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Dodge SRT8 Super Bee arrives in Oman


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Muscat: A true collector's item, there is no mistaking the unrivalled performance and attitude of the Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee — is now in Oman.

"The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee, powered by the legendary 392 HEMI V8, is a modern interpretation on the 1960s golden era of Dodge muscle cars.

"With an aggressive stance, vibrant colour scheme and performance attributes, this car will certainly create a buzz on the roads in the Sultanate," said Ismaeel Hassen, national sales and brand manager of Dhofar Automotive LLC.

Available in either stinger yellow or pitch black exterior paint with special Super Bee graphics, these exclusive models reflect a modern and extroverted interpretation of the legendary Super Bee's performance. They are built for the enthusiast who enjoys a vehicle with one mission in mind — to go fast.

The Dodge Super Bee history stretches back to the late 1960s when it was first introduced as a member of Dodge's Scat Pack performance group and was based on the mid-sized Coronet model, the standard engine for 1968 was the 335 horsepower version of the 383 cubic-inch V8 while the legendary 426 HEMI V8 also was available. In 1969, the radical 440 six-pack was added to the Super Bee's list of engine options.

The Super Bee was switched to the Charger model for 1971 but continued to offer its impressive engine line-up. In its brief original four-year run, the name Super Bee reached legendary status by giving the customer an ultra-high performance vehicle that they could drive to work during the week, yet take to the track on the weekend and outperform the competition.

The Super Bee was reinvented each year between 2007-2009 with each edition featuring a different design feature harking back to the 1960s and 70s, such as the "detonator yellow", B5 blue pearl coat exterior and "hockey stick" stripes on the rear fenders. The 2012 Dodge Charger Super Bee is powered by the new 6.4-litre HEMI V8 that delivers 45 more horsepower and 50 more lb-ft of torque than the 6.1-litre HEMI V8 it replaces — up 11 per cent to 470 horsepower and up 12 per cent to 470 lb-ft of torque.

World-class stopping power from 96-0 mph in 120 feet comes through 14.2 inch (front) and 13.8 inch (rear) vented/slotted rotors with four-piston brembo callipers. Improved brake cooling and fade performance at all four corners comes courtesy of a new underbody belly pan with integrated brake ducting. Performance numbers include 0-96kmph acceleration in the high four-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range; 0-160-0kmph in less than 16 seconds and top speed of 280kmph. This vehicle is destined to become a collector's edition and starts from only RO18,000.

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