Dodge has revived two iconic names from the past and created two limited edition performance cars. The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee and 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket models will make their public debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show next week.
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket is a reminder of the original Dodge “Yellow Jacket” show car, which evolved from the 1970 Challenger and was shown at various auto show exhibits beginning in late 1969.
Based on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, the Yellow Jacket features a Stinger Yellow body color and black grille surround to match the standard black body-side stripes that highlight the Yellow Jacket logo on the rear fender.
New 20×9 inch, five-spoke cast-aluminium wheels with black painted pockets are fitted. Inside, the standard leather seats feature an exclusive Stinger Yellow accent band with embroidered Yellow Jacket logo and silver accent stitching.
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket
The Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee is a revival of the 1968 Dodge Super Bee. The 2012 model comes in a choice of Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black with exclusive interior and exterior appointments. Wheels are the same as on the Challenger special edition.
The interior features a three-spoke a sport steering wheel, exclusive Z-stripe cloth sports seats with yellow and silver striping along with silver accent stitching and Super Bee logos.
The Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee
The Dodge Charger Super Bee and Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket are powered by the new 6.4 liter HEMI V8 that delivers 470 horsepower and 470Nm of torque.
Performance numbers include 0-60 mph (0-96km/h) acceleration in the high four-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range and a top speed of 282km/h.
A limited number of both the Super Bee and Yellow Jacket will be built for the American market and are scheduled to go on sale in the first quarter of 2012.