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SRT8 Core coming to US, Australia

by David Zatz on

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

Following the apparent success of the Dodge Charger Super Bee, an SRT8 which a small number of options removed and a roughly-$3,000 price cut, Chrysler has not only brought back the Super Bee for 2013, but is planning a Chrysler 300C SRT8 Core model, according to reliable source oh20. .

While the SRT8 Core has already been announced for Australia, the new model — in the works for some time now — has not yet been officially unveiled for sale in North America. The Australian version of the Chrysler 300C SRT8 Core, which is likely to be similar or identical to the North American version aside from being right-hand drive, will forgo the adaptive cruise control, front parking sensor, adjustable suspension, and special wheels; it will retain the specially tuned suspension, big brakes, and 6.4 liter Hemi V8. It might be slightly lighter than the standard SRT8 due to the lower amount of equipment, though any weight change is likely to be marginal.  The savings in Australia is around AU$6,000; in the US, it would likely come to between $5,000 and $6,000.

The Charger SRT8 Super Bee, which drops some equipment and adds Super Bee graphics, was, according to oh2o, responsible for nearly a third of domestic Charger SRT8 sales, appealing to those who want the performance but don’t care as much about the frills. The SRT8 will still be very well equipped.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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