2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee | Review, Price, Performance – 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. 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.
Dodge is bringing back its Super Bee package for one more nostalgic round in the hands of the brand’s ever popular Charger muscle car. The Super Bee designation was first placed on a 1968 Coronet model before it was moved on over to the Charger model in 1971. It then took a long hiatus before it was applied once again, this time on the Charger SRT8 Super Bee model in 2006, 2007, and 2008. And now the Super Bee name will be offered once again for the 2012 model year. “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.
On the exterior, the Dodge 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 icon.
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.
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Price :
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Price. – Pricing for the new 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee has been set at $25,595 – $45,925 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Interior :
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Interior. - Other amenities have also been left for the standard SRT8 and contribute to the nearly 100 pound savings in the Super Bee. Gone are front and rear heated seats wear a jacket. You won’t get heated and cooled cupholders; people in the ’60s survived without Starbucks, and so can you. Say goodbye to the 19-speaker harman/kardon premium audio system; tailpipes are better than tweeters any day. You won’t even notice the LED reading lights are gone it’s a car, not a library.
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Exterior :
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Exterior. – The 2012 Charger SRT8 Super Bee will be offered in either a Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black exterior paint finish combined with a unique SRT badge with a 3D helmeted bee mascot on the new Gloss Black split cross hair grille. The models painted in Stinger Yellow will be offered with a satin black hood and black decklid stripes with a solid wide center line flanked by solid dual tracer lines. The Pitch Black version will be offered with while charcoal gray graphics on the hood and decklid. Both versions will feature “392 HEMI” badges on the front fenders and “Powered by SR” logos on both rear fenders. The car will sit on a new set of 20 x 9 inch, five spoke cast aluminum wheels with black painted pockets.
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Engine :
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Engine. - The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee will be powered by the new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that delivers a total of 470 HP and 470 lb ft of toque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in just 4 seconds; the quarter mile in the high 12 second range; and the 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds. Top speed goes up to 175 mph. Stopping power from 60-0 mph will be made in 120 feet with the use of 14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with four-piston Brembo calipers.
The Super Bee might be slowed down by the lack of 20-inch forged wheels, which have been replaced by cast pieces. The cheaper and heavier wheels are still a split five-spoke design and remain wrapped in 245/40 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercars. This brings us to an important point on all the SRT8s. Although the 4.4-second 0-60-mph time and the 12.8-second, 112.6-mph quarter mile are impressive, a good set of sticky tires would likely shave a couple tenths off both numbers. There would, however, be a trade-off. The big, smoky, sideways shenanigans described at the beginning of this review would not be nearly as easy to perform with a better set of tires. As the Super Bee sits right now, big power slides come easy and often. Long, arcing drifts are simple to control and as rewarding as finishing a steak that earns you a T-shirt. Although bragging about performance is fun, I’d rather be out creating smoke at the track than blowing it from a barstool. Source: motortrend.com, caranddriver.com, topspeed.com.