Dodge stings fans with Challenger SRT8 Super Bee

Dodge is flying to next week’s LA Auto show with a new special edition take on one of its most popular vehicles. The iconic American manufacturer will be debuting the 2012 Charger SRT8 Super Bee. The hardcore Charger has been created for enthusiasts and the muscle car faithful and has plenty to excite Mopar fans.

Inspired by the original Super Bee series that was first introduced in 1968 as a member of Dodge’s Scat Pack performance group, the nameplate was then revived with the limited-edition Charger SRT8 in 2007. This new edition brings exclusive content inside and out to the 2012 Charger SRT8.

In terms of power, the Super Bee keeps the 6.1-litre HEMI V8 and five-speed automatic transmission. Power figures haven’t increased, but 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet are serious numbers. The Super Bee edition Charger will feature the 392 HEMI badge, which was brought back for the 2010 Challenger 392 model.

Two colour options are available: pitch black or stinger yellow with both featuring a graphics package on the exterior. Other visual treats include rear decklid spoilers and a special helmeted bee mascot badge. 20-inch alloys will pack the guards with black painted pockets.

Inside the cabin, the cloth performance seats will feature a Z-stripe with yellow and silver striping. Super Bee logos will be embroidered on both front seat headrests. Naturally, there will be a special dash plaque reminding the driver how special his machine is.

The 2011 Charger SRT8 Super Bee will be available for order in the States from December, with vehicles reaching showrooms early next year.

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