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SRT, now a brand of the Chrysler Group, revealed two special edition SRT8 models at the Los Angeles auto show. The 2012 Dodge Charger Super Bee, referred to by Dodge as a “back to basics” model, is available in either Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black. The 2012 Challenger Yellow Jacket is available only in Stinger Yellow.
Both models feature the same 392/6.4L Hemi engine found in standard SRT8 vehicles and rated at 470 horsepower and 470 lb. ft. torque. The 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 headrests. 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 (EVIC) 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 deck-lid 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 deck lid of the Pitch Black model. Standard rear deck-lid 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 icon.