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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

Dodge is bringing back its Super Bee package for one more nostalgic round in the hands of the brand’s ever-popular Charger muscle car. The Super Bee designation was first placed on a 1968 Coronet model before it was moved on over to the Charger model in 1971. It then took a long hiatus before it was applied once again, this time on the Charger SRT8 Super Bee model in 2006, 2007, and 2008. And now the Super Bee name will be offered once again for the 2012 model year.

"The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee is a salute to the fun-loving past of Dodge muscle cars powered by the legendary 392 HEMI V-8 in a back-to-basics performance machine," Ralph Gilles, President and CEO - SRT and Motorsports said.

The special Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee is set to make its world debut next week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

UPDATE 11/09/2011: This review has been updated to include the official specifications for the 2012 Charger SRT8 Super Bee.

UPDATE 11/14/2011: Chrysler has finally unveiled more images of the 2012 Charger SRT8 Super Bee set to be revealed in just two days in Los Angeles.

Hit the jump to read more about the Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee.

Exterior and Interior

Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

The 2012 Charger SRT8 Super Bee will be offered in either a Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black exterior paint finish combined with a unique SRT SRT badge with a 3-D helmeted bee mascot on the new Gloss Black split cross hair grille. The models painted in Stinger Yellow will be offered with a satin black hood and black decklid stripes with a solid wide center line flanked by solid dual tracer lines. The Pitch Black version will be offered with while charcoal gray graphics on the hood and decklid. Both versions will feature "392 HEMI" badges on the front fenders and "Powered by SR" logos on both rear fenders. The car will sit on a new set of 20 x 9-inch, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets.

The new interior for the Super Bee was inspired by the racing models and features the SRT exclusive three-spoke contoured performance steering wheel and exclusive Z-stripe cloth performance seats with amped yellow and silver striping in both the front and rear.

Engine

Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee will be powered by the new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that delivers a total of 470 HP and 470 lb-ft of toque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in just 4 seconds; the quarter mile in the high 12-second range; and the 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds. Top speed goes up to 175 mph.

Stopping power from 60-0 mph will be made in 120 feet with the use of 14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo calipers.

Prices

The Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee will be limited to only 2012 units. Customers interested will be able to place their orders at Dodge dealerships in December with the first deliveries beginning in the first quarter of 2012.

Competition

Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

The Charger SRT8 Super Bee’s impressive 470 HP output allows it to be easily placed with models such as the Mercedes C63 AMG . There’s a huge difference in price - the Mercedes starts at over $100K, while the more recent Charger SRT8 Super Bees were in the $60K-$70K range - but that’s only because of the Mercedes Mercedes name. The C63 AMG packs a 6.2L V8 engine producing less than the Charger: 457 HP. If customers add the AMG Performance Package then that figures jumps to 487 HP, but the price tag jumps as well.

So for about $20K-$30K less than the cost of the Mercedes, customers can get a limited edition and powerful Dodge Charger. Of course, you’ll have to be okay with sacrificing luxury and riding around in a yellow car. Decision, decisions.

Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee
LOVE IT
  • Very powerful engine
  • Offers a cheaper alternative to high performance sedans
  • Looks amazing
LEAVE IT
  • Super Bee comes in limited edition -Yellow is not for everyone
  • Sacrifices luxury


16 comments:

Well, these two cars are absolutely so identical on their platform and styling, but I’m glad that they are both a super car, and I must say that I love them both and there’s no need to compare it. smiley

Huh? That was an interesting topic! Did chevy bumblebee is only a copying this super bee? Anyway, I have to agree that this super bee is the most outstanding vehicle among all muscled vehicle today.

This super beer is really beyond so awesome, and I must say that there’s no need to compare it with bumblebee for the fact that it looks more fabulous than with bumblebee.

This super bee of Dodge Charger is really quite awesome from its exterior detailing in its classy interior, which I never thought that it could have, for the fact that it is a sports car.

If I’m going to compare it to Bumblebee, I think this Dodge Charger will be going to stand out, for it doesn’t only have an impressive exterior detailing, but it can also offer a comfortable interior which Bumblebee doesn’t have.

Well, these two cars are absolutely so identical on their platform and styling, but I’m glad that they are both a super car, and I must say that I love them both and there’s no need to compare it. smiley

I love this Super Bee! In spite, the fact that it looks like the bumble bee, I can say that among the two, I still prefer this muscle car because it didn’t look so huge! smiley

@mopar39426: interesting XD

Only the first pic is the new one... the other one was made BEFORE the Camaro and Bumblebee... so CHEVY copied DODGE!

nice charger, but sorry.. its a wanna-be bumblebee :/

This Super Bee of Dodge is absolutely very striking on its body paint and aesthetic design, and I hope they will use an impressive engine and powerful horsepower for this one. Anyway, when will be the market production of it?

Super Bee is so ideal car, platform wise look so firm and very styled. I like the combination of black and yellow. The car give evenly a strong and aggressive treatment.

Hahaha! I like the idea of it being Bumblebee;s twin brother. Yeah, it does have a ce4rtain Camaro feel to it, not only because of the color, but also because of its features.

Would you look at that. If Bumblebee had a younger brother, this is probably what he is going to look like in vehicle mode. This one really looks Camaro-ish to me.

Is the face of the new crown jewel of Porsche? Well, I guess its near to that design. BTW, I think the output power of this car is kind of powerful since is was based from the racing car edition. Using a v8 technology on this car is just enough or we need to wait for the aftermarket version?

Now it looks like an identical of Chevy Camaro. Sorry, but I think they have based from the Camaro but they haven’t copy the aggressiveness and beautiful look of the Chevy car! I think the grille makes it lamer.

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