Dodge’s Latest Special Edition Could Be A New Charger Super Bee

The latest special edition version of the Dodge Charger will be unveiled later today and is expected to pay tribute to the Dodge Coronet ‘Super Bee.’

Dodge is introducing seven special edition versions of the Challenger and Charger over the coming weeks to celebrate the imminent demise of the two current models. The first of these special edition models was unveiled last week in the form of the Challenger Shakedown, inspired by the 1971 Dodge Shakedown Challenger concept that was displayed at the 2016’s SEMA Show.

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The second model will be based on the Charger and was previewed under a blue car cover at the recent Dodge Speed ​​Week event. While Dodge itself hasn’t said which model from its past will inspire the limited-run Charger, Mopar Insiders suspects it is the Super Bee due to the honeycomb pattern of the cover.

The original Dodge Coronet Super Bee was introduced in 1968 through Dodge’s Scat Pack Performance Group and came standard with a 6.3-liter V8 pumping out 335 hp but a 7.0-liter Hemi V8 was also available. A 4-speed manual transmission was the only available ‘box. In 1969, a 7.2-liter V8 was made available with 390 hp and 490 lb-ft (664 Nm). The Super Bee nameplate was later moved to the Charger.

In 2007, the name returned on a special version of the Charger SRT8 which was built for two years. The Super Bee then returned in 2012 and was again built for two years, coming equipped with a host of upgrades.

Not much else is known about this new version of the Charger, although the cover confirms it will be equipped with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8. Production is also expected to be capped at 1,000 units.

Be sure to stay tuned to CarScoops throughout the day for the car’s official unveiling.

Image credits: Michael Gauthier for CarScoops

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