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The Dodge Hornet GT GLH Concept is a 1980s-themed muscle car with upgrades

The Dodge Omni GLH is to commemorate their cars original performance. The car was a 0-60 MPH factory-verified in a minute and a quarter.

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It pays tribute to Dodge’s original hot hatch, the Omni GLH, while showcasing performance components offered through Direct Connection.

Carroll Shelby didn’t tune Ford Mustangs in 1984. He was immersed in the Dodge performance scene, giving many different automobiles more life. The Omni GLH, where GLH literally stood for “goes like hell,” was maybe the most well-known — or disturbing — Shelby product of the time. With the Hornet GT GLH Concept, Dodge is paying homage to that tradition. It was a true hot hatchback that developed a cult following over the years.

The Hornet’s suspension has been lowered by an inch as part of the improvements, giving it a more street-oriented stance. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine of the Hornet GT has a “unrestrictive” twin exhaust system with black chrome tips. It has 20-inch painted Direct Connection wheels that are unique, exclusive GLH graphics, and black-painted lower trim for a suitably gloomy, vintage GLH appearance. Direct Connection offers stage kits that include extras like ECU songs.

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The Hornet GT GLH Concept shows off aftermarket parts, but could Dodge manufacture something similar in-house? There are no signs that would occur, and the regular Hornet GT already has 265 horsepower, so this little crossover isn’t exactly slow. The base model of Dodge claims a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds. The R/T PHEV, which costs more, has all-wheel drive and a combined output of nearly 285 hp, resulting in a 6.1-second sprint to 60 mph. The Hornet R/T PHEV can also travel more than 30 miles on electricity alone.

In late 2022, dealer showrooms will begin to carry the new Dodge Hornet GT.