Lancair Announces Two-Seat Barracuda

Lancair International’s two-seat Barracuda is designed to provide speed and affordability. Lancair

Lancair International, which recently relocated to Uvalde, Texas, under new ownership, announced a two-seat airplane kit at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Keeping with the ocean theme of nomenclature, Lancair named the airplane Barracuda. Lancair also produces the four-seat Mako.

“The Barracuda is a 2/2/2 proposition – two seats and 200 knot cruise for only $200,000,” said Lancair’s president Conrad Huffstutler. “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-seat performance market.”

The Barracuda builds on the Legacy airframe with a longer one-piece wing, which Lancair says makes the build time quicker and the flight characteristics of the speedy airplane more docile. The Barracuda also features the same auto-retractable nose gear installed on the Mako.

The latest in avionics technology is provided with Garmin’s G3X Touch screen and GTN 750 navigator. Power comes from Lycoming’s four-cylinder, 210 hp O-390-X engine. At the top cruise speed of 200 knots, the Barracuda is expected to sip 11 to 13 gph.

Options include carbon composite, air conditioning, ice protection and more. Lancair’s builder assist program will help customers in the manufacturing process. Lancair is taking preliminary deposits for the Barracuda at AirVenture for $1,000.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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