it the same ,big .heavy and muscly
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
@Devin I agree, I say about 600 pounds is that to much to ask for?
Devin Babyn Sep 23, 2012
They'll need to drop more then 300 to stay competitive with the next gen ponies
Description: Fiat's new 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four may be slotted in as the base engine, but Chrysler's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 will likely be available as well with a new direct-injection system. P...
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Lou Guerrero Sep 24, 2012
The only aluminum block mopar offers is the genIII 426. I need it.
Miguel Jimenez Sep 24, 2012
@Michael he did say,"Small block V8." Chevy's and Dodges small blocks are pretty damn light and compact.
Michael Davidson Sep 24, 2012
I think Avery meant just small V8s.
Paul Lissona Sep 24, 2012
No! Only make na v6 and v8, stop with all these tiny civic type engines.
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
@Avery Chevy, Dodge, and Ford all use small blocks V8's lol.
Avery Williams Sep 23, 2012
Why can't car companies use small block V8's?And isn't true that the new Corvette C7 is going to have one?
Paul Dickey Sep 23, 2012
People better get used to these small engines. The mustangs using a 4 banger this will and the camaro will soon follow they still offer all the big engines so no reason to complain.
Cory Allen Sep 23, 2012
You could drive a truck over a box of puppies and I will be less upset than if they put a 4cyl in the Barracuda.
Kyle Cherry Sep 23, 2012
I heard some rumors about a 6.2 supercharged hemi in the works, only time will tell.
David Parenti Sep 23, 2012
John, I second that.
John Jenkins Sep 23, 2012
Esam, the facts are against you.
Esam Mohammad Sep 23, 2012
No 4 cylinder please !! And make the challenger is not outdated ,it's better than both the Camaro and mustang
Michael Page Sep 23, 2012
Maybe no more solid rear axle?
Aaron Crisp Sep 23, 2012
Tiger shark huh? Really is gonna be competitive with the next gen Mustang that's for sure.
Sharon Hope Jun 04, 2013
Cool car
Patrick Schalk Sep 24, 2012
I would take a huge crap in my pants if they made the Road Runner again
Shane Carroll Sep 24, 2012
I'd like to see that Challenger ACR concept see the light of day. Maybe when that supercharged 6.4 hits production we'll see it
William Downs Sep 24, 2012
Damn I would love to see that
Lou Guerrero Sep 24, 2012
I don't care if you call it a roadrunner GTX either.
Lou Guerrero Sep 24, 2012
No one gave a damn about the Dart until they revived the name as a good, modern car and personally, I hate that the Chally is such a pig that it can't compete. SRT, give me the MOPAR that will perform better than mustang and camaro.
Aaron Crisp Sep 24, 2012
"4 doors, more whores"
Aaron Crisp Sep 24, 2012
I think the front end of the Charger looks great, and then I see the doors..
Tyler Tarbox Sep 24, 2012
I like all the new renditions of the classic muscle cars except the new Charger. They really screwed that one up.
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
@Zaire look are subjective, but as far as materials all small sedans are going to be pretty much the same.
Zaire Wilkins Sep 23, 2012
well the 2013 sentra interior has all of its competion beat already
Jordan Henry Sep 23, 2012
@Paul. Just stating my opinion on the performance of the current model. I thought the other people were comparing performance and looks on this article too. The Challenger looks the best IMO.
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
@Zaire ya cause the Corolla, Civic, and Sentra are any better.
Zaire Wilkins Sep 23, 2012
the dart on the out side is amazing but the inside is just yuck they had to be so american
William Downs Sep 23, 2012
The new darts not bad, if it was rwd that would be a lot better, to carry on the dart name no, but as a car it's decent
Paul Dickey Sep 23, 2012
Jordan lets stay relevant to the article.
Jordan Henry Sep 23, 2012
The Challenger does have the best N/A engine of the 3. But if you have the money get the supercharged ZL1 or GT500.
