The Dodge Challenger could be the name of three different generations of automobiles marketed with the Dodge division of Chrysler. The Dodge Silver Challenger was stated in 1959. From 1970 to 1974, the initial generation Dodge Challenger pony car was built when using the Chrysler E platform, sharing major components while using Plymouth Barracuda. The second age group, from 1978 to 1983, had been a badge engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda. The third, and current generation, was introduced in 2008 to be a rival to the evolved fifth generation Ford Mustang along with the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro.
Not much about the Dodge Barracuda 2015 deviates from the formula that made the car famous-it features a monstrous V-10, rear-wheel drive, as well as a manual transmission, and it still looks ready to get a 10-on-1 bar fight. Branding it not just a Dodge but an SRT, nonetheless, has raised eyebrows. Giving that new brand heft is often a second model: the 2015 SRT Barracuda, your Dodge Challenger's replacement.
Unlike the Viper, it will be any dramatic departure. Chrysler's LX program (Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum and Charger) benefited via front and rear suspension setups resulting from the Mercedes-Benz S- and E-class, respectively, but it's huge for the pony car. Since the Challenger's beginning, the LX has evolved in the LY and gained weight in the process. Now that it's part regarding Fiat, Dodge would like for you to export Challengers, but their muscle size and zaftig proportions limit offshore sales potential. With fuel economy a growing priority-not to mention four-cylinder versions of both the Mustang and Camaro on the horizon-Chrysler required to slim down its offering. Luckily, Fiat has been on the prowl for any rear-drive platform for use by Lancia, Alfa Romeo, and quite possibly Maserati. These factors motivated Chrysler to develop a new platform, and the Barracuda are going to be its first fruit.