The 2015 Barracuda concept car is designed on Chrysler's rear-wheel drive LX platform with a supercharged SRT-8 Hemi engine. This rumored 6.2-liter V8 engine delivers over 600 horsepower and a top speed of 200 mph. As of April 2015, Chrysler has made no official announcement for the Barracuda's return.
The SRT-8 V8 engine is often coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission or optional seven-speed manual transmission, which is expected in this reinvented muscle car. The Chrysler LX platform is used in Chrysler 300 sedans built after 2005 and Dodge Chargers built between 2006 and 2010. This planned platform puts the Barracuda concept at a 120-inch wheelbase. As for body-style, rumors surrounding the 2015 Barracuda place it as an homage to the third-generation E-body Plymouth Barracuda from 1970. This is comparable to Dodge's retro-designed 2008 Challenger, which paid tribute to the classic American muscle-car Challenger R/T of the 1970s.
In 2004, Chrysler announced its plans to make the Dodge SRT product-line a stand-alone brand under the Chrysler Group. The Viper, formerly of the Dodge brand, is the first vehicle marketed under the SRT banner. The Barracuda concept is likely to receive this same brand badging, placing this resurrected muscle car next to the V10 Viper in SRT's vehicle line-up. The new Barracuda may replace the third-generation Dodge Challenger and make use of its assembly line.