Dodge Reviving Barracuda - Will Join, Not Replace the Challenger
However, before all that happens, the Challenger will get launch control, to limit wheel spin and help the car get off the line quicker. Also, the next generation car will have considerable chassis improvements, including a shorter wheelbase and expectedly stiffer suspension.
Furthermore, the top-of-the-range Challenger SRT8 model will get the axe sooner, leaving only the entry-level R/T models available for purchase. The gap in the range will be filled by the new Barracuda which is expected to have similar (or better) performance to the Challenger SRT8.
Expect the car to make its official debut in mid 2014, exactly in time to steal some of the lime light away from the all-new Ford Mustang which is also expected to be revealed for the first time right around that time frame.