Siya Fadane Sep 23, 2012
Hope they don't forget how the cuda actually looked back in the day, like they did with the dart ( try bring back some of that old school flair)
William Downs Sep 23, 2012
Yea the challenger wins in the retro look department, it's sad it's performance just isn't up to par with the others and the interior was horrible so blah. But now that they have fiat money and seeing the viper and new darts interior I'm excited
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
@Paul 600hp and 560lbft of torque.
Paul Dickey Sep 23, 2012
What hp was in these when they put the viper engine in em?
Zaire Wilkins Sep 23, 2012
@ stephen im talking with a body like this not the viper
Kyle McCullough Sep 23, 2012
Miguel couldn't have said it any better.
Esam Mohammad Sep 23, 2012
Challenger > Camaro > Mustang
Paul Pickard Sep 23, 2012
I would have to say for myself this is the best looking rendition of all the retro models being done.
Daniel Eads Sep 23, 2012
It would be cool if they made this a fast back.
Stephen Tyler Learn Sep 23, 2012
@zaire they already did its called a vioer
Zaire Wilkins Sep 23, 2012
i dont think dodge or chrysler will ever build a two door past 600hp
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
As far as looks Challenger>Camaro>Mustang Performance Camaro>Mustang>Challenger.
Matt Piccolo Sep 23, 2012
I'd take a mustang before this but this before a camaro
Wyatt Gordon Sep 23, 2012
I'd rather have this than the other two (I'll take the SRT8 coupe please). there's just something so badass yet almost classy about these
Miguel Jimenez Sep 23, 2012
Best looking out of the 3 IMO.
Andrew Fortner Sep 23, 2012
Lacking in performance but still the nicest looking and classiest. I'll take the challenger.
Ryan Rainville Sep 24, 2012
If it didn't have an 8.8 in the rear and had wider tires and a better traction Controll system on par with the zl1 id like it a little better but even though it's got less power I definitely would go with the zl1
Paul Dickey Sep 24, 2012
They're keeping the six. From what I've heard/read anyways.
Mladen Sakotic Sep 24, 2012
I thought I read they were keeping the 6. If I'm wrong my bad. I must have missed something
Miguel Jimenez Sep 24, 2012
@mladin I think they're getting rid of the V6.
Mladen Sakotic Sep 24, 2012
There is set to be a 4 banger for the next gen mustangs. I know it sad but it not like they are cutting the v6 or v8 thu are just adding another option.
Paul Pickard Sep 23, 2012
The front of the cobra is just straight mean. But never really liked from the fenders back.
Dillon Dixon Sep 23, 2012
The best one right here! This thing is such a monster!
Kevin Morris Sep 23, 2012
Love the rawness of the first in the EVO of pony cars! Mustang GT and higher performing Mustangs for life. Unless Ford messes up and adds a 4 banger to the line up!
Brady Fereday Sep 23, 2012
I thought it is a pony car
John Serely Sep 23, 2012
Totally agree, haith
Ghaith AL-sharari Sep 23, 2012
The best muscle car out there
Zaire Wilkins Sep 25, 2012
i like how all Three of them came back out but the Mustang ends up being the fastest and the SRT is the slowest.
Jordan Jackson Sep 25, 2012
Nah, I gotta go with the GT500 or an SRT chally over this, actually I'd even take an SRT charger over this, I just don't like them
Zaire Wilkins Sep 25, 2012
well after 5th gear you get it
Jordan Smith Sep 24, 2012
No offense to the SRT8 though cause I love that thing.
Jordan Smith Sep 24, 2012
Matt, the both the SS and the GT (can't say for the SRT8 haha) are perfectly capable of keeping around a track with say a 370Z of about the same price. It doesn't matter though, because we all have different taste. Just choose what you like.
