The Challenger and Charger will be discontinued after the 2023 model year, and to mark the occasion, Dodge is releasing a series of seven “Last Call” special edition variants of the cars. The Challenger Shakedown was first, and today, Dodge announced the Charger Super Bee as the second model in the line.
The Charger Super Bee follows a long line of bee-branded models in the Mopar catalog, and Dodge says it’s the most powerful car ever to wear the name. It comes standard with drag radial tires, adaptive damping suspension, an SRT hood with a functional scoop, SRT black exhaust tips, and dual heat extractors. The suspension system features a unique drag mode, which helps unlock the car’s lowest quarter-mile times.\
The Super Bee is based on the Charger Scat Pack and Charger Scat Pack Wide Body. The cars come with a 6.4-liter V8 making 485 horsepower, which reaches the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard Scat Pack could already run elevens in the quarter mile on street tires, but Dodge added 275 drag radials for the standard car and 315 drag radials for the Widebody. Dodge will further differentiate the Super Bee from a regular Scat Pack with a unique grille and graphics, gauge cluster graphics, and seat back logos.
Dodge will build 1,000 Super Bees, including 500 Charger Scat Packs and 500 Charger Scat Pack Widebody cars. Scat Pack cars will come in B5 Blue, and Widebody models will come in Plum Crazy Purple. Additional Last Call models will be announced through September 21. Dodge will unveil the final car at the 2022 SEMA show in Las Vegas, which takes place the first week of November.
The Mopar muscle cars are being discontinued to make way for Dodge’s electrified future. The automaker has shown an electric concept called the Charger Daytona SRT EV, which features massive electric power, all-wheel drive, and an insane working exhaust system. It also offers a multi-speed transmission, an oddity in the EV world. Whether or not the concept makes it to production is yet to be seen, but it’s a clear signal that Dodge sees electricity as the muscle of the future.