Dodge – Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis Media
Dodge is really turning up the heat before eMuscle comes out in 2024. In fact, we’ve been able to take a peek (a whole year early!) at the first-ever Dodge plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), the 2023 Dodge Hornet PHEV, and the first Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. With Dodge converting to fully electric, we’ll be saying goodbye to a long line of high-octane engines, but not high performance. With the next generation of the iconic Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger being all-electric versions, 2022 will be the last model year for these muscle cars. Dodge began a round of “Last Call” special edition models, along with the comeback of High-Impact Paint heritage color options and extending the period to order SRT Jailbreak models. With already one Last Call model announced, the Dodge Challenger Shakedown, the second Last Call model was just revealed-the 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee.
“The Dodge Super Bee is more than commemorative of a cool heritage name — it is also a Charger variant of the Challenger 1320 grassroots race package…The special-edition 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee once again offers a Dodge vehicle that is equally at home on the street or on the drag strip.” – Tim Kuniskis, Dodge brand chief executive officer – Stellantis
Like all special edition variants, the Super Bee will be a limited edition. There are only 1,000 units in production that come with the 500 Charger Scat Pack in B5 Blue and 500 Charger Scat Pack Widebody with a Plum Crazy paint job. The Dodge Plus Group and Carbon/Suede package added unique features right away, but the Charger Super Bee has a specific mix of characteristics that set it apart from the other models in the “Last Call” special edition series. Every unit created comes with a unique commemorative “Last Call” underhood plaque with the phrases “Designed in Auburn Hills” and “Assembled in Brampton” to honor the car’s origin, the vehicle name, and a silhouette of the car. Additionally, B5 Blue, Plum Crazy purple, Sublime green, and Destroyer Grey, four freshly revived classic exterior colors, are offered on all eight “Last Call” special-edition vehicles.
What distinguishes the 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee from all other Last Call versions, then? Of course, the Super Bee needs to have its own set of decals and badges, which can be seen on the front fascia grille and fenders, as well as a set of seatback emblems and an interior instrument panel badge for the Super Bee. Super Bee exterior graphics are also present on the back fenders of an SRT with a functional hood scoop. The colors of the graphics will vary depending on the model selected; they are specified as blue graphics with B5 Blue and white graphics with Plum Crazy. 20-by-9.5-inch knurled wheels with 275 drag radials are mounted on the 2023 Charger Super Bee Scat Pack, while 18-by-11-inch drag wheels are included with the Scat Pack Widebody model.
One of the final high-performance gasoline muscle cars features classic heritage aesthetics including dual heat extractors, SRT black exhaust tips, and a red four-piston Brembo brake system. For good measure, an adaptive damping suspension with Drag Mode and a Black Mopar hood pin kit has also been added.
All the details are available on Dodge.com for a more in-depth look at the Charger Super Bee and Challenger Shakedown special-edition models. With every week in September set to release a new “Last Call” model, before taking a break in October, the next model will be announced on September 7, 2022. Be sure to follow along with us on Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram social media to find out when the new “Last Call” model goes live.
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Terry is an avid Nascar fan who grew up attending races at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just down the road from his hometown of China Grove, NC. Terry currently resides in Wellington and has been writing for 15 years. He also enjoys watching the Road Runner Looney Tunes cartoon with his two sons in his spare time.