, car, Dodge Charger Super Bee 1971 5.jpg
1971 Dodge Super Bee: the Last Bee
Originally appearing as a more advanced version of the super successful Road Runner, Super Bee used the same recipe – take a simple cheap model, install a V8 engine as powerful as possible, and that’s it. Coronet model has been taken as a basis. The recipe worked quite well until 1971, when Coronet lost two-door versions. Then, in the case has entered the body from the then-produced Charger. That’s why the 1971 Dodge Super Bee is unique – is in fact the last classic Super Bee and the last used concept of a simple, cheap, but powerful muscle car.
Despite the fact that the Super Bee was positioned as the affordable muscle car (the cheapest 1971 Super Bee cost $3,300), the engines were not weak, and in fact in no way inferior to the more expensive and advanced competitors and “relatives”.
Super Bee of the 1971 model year was the first and only model with the base engine small block V8, just 5.6 liters of displacement, however producing enough power – 275 HP. Then ordinary big-block V8 engines were avaialble: 383 cubic-inch (6.3L) producing 300 HP; two 440 Magnum (7.2-liter) engines, producing 370 or 385HP (due to different settings and fuel system).
Hemi engines, which widely used on another muscle cars made by Chrysler corporation, could be installed in Super Bee only optionally. Nevertheless, it was the most powerful modification, producing 425 HP, with 426 CID of displacement. http://carswithmuscles.com/1971-dodge-super-bee/