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.