Look Out, the Hive is Alive

There will be a swarm of high-octane news next week at the LA Auto Show as our friends at SRT will pull the wraps off two new models that will leave the competition running for cover. First off the line is a familiar face to musclecar enthusiasts and Dodge fans alike. Our beloved Super Bee is back for 2012 and it’s packing a 470 horsepower 392 HEMI® in its stinger. The “Stinger Yellow” exterior color will warn fellow car junkies that you’re not messing around. If stealth mode is more your game, you can also get yours in “Pitch Black.” As with prior Charger SRT8 Super Bees, all the good stuff is in there, like Brembo brakes, Goodyear F1 Supercar three-season tires, and unique interior and exterior graphics that will make one fine road machine.

 

If two-door coupes are more your thing, you’ll really like what our Challenger team has come up with. Our folks went scurrying through our archives and stumbled across a box with vintage concept car photos. In it they found images of the “Yellow Jacket” concept based on the 1970 Challenger R/T convertible. That was all it took to send the SRT team into high gear to  create a modern hardtop version using this cool name. This 2012 Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket will be a special edition model, and will have cool black body side stripes applied to the “Stinger Yellow” painted body. The interior will also carry the same theme with standard leather seats featuring an exclusive Stinger Yellow accent band with an embroidered Yellow Jacket logo. Like its Super Bee cousin, the Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket comes with the ground pounding 392 cubic-inch HEMI® along with a new two-mode adaptive dampening suspension system.

 

Look for both of these cars to begin their migration to your local dealer by the first quarter of 2012. But you better hurry – these two specimens are few in numbers.


  • ROADNTRACK

    So, why didnt you do a CHALLENGER convertible???

  • moparman

    The same reason they didn’t do a real charger or real superbee, as long as they are making money they could care less about heritage or what we want.

    As long as the younger crowd (I’m only 40, so don’t go there), the elderly crowd, and those who just don’t care, keep buying what they sell, nothing will change.

  • SUBLIME

    Good job…the Superbee is back.  The Yellow Jacket is nice as well.  It would be nicer if you could offer it with an optional power bulge hood with fresh air.  In addition, how about door scoops with the super bee emblems attached to them.  The black one looks good as well.  Can’t decide on which one to get. Keep the limited editions coming. I really like the custom interiors.