Yellow 2012 Charger Super Bee Does Incredible Track Run

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This Charger is one of the quickest, naturally-aspirated 392 Dodge cars in the world.

We featured a great many lightning-quick modern Mopar machines here on Dodge Forum, but the 2012 Dodge Charger Super Bee owned and driven by Bogdan Gilewski from Modern Muscle Extreme is different. This bright yellow super sedan is naturally-aspirated and it is stock from valve covers to oil pan, but it still covers the quarter mile in the deep 11s.

Gilewski’s Super Bee

As mentioned above, Gilewski’s 2012 Dodge Charger is naturally aspirated and while it is modified, the engine has never been opened up. It does have a ported intake manifold, a 95-millimeter adapter for the 95-millimeter throttle body to fit on the 90-millimeter manifold, a Legmaker cold air intake and a 170-degree thermostat, but every other aspect of the engine is factory-stock. No nitrous, no forced induction, no camshaft upgrade, no ported heads – just a bigger throttle body, a good cold air intake and a ported intake manifold help this Charger make the power needed to run 11.20s. No 392-powered car with so few mods have run this far into the 11s, making this Super Bee the quickest 392 longblock car in the world.

In addition to the few engine upgrades, this Super Bee has a Tazer, an HP Tuners dyno tune for 93 octane from Modern Muscle Xtreme, Sphone track bars, Bwoody short end links, 50/50 rear and 90/10 front Lakewoods drag socks with V6 springs, a 3,200-stall torque convertor, a built NAG1 5-speed automatic transmission with a performance valve body, 3.91 gears, 17×4.5-inch front runner wheels/tires and 17×10-inch rear Weld wheels with drag radials.

So Gilewski’s Charger has some simple engine mods, a built transmission with a big stall convertor, suspension mods and sticky rear tires.

Record Run

The video above comes to us from the YouTube channel of Patrick Rall and it shows Gilewski’s 2012 Charger Super Bee making its record-setting quarter-mile run. On the launch, the custom suspension work does its job as the front end comes up so hard that it nearly pulls the front wheels off of the ground while the weight transfer jams the rear tires to the ground. The car roars out of the hole and quickly soars down the track, stopping the times with an 11.22-second run at 121.89 miles per hour.

Bogdan's Launch Charger Passenger Side

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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