Dodge Draws Influence From a Fabulous 1950s NASCAR Winner for Their New Small SUV

fans of the cars movies will be delighted to learn that the Hornet is back, thanks mainly to Dodge, and we don’t have to wait long. The American automaker is set to release the 2023 Dodge Hornet later this year. Even better, this latest addition to Dodge’s muscle cars is directly inspired by the original Fabulous Hudson Hornet that made NASCAR so thrilling to watch.

The word is out on the new Dodge Hornet

The Fabulous Hudson Hornet, the inspiration for the 2023 Dodge Hornet.
The Fabulous Hudson Hornet | Getty Images

dodges was proud to announce a new Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) joining its lineup, known as the Hornet. It’s a hybrid with a 1.3L Turbo engine and an electric motor. There is an estimated 285 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.

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