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They're yellow and have a 6.4-liter HEMI V8. What's there not to love?
A few days ago, Dodge announced they would be unveiling two special editions, the 2012 Charger SRT8 Super Bee and the Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket, at the L.A. Auto Show, which begins later this week. And now, the American automaker has released a bunch of great photos and a few more details on each of the cars. For those who don't know, the original Dodge "Yellow Jacket" Challenger was first displayed at many auto shows in late 1969.
The new car is based on the 2012 Challenger SRT8 392 and features a Stinger Yellow body and black grille along with standard black body-side stripes and a Yellow Jacket logo on the rear fender. It also has 20-inch, five-spoke cast aluminum wheels with black painted pockets. The interior features leather seats with a Stinger Yellow accent band with embroidered Yellow Jacket logo. The Charger SRT8 Super Bee is a revival of the '68 Dodge Super Bee, but the new car is offered with a choice of either Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black exterior colors.
Stepping inside and you'll find a three-spoke sport steering wheel, exclusive Z-stripe cloth sports seats with yellow and silver striping along with Super Bee logos. It has the same 20-inch wheels as the Challenger Yellow Jacket. Each one is powered by that wonderful 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with 470hp and 470lb-ft of torque. 0 to 60 mph time is in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in the 12-second range and a top speed of 175 mph. There will be limited production for both and will go on sale in early 2012. Official pricing hasn't been released, but we have no doubt there'll be plenty of enthusiasts willing to pay a premium to own one.