Move over Bumble Bee, Chrysler Group, LLC released information this morning which I think took a lot of people by surprise — a new limited edition Dodge Challenger SRT8 model named “Yellow Jacket” which will feature an exclusive “Stinger Yellow” paint job and interior accents.

2012 Yellow Jacket Dodge Challenger SRT

Based on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, the Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket features a Stinger Yellow body color and black grille surround to match the standard black body-side stripes that highlight the newly developed Yellow Jacket logo on the rear fender. New 20 x 9-inch, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with black painted pockets provide a unique performance look.

Set to make its debut at the LA Auto Show next weekend, the 2012 Yellow Jacket Dodge Challenger SRT will boast 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque from its 392 Hemi, which we have already seem run mid-12’s in the 1/4 mile — bone stock.

2012 Yellow Jacket Dodge Challenger SRT

The original “Yellow Jacket” concept car was based on the 1970 Dodge Challenger and had a Honey Gold pearl paint job. Under the shaker hood sat a 426 Hemi. The car also received many other performance upgrades as well, like a unique front spoiler, wider tires and heavy duty brakes.

1970 Yellow Jacket Dodge Challenger Concept Car

Local Dodge dealers are expected to begin taking orders for the Yellow Jacket in December 2011 with delivery slated for the first quarter of 2012.

Source: Chrysler Group, LLC Press Release via PR Newswire

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