Next Generation Alfa-based muscle cars will be lighter and more powerful
With 707 hp, the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats are two of the most powerful American neo-muscle cars off the showroom floor, and they’re about to get even more oomph. According to Automobile Magazine, the next generation of Mopar muscle will be fixed to the Alfa Romeo Giulia platform and in Hellcat trim will have at least 750 hp.
The platform change makes sense, considering Dodge’s pony car is getting close to a decade old and the Alfa Romeo Giulia platform is brand new and already rear-wheel drive. The Alfa was also developed to handle lots of power, but unlike the current generation Challengers and Chargers, still being light enough to throw around.
Dodge also could revive the Challenger’s E-body brother of yore — the Plymouth Barracuda. The Dodge Barracuda would be the name for convertible Challengers and make Chrysler’s muscle car desirable for fans of open-air cruising. Reviving the ‘Cuda could also open the floodgates for special packages like AAR and Formula S to make a comeback.