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Press Release) 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Super Bee Designed for
Core Performance Enthusiasts
• Newest Charger
SRT8® offers modern SRT performance in limited-edition,
• Available in Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black with exclusive
interior and exterior appointments
• Powered by proven 392-cubic inch HEMI® V-8 with 470 horsepower
and 470 lb.-ft. of torque
• Arrives in U.S. dealer showrooms in first quarter 2012
November 9, 2011 ,
Auburn Hills, Mich. - Designed and built for the core performance
enthusiast, the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Super Bee makes its public
debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 16.
There is no mistaking the unreserved performance attitude of the
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee. Available in either Stinger
Yellow or Pitch Black exterior paint with special Super Bee
graphics, the exclusive models reflect a specially designed modern
and extroverted interpretation of the legendary Super Bee
performance built for the enthusiast who enjoys a vehicle with one
mission in mind – to go fast.
“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.
Exclusive Super Bee Content Inside
interior of the 2012 Charger SRT8 Super Bee features the SRT
exclusive three-spoke contoured performance steering wheel,
exclusive 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
The instrument panel also features the Charger Super Bee logo on a
unique dash plaque.
Newly modified software includes the appearance of the Super Bee
logo in the center instrument panel’s Electronic Vehicle Information
Center at vehicle start up.
On the exterior, the Charger Super Bee features a unique SRT badge
with a 3-D helmeted bee mascot on the new split crosshair grille
finished in Gloss Black.
Satin black hood graphics mirror the black decklid stripes with a
solid wide center line flanked by solid dual tracer lines on the
Stinger Yellow model, while charcoal gray graphics are used on the
hood and decklid of the Pitch Black model. Standard rear decklid
spoilers are matte black on the Stinger Yellow model or matching
body color on the Pitch Black model.
Both front fenders tout the historically significant V-8 engine with
“392 HEMI” badges first seen on the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392.
Flanking both rear fenders are the legendary round Super Bee
graphics, which now include the wording “Powered by SRT” to
commemorate the modern incarnation of this celebrated performance
New 20 x 9-inch, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with black painted
pockets developed specifically for the Super Bee models provide a
unique performance look.
Available Goodyear F1 Supercar three-season, ultra high performance
tires give the Super Bee tenacious grip on the road or track. Also
available are Goodyear Eagle RS-A 2 all-season tires that make the
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee an all-season performance machine.
Braking power for the Super Bee comes courtesy of SRT engineered
Brembo brakes with vented and slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo
calipers painted anodized black.
A limited number of 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee units will be
built for the U.S. market. All Dodge Charger models are built at the
Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
Both Stinger Yellow and Pitch Black Super Bee models will be
available for ordering in December at Dodge dealerships nationwide
and will be arriving in U.S. dealer showrooms in the first quarter
SRT’s legendary performance
The 2012 Dodge Charger
Super Bee is powered by the new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 that delivers 45
more horsepower and 50 more lb.-ft. of torque than the 6.1-liter
HEMI V-8 it replaces – up 11 percent to 470 horsepower (351 kW) and
up 12 percent to 470 (637 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque.
The new for 2012, exclusive SRT heated steering wheel features
available mounted paddle shifters for hands on the wheel shifting
both on road and at the race track
World-class stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet comes through
14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with
four-piston Brembo calipers. Improved brake cooling and fade
performance at all four corners comes courtesy of a new underbody
belly pan with integrated brake ducting.
Performance numbers include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high
4-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range; 0-100-0
mph in less than 16 seconds; top speed of 175 mph and stopping power
from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.
Super Bee history
The Dodge Super Bee,
first introduced in 1968 as a member of Dodge’s Scat Pack
performance group, brought a high-performance vehicle to the low
Based on the mid-sized Coronet model, the standard engine for 1968
was the 335 horsepower version of the 383 cubic-inch V-8 while the
legendary 426 HEMI V-8 also was available.
The standard transmission was a heavy-duty four-speed manual with a
Hurst Competition-Plus floor shifter. The power bulge hood let
everyone know this was no ordinary car. The Super Bee could
accelerate to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 15
seconds. Not bad for a car that you could buy for a little more than
In 1969, the radical 440 Six-Pack was added to the Super Bee’s list
of engine options. By placing three Holly two-barrel carburetors on
top of the 440 Magnum V-8, the Super Bee generated 390 horsepower
and 490 lb.-ft.of torque.
The Super Bee was switched to the Charger model for 1971 but
continued to offer its impressive engine line-up, as well as its
heavy duty suspension. The Hemi-power ’71 Super Bee could reach 60
mph in 5.7 seconds and ran the quarter mile in only 13.7 seconds.
In its brief original four year run, the name Super Bee reached
legendary status by giving the customer an ultra-high performance
vehicle that they could drive to work during the week, yet take to
the track on the weekend and outperform the competition.
For the 2007 model year, Dodge and SRT revived the Super Bee
nameplate with the limited-edition Dodge Charger SRT8. It featured
"Detonator Yellow" exterior color with black hood and deck-lid face,
unique "hockey stick" stripes on the rear fenders, Super Bee logos
on front and rear fenders, and contrasting yellow stitching on the
seats, steering wheel and shift knob. The wheels were fully polished
versus the stock SRT8 Charger which featured wheels with silver
Powered by the 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 producing 425 hp and 420 lb.-ft.
of torque, the 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee was the first
special edition Charger from SRT. Only 1,000 units were built for
the 2007 model year.
The 2008 Charger SRT8 Super Bee package featured a B5 Blue Pearl
Coat exterior reminiscent of the blue used by Chrysler vehicles in
the 1960s and 1970s. Instead of fully polished SRT8 Charger wheels,
the "pockets" were painted black. Blue accent stitching inside
replaced the yellow found on the seats and steering wheel from the
previous model year. Only 1,000 units of the Charger SRT8 Super Bee
were built in 2008.
In 2009, the Super Bee package featured Hemi Orange Pearl Coat paint
with decals on the hood and rear quarter fenders; new Super Bee
wheels with black anodized pockets with silver Brembo brake
calipers. On the inside were orange accented seats and a serialized
dash plaque. Only 425 units of the Super Bee were built in 2009.
SRT Track Experience
Owners of any Chrysler
Group SRT vehicle receive one day of professional driving
instruction from the SRT Track Experience, designed to maximize
their driving knowledge and skills on the street or track. Sessions
are held throughout the year at selected tracks.