First came the Dodge Challenger Shakedown - now Dodge is introducing the 2nd of seven "Last Call" Charger and Challenger models, the 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee. The Super Bee pays tribute to the Dodge Super Bee that was first introduced in 1968 and as a Charger model in 1971. Dodge says over its brief four-year run the Super Bee developed legendary status as a high-performance daily driver that could also perform on the drag strip.
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“The Dodge Super Bee is more than commemorative of a cool heritage name — it is also a Charger variant of the Challenger 1320 grassroots race package,” said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis. “The special-edition 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee once again offers a Dodge vehicle that is equally at home on the street or on the drag strip.”
2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee
Dodge says the 2023 Charger Super Bee will be the highest-performing Super Bee model ever produced. It will feature drag radials that help the Super Bee fly to low quarter-mile ETs. Of course expect special Super Bee badging and graphics. Only 1,000 will be built, split equally between the Charger Scat Pack (in B5 Blue) and Charger Scat Pack Widebody (in Plum Crazy).
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In addition to Plus Group and Carbon/Suede Package content, the Super Bee special-edition model features:
- Super Bee exterior badging on the grille and front fenders
- Super Bee exterior graphics on the functional hood scoop and rear fenders (blue graphics with B5 Blue, white graphics with Plum Crazy)
- 20-by-9.5-inch knurled wheels with 275 drag radials (Scat Pack)
- 18-by-11-inch drag wheels with 315 drag radials (Scat Pack Widebody)
- Adaptive damping suspension with Drag Mode
- Black Mopar hood pin kit
- SRT hood with functional scoop and dual heat extractors
- SRT black exhaust tips
- Red four-piston Brembo brake system
- Super Bee interior instrument panel badge
- Super Bee seat back logos
“Last Call” Highlights
The Super Bee is the second of seven "Last Call" models that mark the end of production for the Charger and Challenger in their current form as Dodge moves to electrification. Other models will be revealed through September 21st with the final reveal in November at the SEMA show.
Also for 2023, Dodge will bring back three heritage exterior colors: B5 Blue, Plum Crazy purple and Sublime green. One popular modern color, Destroyer Grey, also returns to the fold. Charger and Challenger will each offer 14 total 2023 exterior color options.
2023 Charger and Challenger R/T models will also feature new “345” fender badging, a callout to the 345-cubic-inch HEMI® engine under the hood. All 2023 Dodge Charger and Challenger models will also carry a special commemorative “Last Call” underhood plaque.
For 2023 model year, Jailbreak models will also be available for the 717-horsepower Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat, providing even more owners the option of building their own one-of-a-kind muscle car
Dodge Charger Super Bee models, as with all seven of the “Last Call” special-edition models, will be allocated to specific dealerships, with pricing and dealer information shared on DodgeGarage.com when vehicle ordering opens later this fall.
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