The Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee for the 2013 model year will be getting several aesthetic modifications. For example, the 2012 SRT8 Super Bee was only available in black or yellow. But the 2013 model will be offered with the following options: Hemi Orange pearl coat, Plum Crazy pearl, Bright White, Pitch Black, and TorRed. It appears that the yellow theme isn’t available anymore.
The other modifications to its exterior include the black hood stripes, wrap-around decklid stripe with Super Bee logos, blacked-out grille with vintage Super Bee emblem, and a set of 20-inch wheels with black accents have been carried over for 2013 model year. The mechanicals for the 2013 model were unchanged from the prior model. This means that Chrysler’s 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 still powers it.
The Charger SRT8 Super Bees deliver as much as 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque while a five-speed automatic distributes this power to the rear wheels. Chrysler hasn’t given an official announcement yet but it’s likely that the standard Charger SRT8’s adjustable Bilstein dampers have been scrapped to reduce costs. Nevertheless, the SRT8′s Nappa leather seating surfaces have been replaced with cloth fabric, together with striping and Super Bee logos.
It’s a lot like the fabric used last year, but it doesn’t have the bold yellow striping. The 2012 Super Bee featured a small, 4.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system but the 2013 car introduced in Chicago comes with a big 8.4-inch unit. It’s not confirmed yet if it will be standard or if it will be an optional extra.
But we do know that the SRT8 Super Bee will be more affordable than a full-bore Charger SRT8. It has a starting price of $42,990, which include $995 in destination costs. In comparison, a 2013 Charger SRT8 has a starting price of $46,990, which means that the Super Bee package allows buyers to save $4000.