Earlier this year Fiat-Chrysler debuted their new flexible rear-wheel drive platform with the introduction of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde sedan. That chassis is destined to trickle down through FCA’s different brands and underpin a slew of new RWD and AWD vehicles, including a Dodge Barracuda Convertible.
According to Automotive News, FCA dealers were shown the Barracuda Convertible during their biannual dealer meeting in Las Vegas this week. The car is said to be smaller than the Challenger it will eventually replace, and with the more advanced RWD Giorgio platform being used, it should be much lighter as well.
Performance SRT versions of the Barracuda should use the upcoming twin-turbocharged V6 engine which is said to replace HEMI V8s going forward. Lower tier models should employ the rumored twin-turbocharged four-cylinder engine, though it’s hard to say this early on. We foresee both automatic and manual transmission options also being offered.
More info on the Dodge Barracuda should become available at a later date.