Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Edition
The Challenger is not the only car Dodge dresses up in yellow with a few traces of black as the carmaker will bring to this year’s edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show the 2012 Charger SRT8 Super Bee Edition. This special model is inspired by the Super Bee series that made its debut back in 1968 as a member of the automaker’s Scat Pack performance group and in 2007 it was revived with the limited edition of the Charger SRT8.
The new car will be available with a choice of two exterior colors: Pitch Black or Stinger Yellow with contrasting Super Bee graphics. The first one will feature charcoal gray graphics on the bonnet and on the decklid, while the second version will feature satin black hood graphics and black decklid stripes, as well as a solid wide center line which will be flanked by solid dual tracer lines.
Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Edition
Other features that only this special edition will have include a rear decklid spoiler in matte black for the Stinger Yellow model, while the Pitch Black gets a matching body color. Other than that, both cars will feature an SRT badge with a 3D helmeted bee mascot located on the split crosshair grille and it will be finished in Gloss Black.
Inside the cabin, the Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee Edition has bespoke Z-stripe cloth performance seats that have yellow & silver stripping, while the front seat headrests get silver accent stitching plus embroidered Super Bee logos. This logo is also noticeable on the instrument panel’s Electronic Vehicle Information Center when you start the car, as well as on the dash plaque.
Powered by a 470 hp engine, this special edition of the Dodge Charger will go on sale in the United States in Q1 2012.
Source: Dodge via Carscoop
On the set the crew broke one of the Dodge Charger myths. The car can actually pull a vault and use it as a ball and chain.
Vin Diesel talks about some of the car chases in Fast Five and about the stunts he had to pull off in order to get the job done. Check out the video below.
The 2011 Dodge Charger has just been revealed by Chrysler and the most important new stuff regards the styling redesign and the major technology upgrade. On the exterior, the car features the same “ready to attack the road” fascia, with the “split crosshair” grille, dual “scallops” on the aluminum hood, muscular front and rear fender and large body-side scallops. Also, one of the most important changes is the new tail-lamp design, which features 164 LEDs that form the “racetrack” graphic.
There were no interior photos released, but the press release mentions premium materials, a new thick-rimmed three-spoke Dodge steering wheel and four color combinations available. Like we said, the new Dodge Charger features a major technology upgrade, with the Uconnect Touch system that integrates Garmin navigation, dual-zone climate controls and SIRIUS Travel Link which, among others, allow drivers to check fuel prices. Also, more than 65 safety and security features will be available, including standard Keyless Enter-N-Go and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with segment-exclusive Ready-alert Braking and Rainy Day Brake Support, adaptive-cruise control (ACC) with forward-collision warning (FCW), blind-spot monitoring (BSM) with rear cross path (RCP) detection and ParkViewTM rear back-up camera with grid lines.
Under the bonnet, the new Charger will be available with two engines, a 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar for SE and Rallye versions, and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with four-cylinder mode FuelSaver Technology for the R/T models. Though Chrysler doesn’t mention anything about power output for the engines, a few days ago leaked details mentioned a 305 hp (227 kW) rating for the V6, while the V8 is expected to produce 379 hp (283 kW) and 410 lb-ft max torque.
The new 2011 Dodge Charger will be built at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario (Canada) and is scheduled to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2010.
While the 2011 Dodge Charger still hasn’t been officially revealed, the police-spec version, the 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit, was already detailed a few weeks ago.
Now, a video of the police-ready Charger has been leaked onto the web, showcasing the new exterior of the 2011 Charger, even though it’s wrapped underneath the police equipment and black and white livery.
Among the biggest changes to the mean looking sedan is the new rear, taken from the bigger Dodge Challenger. Take a look for yourself at the new model, in police form, in the leaked video below.
The three large US carmakers know that offering a police car means not only good money but also guarantees increased popularity with the regular public.
That’s why we’ve already seen the 2011 Ford Taurus-based Police Interceptor, as well as GM’s own Chevrolet Caprice PPV. Now, Chrysler is also stepping up its police game, and has revealed the new 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit police car.
Based on the yet unrevealed 2011 Dodge Charger, the Pursuit model promises to offer an upgraded experience to the fine men and women serving in US police departments. In order to do that, it’s equipped with better brakes, increased stability and improved software to handle police duty.
Also, Chrysler has equipped the cars with a new police interface module, which makes integrating existing police equipment into the car that much easier. The 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit will be offered with two engines, the 3.7-liter Pentastar V6, or the 5.7-liter HEMI V8.
The new police car is set to be available for order in September, after the regular 2011 Dodge Charger will be revealed.
The Dodge Charger is one impressive American muscle car, but with some major modifications from the tuners at SpeedFactory, the model went from potent sportscar to track-ready rocket.
The company’s engineers took a standard 2006 Dodge Charger and threw in just a “few” things, like a GEN III Hemi connected to a Vortech supercharger, good for around 900 HP, changed up the suspension and shock absorber setup and added 1,000 HP half-shafts. These modifications, together with the factory transmission and independent rear suspension, translate into a very fast car.
But how fast? Well SpeedFactory took it out on the drag track and the result of a quarter-mile run was a stunning 9.453 seconds, which is actually a record for the Chrysler LX/LC platform, on which the Charger is based on.
Hit the jump to see the quarter mile run of the SpeedFactory 426 Dodge Charger.
The Super Bowl took place yesterday, but besides seeing a great game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts, we were also treated to quite a few great ads.
This one, dedicated to the Dodge Charger and titled: Man’s Last Stand, is a very interesting one, showing that even though men aren’t what they used to be (something along the lines of Neanderthals, at least according to Dodge), they can still escape thanks to the Dodge Charger.
Hit the jump to see this ad, narrated by Michael C. Hall from the Dexter TV series on Showtime.
Chrysler has anounnced the most important new feature of the 2009 Dodge Charger, the new 5.7 liter HEMI V8 engine. Delivering 368hp (274kW) and 395lb-ft (535Nm) of torque, the new engine got a couple of new technologies, like variable valve timing (VVT), Chrysler’s fuel-saving Multi-Displacement System (MDS) and a set of hardware upgrades that include crankshaft structural upgrades, dual-mass crankshaft damper, floating pin piston design, valve spring design and an oil pump capacity increase for VVT.
Besides the engine upgrade, the new Charger will get a refreshed interior with satin silver door trim spears, center console cup holder rings and center stack and shifter bezels. New exterior features include new tail lamp design, antenna moved to the rear window, aluminum wheels as standard for the Dodge Charger SE and a new ‘Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat’ paint.
Chrysler has also announced that the top of the line Dodge Charger SRT8 will get dual-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, one-touch up/down windows, new front-seat head rests, remote start, air filtration and heated front seats, while a limited edition Super Bee “buzz model” in Hemi Orange with a serialized dash plaque will also be available.
The Kuwaiti Police sure have some troubles with all those rich guys running around in powerful cars evading their cars all the time, so they decided to order a new model of police cars, something sensitive like the Dodge Charger (!), and quite a few, only 150. Chrysler did go all the way to convince their Deputy Ministry of Interior, Musaed S. Al-Guwainem, who was taken to the central headquarters of Chrysler in Michigan, where a demonstration of a full police-spec Charger was given to him, convincing him that it was the right choice.
And it sure worked, the minister puttin immediately an order for 150 cars, and declaring that “Reflecting an image of strength and power is important for our law enforcement officials and the Dodge Charger portrays this image to the Kuwaiti people“. What better way to discourage the bad guys than chasing after them with a big american muscle car. After they are specially fitted with police accesories, the cars will be delivered and policemen from Kuwait will definitely be happy for them.