Chrysler Group unveiled today the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee and announced that the car will make its official debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 16. For those who don’t know, the Dodge Super Bee was first introduced back in 1968 as a member of Dodge’s Scat Pack performance group, bringing a high-performance vehicle to the low price class.
The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee continues the tradition and appeared today showing the unique SRT badge with a 3-D helmeted bee mascot on the new split crosshair grille finished in Gloss Black.
As expected, the sporty theme will be offered in either Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black exterior paint with special Super Bee graphics. The sporty theme continues with the satin black hood graphics, with the black decklid stripes with a solid wide center line flanked by solid dual tracer lines on the Stinger Yellow model. Moreover, the charcoal gray graphics are used on the hood and decklid of the Pitch Black model.
The rear of the car features matte black decklid spoilers on the Stinger Yellow model or matching body color on the Pitch Black model. Both fenders of the car feature the “392 HEMI” badges first seen on the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392.
The design is completed by the 20 inch five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets. Behind these wheels we find the RT engineered Brembo brakes with vented and slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo calipers. The interior shows a SRT exclusive three-spoke contoured steering wheel, new Z-stripe cloth performance seats with amped yellow and silver striping in both the front and rear as well as silver accent stitching and embroidered Super Bee logos on each of the front seat headrests.
The design of the interior is completed by the Charger Super Bee logo on a unique dash plaque seen on the instrument panel. Under the hood we find the impressive 6.4-liter HEMI V8 delivering 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 470 (637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque.
Regarding the performances, Crysler says that the 2012 Dodge Charger Super Bee can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in the high 4-second range and has a top speed of 175 mph. The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee will be built in a limited edition for the United States market and the car will hit the dealerships in the first quarter of 2012.