Charger Super Bee and Challenger Yellow Jacket Bring SRT8 Buzz to LA
Dodge and SRT bringing two new special edition trimlines to LA
by Patrick Rall
When the LA Auto Show opens this week, show goers will be the first to feast their eyes upon two new trimlines from the Dodge SRT lineup, including the all-new Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket and the return of the Charger SRT Super Bee.
These two new trimlines will be offered in limited quantity (production
numbers not yet specified) and they are appearance packages based around
a bright yellow paint job and black trim – although the Super Bee will
also be available in black.
First of all, the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee returns after taking
a few years off from the production run that ran from 2007 through
2009. Like the original SRT8 Super Bee sedan offered in 2007, which was
only available in Detonator Yellow, the 2012 Super Bee is based around a
new yellow paint code – Stinger Yellow. The 2012 Super Bee then adds
black trim, including a stripe over the rear end that integrates the
Super Bee logo which now also adds the SRT logo, along with more black
stripes on the hood. Finally, there is a three dimensional vintage
looking Super Bee emblem in the gloss black grille treatment.
for the 2012 Super Bee is a second color choice as SRT will offer Pitch
Black with charcoal trim rather than the Stinger Yellow with satin black
trim – although we cannot imagine why someone would not want the bright
yellow paint for which the whole package is named. Inside, the new
Charger SRT8 Super Bee will receive unique black and yellow interior
appointments on the seats with a special plaque on the dash to mark the
limited edition nature of this high performance sedan.
“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.
Next, the LA Auto Show will introduce the world to the new 2012 Dodge
Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket, an appearance package based around the
same Stinger Yellow paint that is offered on the new Charger Super Bee,
but unlike the 4-door muscle car, this limited edition Challenger is
only available in Stinger Yellow with black trim.
The Yellow Jacket
gets a unique black stripe that runs the length of the car with the new
Yellow Jacket logo appearing within the stripe on the rear quarter
panels. Next, the Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket gets a unique set of
black pocketed 20″ aluminum wheels and an all-black grille surround
along with black accents in the hood scoops and lower fascia.
the Challenger Yellow Jacket features a blacked out interior with yellow
accents and the new Yellow Jacket logo is embroidered on the race
inspired sport seatbacks.
“The Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket adds another piece of performance
car nostalgia to our rear-drive muscle coupe lineup in 2012,” said
Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports. “The
Stinger Yellow paint and interior accents speak directly to the
performance enthusiast who appreciates a memorable and collectible color
that helps deliver even more excitement and exclusivity.”
Both of these high performance SRT models will retain the same
drivetrain as the normal production models, including the new 392 cubic
inch Hemi V8 making 470 horsepower and 470lb-ft of torque. The 2012
Challenger and Charger SRT8 models also include the new dual mode
adjustable suspension, Brembo brakes and steering wheel mounted paddle
shifters on those muscle cars equipped with the automatic transmission.