At 470 horsepower, granted, it’s no Hellcat, but the 392 HEMI V8 still manages to move a massive amount of weight around with ease. Except don’t expect any sharp corners to become your friend.
All the power is paired to a eight-speed autobox and sent to the rear wheels, propelling it to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds; that is, if you can keep the wheels from turning into smoke.
With 470 lb-ft of torque, it’s not all that surprising that there’s a hefty amount of wheel spin. If you slam your foot on the gas, you’re more likely to find yourself in a cloud of smoke than actually getting to 60 mph in a timely manner.
It takes a minute or two to really figure out where the Charger’s perfect starting point is, without eating up too much of the tires. Once it’s up and going though, it feels really aggressive and really muscular — exactly how it should feel.
Aside from intoxicating power, other features include a well-finished interior, an infotainment screen that should keep you busy for a few minutes, room for five normal-sized people, and a big trunk with plenty of room for beer and shotguns and more beer.
And at $49,700, the Super Bee package seems to come with all the frills and gills you get on a standard Charger SRT, but you’re still able to undercut a $50K price tag (just barely). Super Bees of previous generation lacked a few amenities to keep this price point, but it doesn’t feel like this Super Bee skimped on much.
Engine: HEMI V8
Price (as tested): $49,700
Aggressive, good looking design
Plenty of power
Room enough for five