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Old 01-10-2012, 06:26 AM
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Hot Detroit Rumor: Chrysler to Replace Dodge Challenger with a Barracuda!

Written by: Todd Lassa on January 8 2012 8:20 PM






DETROIT — The 2012 North American International Auto Show has barely opened to the international press, and already the hottest rumor on the show floor is that Chrysler/Fiat is working on a replacement for the Dodge Challenger. It will be called Barracuda (though probably not Plymouth) and could be ready in time to launch for the original’s 50th anniversary, which would be a couple of months before the Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary in April 2014 and the launch of that new car. Two unimpeachable — though not inside — sources have told me about the Barracuda. The Dodge Challenger is the most literal interpretation of its ancestor. Because it uses the DodgeCharger/Chrysler 300 platform, it has the high front cowl of those two large sedans, and so its overall length is considerably longer than the 1970-74 Challenger, which already was the biggest car in its class. That Challenger shared its platform with the 1970-74 Barracuda, but with a stretched wheelbase.
The ’74 Challenger was followed by a Mitsubishi-sourced coupe because it needed to be morefuelefficient to get through mid-decade gas prices. There is no way to follow up the current Challenger without either changing everything but the sheetmetal, or fully redesigning it to make it look nothing like the ’70-’74/’08-current model. If Chrysler is going to redesign it, why not make it a radical departure?
A 2014 Barracuda would be much shorter, lighter and smaller overall than the current car, something we’re hoping to see from the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro. It would not use the newCharger/300′s LY platform, but would be on a shorter rear-wheel-drive platform, probably something closer to the Hyundai Genesis coupe.
What makes this scenario economically plausible is that such a platform also would serve Alfa Romeo well, with a new moderately priced RWD platform for a sports car and sports coupe. The question is whether the platform would package a V-8 for the Barracuda as well as a small, high-output and probably breathed-on turbo four for Alfa.
The Dodge Challenger launched in the 2008 model year, which means a five year cycle would end with MY13. A new Barracuda would launch in the 2014 model year. Ford plans to unveil an all-new Mustang in Spring of 2014 as a 2015 model. The original Mustang made its debut in April 1964 at the New York Auto Show as a ’65 model.
One source speculates that the new Barracuda would borrow a number of cues from the original, fastback Valiant model, all the way through the 1970-74 model, when the Barracuda converged with the Challenger and no longer used the Valiant platform. Will the new car be a fastback, like the 1964-66 model, or a notchback, like the ’70-’74, or both, like the ’67-’69?
We’d bet on the notchback, at least, because it would make it easy for Chrysler to do a convertible as well, a better way to compete with Mustang and Chevy Camaro.

All this talk about the demise of our beloved Challenger come 2015.
I am enamoured with the muscle car sized Challenger.....I do not want a pony sized Mustang or Camaro.

Just give me the 426 aluminum V8, couple it to the 8 speed automatic transmission, or the 6 speed manual.
Let's add the expected evolutionary changes to the SRT Challenger such as stop-start push button, rear view camera, an upscale leather interior with some added colour bits, and I will be a happy man.
Then I can order my 2014 Challenger 426 and live happily ever after.

Please chime in with your responses, and what other low buck features Chrysler can give the 2014 Challenger swan song to make it the best ever!
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It looks like the Challenger as we know it will cease production. We all knew this day would come and it would probably be replaced by a smaller, lighter 2 door coupe. I will watch and see what they do and decide if i want to pull the trigger on a final model year Challenger RT or not.
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I have not met anyone yet who does not like my Challenger. Even in the european crowd of car owners at the shows. If they kill it I will just be happy to have mine. Although I may add a SRT to the collection before it's killed off. My toxic RT classic is staying put.
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Get ready for smaller performance cars with turbo V6s instead of V8s. With the upcoming CAFE standards there is no other way. Just hope they get the Cuda styling right.
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Mankind is doomed to repeat history and make the same mistakes over and over. Just enjoy it while you can. If I wanted a smaller lighter car, I already had plenty of choices. They will not sell me a smaller lighter version.
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I think it'll be an exterior/interior refresh like they did to the Charger and 300. Still built on the same chassis at the Brampton plant, but instead released as a Barracuda.


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