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1968 Super Bee
Introduced in the spring of 1968, the Super Bee was a budget muscle car sold by the Dodge Division of Chrysler. With a base price of $3,027 the Super Bee offered buyers an affordable high performance Mopar. The base engine was a 383 four barrel cid v8 rated at 335 hp, the 426 HEMI was also available for an extra $1000. The Super Bee featured a heavy duty suspension and brakes, a four-speed manual transmission with Hurst Competition Plus shifter, and redline wide oval tires. On the outside the super bee featured racing strips circling the tail with a big Super Bee emblem on the rear fenders. The Super Bee's hood featured a decorative power bulge. The Dodge Super Bee was a direct competitor to Plymouth's Road Runner with both using the same basic chassis and engine and weighted about the same.
1969 Super Bee
In 1969, the radical 440 Six-Pack was added to the Super Bee's list of engine options. The Six Pack option added three Holly two-barrel carburetors on top of the 440 Magnum V-8, the Super Bee generated 390 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft.of torque.
1970 Super Bee
1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee
The Super Bee was switched to the Charger model for 1971 but continued to offer its impressive engine line-up, as well as its heavy duty suspension. The Hemi-power 1971 Super Bee could reach 60 mph in 5.7 seconds and ran the quarter mile in only 13.7 seconds. In its brief original four year run, the name Super Bee reached legendary status by giving the customer an ultra-high performance vehicle that they could drive to work during the week, yet take to the track on the weekend and outperform the competition
2007 Dodge Charger Super Bee
For the 2007 model year, Dodge and SRT revived the Super Bee nameplate with the limited-edition Dodge Charger SRT8. It featured "Detonator Yellow" exterior color with black hood and deck-lid face, unique "hockey stick" stripes on the rear fenders, Super Bee logos on front and rear fenders, and contrasting yellow stitching on the seats, steering wheel and shift knob. The wheels were fully polished versus the stock SRT8 Charger which featured wheels with silver painted areas. Powered by the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 producing 425 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee was the first special edition Charger from SRT. Only 1,000 units were built for the 2007 model year.
2008 Dodge Charger Super Bee
The 2008 Charger SRT8 Super Bee package featured a B5 Blue Pearl Coat exterior reminiscent of the blue used by Chrysler vehicles in the 1960s and 1970s. Instead of fully polished SRT8 Charger wheels, the "pockets" were painted black. Blue accent stitching inside replaced the yellow found on the seats and steering wheel from the previous model year. Only 1,000 units of the Charger SRT8 Super Bee were built in 2008.
2009 Dodge Charger Super BeeIn 2009, the Super Bee package featured Hemi Orange Pearl Coat paint with decals on the hood and rear quarter fenders; new Super Bee wheels with black anodized pockets with silver Brembo brake calipers. On the inside were orange accented seats and a serialized dash plaque. Only 425 units of the Super Bee were built in 2009.
2012 Dodge Charger Super Bee
The Super Bee would return for 2012 powered by the 392 HEMI engine and offered in Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black.
2013 Dodge Charger Super Bee
2014 Dodge Charger Super Bee
Powered by the 392 HEMI V-8 engine, the 2014 Super Bee model featured satin black hood graphics (charcoal gray on Pitch Black models) and black deck-lid stripes with a solid wide center. On the rear fenders are the legendary round Super Bee graphics, including the "Powered by SRT" to commemorate the modern incarnation of this celebrated performance muscle car. The instrument panel also featured the Charger Super Bee logo on a unique dash plaque. Modified software added the appearance of the Super Bee logo in the center instrument panel's EVIC at vehicle start up. The 2014 Charger SRT Super Bee model was available in five exterior colors including Bright White Clear Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, TorRed Clear Coat, Header Orange Pearl Coat and Plum Crazy Pearl Coat.
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