Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Hornet Name Plate Will Return....Eventually

In the 1950's Hudson awed the early years of track racing with their dual carbed 308C.I. six powered Hornets. AMC brought back the Hornet name plate in 1970 with their new $1994 priced compact replacement for the Rambler(Incidentally, in 1950 there was a Rambler model that sold for just $1880. In 1960 AMC was able to slide in their American version of the Rambler for $1880. In April of 1970 the little Gremlin subcompact based off the Hornet came in at just $1879). Now, a new Dodge plated Hornet model will return, eventually?

With all of the money problems over at Chrysler with the government bailout and help from Fiat, the introduction of the Dodge hornet has become delayed. Somewhere between 2010 and 2013 the potent little competitor for the Mini should debut. In 2006, Chrysler first developed the prototype, but the project was delayed over and over again. Remember the Ford Cardinal?

With 170hp, and blistering acceleration of 0-60 in 7.5 sec. the little Dodge Hornet, whenever it finally debuts ought to be a real fireball. So, where's the car Chrysler?



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