Dodge’s parade of Last Call models continues with the first Charger in the unique lineup. Much like the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shakedown, it’s a retro throwback with one of the best names in the business, the Super Bee. Still, why is the Last Call Charger Super Bee so special, and why should you buy the limited-release muscle sedan?
What is the Super Bee Charger?
The new Charger Super Bee is one of Dodge’s limited-release “Last Call” model offerings. The automaker is unveiling the special edition cars one at a time to celebrate and close the Charger and Challenger chapters. Considering the tenure and tremendous popularity of the Charger sedan and Challenger coupe, it only makes sense that Dodge would give them a proper sendoff. The Super Bee, like the Shakedown, is an excellent start to the celebration.
First, Dodge selected its big-motor, naturally-aspirated Charger R/T Scat Pack to host the Super Bee edition. Next, like the Shakedown, the Dodge will make only 500 in the standard Scat Pack and 500 in the Scat Pack Widebody. However, these are not your commonplace Mopar cars.
What’s different about the Last Call Super Bee?
First, Dodge Garage reports that CEO Tim Kuniskis called the Super Bee a “Charger variant of the Challenger 1320 grassroots race package.” That means the new Charger special edition will carry some of the drag-strip-ready features from that 1320 package, like an adaptive suspension Drag Mode and drag radial tires. However, the Super Bee has to look the part, too. Dodge will endow the muscle sedan with logos on the seats, grille, fenders, and massive exterior graphics.
Also, the Super Bee will be available in two eye-popping colors. The standard, non-widebody Scat Pack will wear the B5 Blue with complimentary blue graphics. The more substantial Scat Pack Widebody will showcase the beloved Plum Crazy hue.
How much will the Last Call Charger cost?
Pricing information isn’t yet available for the first of the Last Call Chargers, but Car and Driver thinks its Challenger Shakedown counterpart will start between $55,000 and $65,000. However, the limited nature of the cars suggests that acquiring a Super Bee, Shakedown, or any Last Call model will be tricky. Don’t be surprised if these celebratory muscle sedans sell for many thousands above MSRP.
What years did Dodge make a Charger Super Bee?
The new angry Bee celebrates a history of Mopar road cars with the same name. Dodge first unveiled the moniker in 1968 before making a Charger variation in 1971. Since then, Mopar renewed the name for its Charger sedan in 2007. However, Dodge discontinued it in 2009 before resuming it yet again in 2012. Still, much like the 2007 to 2009 models, the 2012 rebirth only lasted three years before discontinuation in 2014.
What could you buy instead?
While you could buy one of the more recent sedan-based Super Bees, you’d be better off buying one of the Last Call models or a classic example. Still, the short-lived special editions are tempting. However, if you don’t care about a numbered release Charger, you should go for the outrageous performance bargain of a Dodge Hellcat.
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