Matt Piccolo Sep 24, 2012
Which are the real muscle cars IMO bec last time I checked muscle cars were affordable sports cars with high power #'s
Matt Piccolo Sep 24, 2012
@ Alaric, not all modern muscle cars can handle lol..Maybe these 55k ones which imo are overpriced considering the interiors on them, (can anyone say plastic) or (TERRIBLE VISIBILITY) (yes ive been in one) but the ss, srt8 and gt cant handle shit lol
Matt Piccolo Sep 24, 2012
Sorry I didn't follow that? They suck AFTER 6th gear? I'm pretty sure these HAVE 6 gears XD
Zaire Wilkins Sep 24, 2012
the only thing is that all these modern muscle cars suck after 6th gear thought they would have gotten rid of that by now
Miguel Jimenez Sep 24, 2012
@Ryan they both have eaton superchargers the ZR1 has a 2.3L blower and the ZL1 has 1.9L. The ZR1 also has forged internals.
Ryan Rainville Sep 24, 2012
Tim its the same engine as a zr1 minus the eaton charger and I think stronger connecting rods gm ls series engines are the shit they may be pushrod but they are bullet proof compact and extremely tune able I want an ls1 in my jeep
Joe Hero Sep 24, 2012
I used to dislike Ford but I have to say IMO: Mustang > Charger/Challenger > Camaro , still a GM fan at heart though.
William Downs Sep 24, 2012
If I hit the lottery*
William Downs Sep 24, 2012
Of I hit the little I would be buyin a cts-v wagon and would send it to Hennessy for that package they did on the coupe, hood an all that wagon would be the funnest car to ever drie
Alaric Handsborough Sep 24, 2012
Zl1 is the shit plus all modern muscle cars can handle on the track Dan stop looking at top gear and test it out for your own self
Zeus Mocha Sep 24, 2012
The wagon in blue with the black rims. Stuff that up, make sure mom drives it a couple times... You got a beautiful sleeper.
Tim Preisinger Sep 24, 2012
Ryan, if I won the lotto.. I would go out that day, buy a CTSV and throw some performance goodies in there. I love that car!
Ryan Rainville Sep 24, 2012
I like the new zl1 all you got to to is swap in some engine goodies and the bigger supper charger and you got zr1 power although I'd rather do that with a ctsv
Tyler Tarbox Sep 24, 2012
People who say American cars can't handle have never actually driven one. They just go by what magazines and Top Gear say.
Tim Preisinger Sep 24, 2012
Every time someone says that modern day muscle cars can't handle, a kitten dies. Please.... Think of the kittens...
Mladen Sakotic Sep 24, 2012
Out of the 3 this I my favourite for looks. Personally I am a GTR guy but this looks bad ass.
Zeus Mocha Sep 23, 2012
Yup this is what it's all about. Seen an IOM vert today. Z28 was just patented but nobody's sure where it will fall in the line up. And just to add Ferrari likes the mag ride offered in some of the GM beasts.
Colby Church Sep 23, 2012
The ZL1 beat the new BMW M6 in a head to head comparison in the latest Car and Driver I believe. May have been Road and Track. But point is, this is the 21st century, Muscle cars are fast in every direction now.
Colby Church Sep 23, 2012
Ahh poor Dan. What a common misconception. Older muscle, yes, typically harder to handle around the track than most vehicles, but modern muscle cars have scary good weight distribution, suspension, brakes, traction control, LSD, and ECU management.
Patrick Schalk Sep 23, 2012
Dan how big is the rock that you live under?
William Downs Sep 23, 2012
Dan what are u talking about, muscle cars can handle really good zl1, boss 302ls are great at circuit racing
Zaire Wilkins Sep 23, 2012
i heard the Z28 is on its way and is going to pack 600+hp
John Jenkins Sep 23, 2012
it lost its muscle car crown by trying to be a track monster. mustang 4 lyfe !!!!
Zaire Wilkins Sep 23, 2012
this and the corvette is chevys only best cars they ever made hopefully they took notes and made the C7 with passion
Ashen Fonseka Sep 23, 2012
Mine too awesome
William Downs Sep 23, 2012
So freaking sweet