SRT ‘Cuda Spied in “60 Minutes” Chrysler Profile?

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SRT ‘Cuda Spied in “60 Minutes” Chrysler Profile?
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Sunday night’s profile on the Chrysler turnaround and on Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne may have seemed a bit light on actual content, but perhaps you weren’t looking closely enough. Don’t worry, the folks at Allpar.com were.

A part of the piece involved an interview with Ralph Gilles, the man in charge of Chrysler design and the head of the newly minted SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand. It’s not what Gilles said, however, but what he was standing in front of that’s so interesting.

Tucked behind his head in the shot is the majority of what appears to be a sleek coupe – one that isn’t currently in production. It’s bright red, with a sloping A-pillar and a short trunk.

Earlier this year, Chrysler filed for a trademark on the ‘Cuda name, hinting at a possible resurrection of the Barracuda – an iconic muscle car that ran under the now defunct Plymouth badge. PAst reports have indicated that Chrysler is planning to resurrect the car, with some saying it would be a higher-performance model based on the current Dodge Challenger platform, while other reports say it would used a downsized

With Chrysler planning a to reveal the all new 2013 SRT Viper at the New York Auto Show next week, perhaps we’ll learn more then.

[Source: AutoNews]

  • Brian Heilmann

    MY CAR! I got my Cuda in 1970 while in high school in Anaheim. WOW what a chic magnet. I put 40K on it before I got drafted a year later. It broke my heart to sell BEV388. I traded a yamaha 500 MC for a 1971 Cuda convertible while at Fort Bragg in 1978. The engine was blown and I rebuilt her. I drove her home, painted her and nursed her back to health. BUT because I was an unemployed soldier, I had to sell her for $3500 to feed kids and my bitch of a wife. I love you Cuda sigh

  • Swastik9820

    THEY SHOULD KEEP BOTH BARRACUDA/CUDA AND CHALLENGE AS MANY PEOPOE WOULD STILL WANT TO OWN A CHALLENGER IN THE PLACE OF A CUDA.BUT THE DISSION DEPENDS ON THE.ITS JUST NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IF THEY KEEP BOTH OF THEM.

  • Clreply2020

    Considering the Challenger R/T weighs a whopping 530lbs more than a Mustang GT, and nearly 300lbs more than a Camaro a weight reduction of 500lbs is desperately needed.