bee-and-yellowjacket.jpgDodge 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.

    bee-front.jpgFirst 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.

    srt-bee-logo.jpg Also new
    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.

    srt-bee-int.jpg“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.

    yellowjacket-threequarter.jpgNext, 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.

    yellowjacket-int.jpg“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.

    Pretty slick, right? But where does it rank in the history of Super Bees? Shout off in the Forums!