SRT Boss Denies Barracuda Revival Rumors

If you were hoping that SRT was indeed planning to bring the Barracuda nameplate back anytime soon, then you're going to be disappointed after reading this.
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Speaking to Automobile at the Chicago Auto Show, SRT boss Ralph Gilles said that reviving the iconic moniker is just a rumor "that has grown legs on its own" and not something that the Chrysler-owned brand has confirmed.

Alhtough he admits the Barracuda is a "romantic" and a "very storied" name, Gilles stresses that such a vehicle would be significantly different and smaller from the existing vehicles in the SRT lineup - Dodge Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300. Bringing it back would require a new platform, which wouldn't make much financial sense.

Early rumors suggested that the Dodge Challenger will be replaced with a Barracuda badged vehicle that would be underpinned by an Alfa Romeo platform.

The Plymouth Barracuda was sold between 1964 and 1974, reaching iconic status in the early 1970s, when they were offered with 426 Hemi V8 engines.

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