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Lancair Announces 2-Seat Barracuda, Baggage Door Enlargement
July 25, 2018 - Lancair announced a new two-seat “little brother” to its four-seat Mako called the Barracuda during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018.
Conrad Huffstutler, president of Lancair, said the Barracuda established a new standard for value from the company, featuring the trademark Lancair aerodynamic style along with high performance and operational economy.
“The Barracuda is a ‘2-2-2 proposition’ — two seats and 200 knot cruise for only $200,000,” Huffstutler said. “We’ve taken the best features of the Mako and created an entry-level Lancair for the pilot who wants maximum performance with a minimum investment of build time and budget. We’re expecting to take a big bite of the two-seater performance market.”
The newest offering from Lancair will incorporate numerous airframe improvements, notably a new one-piece wing with greater span. The new wing makes aircraft handling more docile and reduces build time. The auto-retracting nose gear from the Mako, which adds knots to the airplane’s cruise speed by cleaning up slipstream behind the propeller, will be present in the Barracuda as well.
Avionics will be typically based on the Garmin G3X Touch and GTN-750 components. Many options are set to be available, including different engines, although the standard is going to be the 210-hp Lycoming O-390-X. With the O-390, the Barracuda is expected to have a cruise speed of 200 knots and fuel consumption of 11-13 gph.
The Barracuda will become available in 2019, and interested AirVenture attendees can get a look at the Barracuda prototype at Lancair’s exhibit in the North Aircraft Display, Booths 647-649. Pricing starts at $200,000, and positions for 2019 deliveries are available at Oshkosh with a $1,000 deposit.
Additionally, Lancair announced its XL Baggage Door, which offers improved access for all non-pressurized four-seat Lancairs, including ES, IV, and Mako. The 40 percent larger door frees up space for more items and features heavier-duty, relocated hinges.