Dodge has just unveiled the second Last Call special edition muscle car model by way of the new Charger Super Bee. Like the Dodge Challenger 1320 that debuted in 2019, this modified Charger promises to deliver enhanced drag racing capabilities with a few key modifications.
Mopar fans will certainly remember the original Super Bee launched in 1968, before becoming a Charger version for the 1971 model year. Like this classic muscle car, Dodge is trying to blend street and strip performance with this new package. The automaker plans to build just 500 of these Scat Pack-based Charger Super Bee models, with an additional 500 units based on the Widebody variant of the same trim. That means under the hood, you’ll find a 6.4-liter V8 engine producing 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. Like all Charger models, an eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available. The narrow Super Bees will all be finished in the B5 Blue exterior color, while each Widebody model will feature the iconic Plum Crazy paint job.
A set of 20 x 9.5-inch knurled wheels with 275-section drag radials will adorn every Scat Pack model, while a larger set of 18 x 11-inch rubber-wrapped 315-section drag racing wheels is standard for the Widebody. For running to the grocery store, these are very, very bad tires. To go the quarter mile, they are very, very good.
In order to get the most out of those sticky tires, Dodge fitted the Charger Super Bee with a set of adaptive dampers with a specific Drag mode, a bit of tech borrowed from the Demon. The SRT hood finished with Mopar hood pins includes a functional scoop with two heat extractors. Both models will feature four-piston Brembo brakes with red calipers and a set of black exhaust tips for an added touch of style. Speaking of which, every Charger Super Bee will feature a unique exterior graphics package, as well as model-specific badging. The interior also gets a unique treatment, with Super Bee seatbacks and dashboard graphics.
Dodge has yet to release performance numbers for this special-edition model, but don’t expect it to compete with the Challenger 1320 CEO Tim Kuniskis is comparing this model to. This vehicle was equipped with Demon’s trans brake setup, which allows for much more aggressive launches than the standard gearbox. Either way, a set of radials are sure to improve 1/4 mile performance. Pricing and ordering information is not available at this time, although the automaker will reveal information for all Last Call models later this fall.