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 |  Mar 09 2012, 4:01 PM

Word is out that the Barracuda, said to replace the Dodge Challenger, will be the first SRT banded car to get Moar’s new 6.2-liter Hemi engine.

The supercharged 6.2L Hemi is currently still under development, but is estimated to have 490- to 540-hp on tap. The motor will make its debut in the new Barracuda before moving on to other SRT models.

Insiders are also reporting that the new Barracuda won’t be as “true to the original” as the current Dodge Challenger was to its heritage. It is even believed that the Barracuda could be built on a shortened large-car platform, while other rumors say it will be built on the new Alfa Romeo D-size platform that is still being developed.

One way or another, you’re probably going to be looking at a smaller muscle car from the SRT family.

[Source: Allpar]