With the introduction of the new 2011 Challenger SRT8 392 at the SEMA Show last week, Dodge brand boss and Chrysler design chief Ralf Gilles dropped a bit hint at the return of the Plymouth Barracuda.
“There’s a lot of pressure on us to bring the ‘Cuda back,” said Gilles to a crowd of Mopar loyalists. “The customers have been stomping their feet for it.”
There’s no doubt Gilles wouldn’t have brought it up were it not in the works and with Chrysler looking to breathe new life into the brand while retaining loyalists, we’d expect to see a new HEMI ‘Cuda in the not-too-distant future.
As for the fact that the Plymouth brand has been long dead: that’s just a detail at this point.