Dodge to bring back the Charger Super Bee

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced earlier this week at a media event that the new Dodge Charger will receive a Super Bee trimline option, although no timeline was given nor were any details offered.

The 2011 (or 2012) Dodge Charger Super Bee will not be the first time the Super Bee name has appeared on the modern Charger sedan. In 2006, Dodge introduced the limited edition Super Bee package for the 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8. The 2007 Charger Super Bee was powered by the same 425 horsepower, 6.1L Hemi V8 from the Charger SRT-8 and for the 2007 model year, the Super Bee was fittingly only offered in Detonator Yellow with flat black trim. Along the center of the hood and down the sides of the car were the prominent Super Bee stripes with the vintage-look Super Bee badges from the old-school Super Bees of the 1960s and 70s. Inside, the 2007 Super Bee offered more unique badging along with a heavy dose of yellow interior trim and a dash plaque announcing the sequence number out of the 1000 Super Bees built.

The SRT8-based Charger Super Bee returned in 2008 in B5 Blue and 2009 in Hemi Orange with only 1000 and 425 units (respectively) offered in those two years. After the limited run in 2009, the Super Bee name was put to rest.

There have been no details offered but if the 2007-2009 Charger Super Bee units were any indication, we can surmise that the 2011/2012 Charger Super Bee will be based on the new Charger SRT8 – powered by the 465hp 6.4L Hemi. If Dodge follows tradition with the earlier Super Bee sedans, we can expect a limited edition of new Charger Super Bee units with a handful of dress-up items inside and out to help it stand apart from the non-Super Bee SRT8 models.

This is all speculation for now but TorqueNews will bringing you more news on the return of the Charger Super Bee as it becomes available!

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