Along with muscle automobiles, Dodge is thought for producing particular editions. This yr alone, it has pumped out seven particular version Challengers and Chargers, most of them callbacks to legendary automobiles of the Nineteen Sixties and ’70s.
The Hornet stands out as the new child on the Dodge dealership. However rituals are rituals.
Dodge continues to be Dodge. Dodge nonetheless gon’ Dodge.
Dodge has unveiled a particular version of the Hornet that, in traditional Dodge style, goes additional quick and calls again to a historic automobile.
A Idea, However Not An Out-of-Attain One
The Dodge Hornet R/T GLH is only a idea. However you’ll be capable to purchase it from a Dodge dealership. Doing so would require ordering new components and paying another person to put in them.
The mannequin makes use of components you possibly can already order from Dodge by its Direct Connection program. Sure dealerships (Dodge calls them “Energy Brokers”) are approved to put in them.
Usually, modifying your automobile can void its guarantee. However in case you let a Energy Dealer set up Direct Connection components in your new Dodge, the automobile’s 3-year/36,000-mile guarantee stays intact.
We wouldn’t be shocked to see some Dodge sellers configure these themselves and promote them as a separate trim degree, even when the corporate doesn’t formally try this on the manufacturing facility. Dodge hasn’t revealed the price of the components, so now we have no strategy to predict what sellers would possibly cost for that.
“Goes Like Hell”
The GLH title first appeared on the early Nineteen Eighties Dodge Omni, in a high-performance version designed by legendary race automobile designer Carroll Shelby (the Stetson-wearing man Matt Damon performed in “Ford v Ferrari”). The acronym, Shelby mentioned, stood for “goes like hell.”
Dodge beforehand confirmed off a GLH model of the tamer Hornet GT, additionally an idea. This R/T model makes use of the identical set of Direct Connection components however hooked up to the quickest Hornet trim.
The quickest Hornet can also be the environmentally pleasant Hornet. So the R/T GLH is predicated on the plug-in hybrid Hornet R/T. That provides it 288 horsepower in strange driving and one other 25 in case you use the “PowerShot” you get by pulling again on the paddle shifters.
The GLH sits an inch decrease, which, Dodge says, offers it a decrease heart of gravity for enhanced cornering. A brand new exhaust doesn’t add energy however mutes the engine noise much less, so that you’ll get the sense that there’s extra energy.
It rides on 20-inch customized wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires and wears GLH black and purple stripes and a purple Hornet brand.