2024 Dodge Hornet R/T GLH
The 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T GLH is a concept vehicle that showcases the potential of Dodge’s internal tuner, Direct Connection.
Based on the Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid, the GLH (Goes Like Hell) pays homage to the high-performance Dodge Omni GLH from the mid-1980s, developed in collaboration with racing legend Carroll Shelby.
2024 Dodge Hornet R/T GLH
GLH’s Hornet R/T concept features a variety of modifications, including a lowering kit with new front and rear springs to improve handling dynamics by lowering the center of gravity.
It also features unique 20-inch engine-faced wheels, GLH stripes, a logo, and red Hornet badging. The R/T GLH and its gas-powered sibling, the GT GLH, have an infinite exhaust system for a more muscular engine sound.
The Hornet gets a unique GLH chart that includes black racing stripes, with red stripes indicating the name of the special edition and the unique Red Hornet badge.
While Dodge hasn’t mentioned any power upgrades, the plug-in powertrain derived from Alfa Romeo’s Hornet R/T is still impressive.
The powertrain combines a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbo with an electric motor on the rear axle, producing a total power of 288 hp (214 kW/292 PS) and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque.
This torque output is only 12 lb-ft (16 Nm) less than the Dodge Charger R/T V8 engine can produce.
Previously, Dodge had given the Hornet GT the same GLH tuning treatment. It featured the same suspension, wheels, and accent modifications, but its internal combustion powertrain produced 268 hp (200 kW/272 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.
On the other hand, the base Hornet GT features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
GT and R/T models are set to reach dealerships in spring 2023, with the GT starting at $31,590 and the R/T costing $41,590.
While pricing and availability of GLH packages have yet to be revealed, the Hornet R/T GLH Concept and Hornet GT GLH Concept provide a glimpse of what Direct Connection will offer through Dodge dealer “Power Broker.”
The GLH concept shows these dealers can provide modifications while offering a factory-backed three-year warranty.
The 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T GLH is a concept vehicle demonstrating the potential of Dodge’s internal tuning division, Direct Connection.
With aggressive styling, performance-oriented modifications, and a potent plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Hornet R/T GLH is poised to make a statement in the compact crossover segment.