The second of seven Dodge special edition models commemorating the end of current Charger and Challenger production is now available. The Dodge Charger Super Bee returns as part of the automaker’s Last Call for its enduring modern muscle machines.
The Dodge Charger was last seen with Super Bee branding in 2014. Dodge claims that the new buzz-worthy Charger for 2023 offers the highest level of performance ever seen in a Super Bee, combining the V8 punch of the Charger Scat Pack with standard street-legal drag tyres for strip fun. To refresh your memory, Scat Pack models feature the naturally aspirated 6.4-liter Hemi making 485 horsepower (362 kilowatts), sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Super Bee will only be offered on 2023 Charger Scat Pack trims.
While the engine remains unchanged, the Super Bee receives the aforementioned drag radials for track traction. The tyres on the standard Scat Pack Super Bee are 275s mounted on 20-inch wheels. The Scat Pack Widebody has smaller 18-inch wheels with wider 315 rubber. The Charger’s adaptive suspension includes a drag mode, and Dodge adds an SRT hood with functional scoops and hood pins to keep with the old-school muscle car theme. The rear has black exhaust tips, and the wheels have red Brembo brakes.
A special edition model would be incomplete without graphics and badges. A badge in the grille and bee badges on the front fenders distinguish the 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee. If you don’t miss those, you won’t miss the hood graphics or the bold stripes on the back doors and quarter panels, the latter of which actually say Super Bee. Inside, there are more Super Bee logos on the seat backs and an instrument panel badge.
Dodge, like the Challenger Shakedown special edition, will only produce 1,000 Super Bees in total. The 500 models will be Scat Packs with a B5 Blue exterior. The remaining 500 will be in Scat Pack Widebody trim and painted Plum Crazy. When order banks open later this fall, pricing will be announced.
From here on out, Dodge will debut a new Last Call Charger or Challenger every Wednesday until the six main models are revealed. The seventh and final debut will take place at the 2022 SEMA show.