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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-30-2015, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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2017 Dodge Barracuda to be Built on Alfa Romeo Giulia Architecture



It's not official, but Automotive News reports that the new Dodge Barracuda will be built on the same architecture as the Alfa Romeo Giulia.

The Giulia's architecture is described as an adaptable rear-drive platform. It will likely be stretched for the Barracuda.

What does this information tell us about the Barracuda?

The Alfa Romeo Giulia weighs 3,325 pounds. Components will have a affect the weight of the Barracuda, but this is at least a starting point to figure out where the Barracuda's mass might come in.

The Giulia also has a 50/50 weight distribution. The engine, along with many other things, will affect weight distribution, but a perfectly balanced Barracuda is a possibility.

We also know the dimensions of the Giulia which can give us a ballpark for the Barrcuda, but keep in mind the Barracuda will be stretched, so longer than the Giulia.

Wheelbase: 2,820 mm (111.0 in)
Length: 4,639 mm (182.6 in)
Width: 1,873 mm (73.7 in) (without mirrors)
Height: 1,426 mm (56.1 in)

The Barracuda is due out in the next two years, though some articles have cited 2019 as a launch date as well.

The top picture is a render from 2013 by Car and Driver.



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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-31-2015, 03:04 PM
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I like the sounds of this, finally we're in the era where american GT/Sports cars are becoming more friendly in the turns. I think the new camaro is also built a similar way.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-07-2015, 03:23 PM
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Will they put the Giulia QV engine in the new Cuda? Will be interesting to have all that power under the hood.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-12-2015, 04:59 PM
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Not sure about that but I would like to see it go Hellcat, Hellcat power in this chassis will make it a leader in its segment for performance. Light weight, high power.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2015, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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The Hellcat engine in anything makes it a leader in performance. That engine is pretty ridiculous. Will all of FCA's delays affect the Barracuda though? Might we be waiting even longer than we were going to have to before?



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funnt because the giulia archetecute uses elements from the challengers current...



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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-03-2015, 03:08 PM
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The Hellcat engine in anything makes it a leader in performance. That engine is pretty ridiculous. Will all of FCA's delays affect the Barracuda though? Might we be waiting even longer than we were going to have to before?
It might have that effect but the segment seems strong enough for them to prioritize bringing it to market, so maybe, maybe not.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-06-2015, 12:41 AM
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Will certain engines changes the car balance or will we get a perfectly balanced Barracuda since it's using the Giulia as a base?
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 01:54 PM
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A heavier engine will offset the weight distribution to make it more frontal heavy, but with the current trend in the industry moving towards smaller and still powerful engines, I wouldn't be so concerned about this.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-11-2015, 12:02 PM
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keep in mind all the figures you're using are for the Giulia QV. The Regular giulia will be significantly heavier and significantly slower.



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