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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee To Start Around $40,000


The 2012 Dodge SRT8 Super Bee made its debut earlier this month at the LA Auto Show. While we still await official pricing details, reports put the price of the buzzing muscle car right around $40,000.

According to Car and Driver, an SRT spokesperson said the Super Bee will fall right between the $30,000 Charger R/T and the $48,000 Charger SRT8, making $40,000--or perhaps just under-- aa solid ballpark estimate.

That $40,000 buys a 470-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V-8-powered car with a five-speed automatic transmission.

More than just a whimsical name, the Super Bee is fully themed, inside and out. It comes in black or yellow with a Super Bee graphics package and unique logos. Inside, it gets cloth seats with a yellow-and-black Z stripe, headrest logos and dashboard plaque.

While the car packs plenty, its $8,000 drop from the standard SRT8 means it misses out on some of the standard equipment therein. Things like navigation system, leather upholstery, twelve-way memory driver's seat and active exhaust are cut in favor of the lower price.

When you get to enjoy the same 470 angry horses for a little less bank, though, who needs heated a steering wheel or cup holders?

The order books will open on the Charger SRT8 Super Bee next month, with the swarm making it to dealerships in the first quarter of next year.

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  1. Come on now a five speed auto for around $40k. How stupid does Fiat think muscle car guys are. I have a 8 year old car and its a five speed auto. I see six seven and eight speed auto coming out for the new releases. You can see why the challenger looses in sales every year. Its a great looking car but a five speed..
     
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  2. The Challenger is coming out in a 6-speed manual with a top speed of 182 miles an hr. i dont see whats wrong with that
     
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