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Dodge Hornet Performance Upgrades: The Full Potential

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Dodge Hornet Performance Upgrades: Enhancing Speed and Power with Direct Connection

The Dodge Hornet, a name that resonates with power and performance, has been a favorite among car enthusiasts for its standard performance features. However, for the Dodge Brotherhood of Muscle, standard is just the starting point. The all-new Dodge Hornet features best-in-class standard performance in both of its powertrain options, but the real excitement begins when we delve into the world of Dodge Hornet performance upgrades.

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Direct Connection, the Dodge brand’s performance parts portfolio, is the key to unlocking the full potential of the Dodge Hornet. This portfolio expands with performance products developed exclusively for the Dodge Hornet, giving power-hungry enthusiasts the keys to the only factory-backed performance upgrades in the segment. In this blog post, we will explore these Dodge Hornet performance upgrades in detail.

Dodge Hornet Performance Upgrades: Dodge Hornet GT GLH Concept

Dodge Hornet performance upgrades conceptThe Dodge Hornet GT GLH Concept is a testament to Dodge’s commitment to performance and innovation. Displayed during the Hornet global reveal at the M1 Concourse, this concept car showcases available Direct Connection upgrades that can enhance the performance of the newest entry in the four-vehicle Dodge lineup. The Hornet GT GLH pays homage to the high-performance Dodge Omni GLH (Goes Like Hell) produced in the mid-1980s, promising a better power-to-weight ratio than the original.

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The Hornet GT GLH Concept is more than just a tribute to a classic; it’s a glimpse into the future of Dodge Hornet performance upgrades. With Direct Connection parts, the Hornet GT GLH boasts a better power-to-weight ratio than the original and provides a look at one potential performance path. It’s a clear demonstration of how Direct Connection upgrades can transform the Dodge Hornet into a true performance beast.

The Legacy of the GLH Moniker

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The “Goes Like Hell” (GLH) moniker is not just a catchy phrase; it’s a significant part of Dodge’s performance history. Originating from the 1980s Omni hot hatch, the GLH moniker has become synonymous with speed and power. The Omni GLH was a compact car that packed a punch, delivering a performance that belied its small size. It was a car that truly lived up to its “Goes Like Hell” name.

The GLH moniker’s revival for the 2023 Hornet crossover is a nod to Dodge’s rich performance heritage. By incorporating the GLH moniker into the Hornet’s performance upgrades, Dodge is signaling its commitment to delivering high-performance vehicles that thrill and excite. For Dodge Hornet owners, the GLH moniker is more than just a label; it’s a promise of a driving experience that “Goes Like Hell.”

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Dodge Hornet Performance Upgrades: Direct Connection Stage Kits

RTDirect Connection stage kits for the Dodge Hornet are a game-changer for enthusiasts looking to boost their vehicle’s performance. These kits offer stackable performance upgrades, enabling enthusiasts to achieve their performance goals with upgrades to the engine and transmission calibrations. The Direct Connection Stage Kit boosts the Hornet GT and includes a Direct Connection Engine Control Unit (ECU) Tuner, a unique calibration code keychain, increased boost calibration, and transmission calibration.

These stage kits represent just one facet of the Direct Connection performance parts lineup that will be available for the Dodge Hornet. Additional performance upgrades for the Hornet will include a lowering kit, dual exhaust, wheels, and graphics. Direct Connection parts will also be available to upgrade the Dodge Hornet R/T performance hybrid. Additional details, including horsepower numbers, pricing, and availability of Direct Connection parts for the Dodge Hornet, will be announced at a later date.

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The Future of Dodge Hornet Performance Upgrades

UpgradesWhile the current Dodge Hornet performance upgrades offer exciting possibilities, the future holds even more potential. One area of particular interest is the Hornet R/T plug-in-hybrid model. Although details are not yet available, the mention of potential performance parts for this model suggests that Dodge is looking to push the boundaries of hybrid performance.

The Hornet GT, complete with its GLH upgrades, is scheduled to arrive at dealerships in December. This launch could pave the way for a new wave of performance upgrades, further enhancing the Hornet’s capabilities. As Dodge continues to innovate and expand its performance parts portfolio, Hornet owners can look forward to even more ways to boost their vehicle’s performance.

Dodge Hornet Performance Upgrades: Dodge Power Brokers

Dodge Hornet performance upgrades BrokersDodge Power Brokers dealers are the exclusive providers of Direct Connection parts. These dealerships are equipped with staff trained to deliver a performance-focused customer experience. Dealership staff meet set standards of comprehensive knowledge and expertise in high-performance areas, and each Dodge Power Brokers dealer features a dedicated webpage with contact information and biographies on dealership staff trained in high-performance customer service.

Customers can purchase a Dodge vehicle with Direct Connection upgrades directly from a Dodge Power Brokers dealership. Direct Connection Modern Performance parts installed by a Dodge Power Brokers dealer have the added benefit of maintaining the balance of the three-year/36,000-mile vehicle warranty. This ensures that customers can enjoy their Dodge Hornet performance upgrades without worrying about voiding their warranty.

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Direct Connection Resources

Dodge Hornet performance upgrades Resources 1Direct Connection features an online headquarters, DCPerformance.com, which provides a one-stop online source to search and shop for Direct Connection performance parts. Parts ordered online are delivered to the doorstep by the nearest Dodge Power Brokers dealer. The site allows enthusiasts to browse Direct Connection parts by vehicle or parts categories and view pricing and product details including vehicle fitment, 50-state-legal emissions, installation instructions, install time, dealer hourly labor rates, and warranty information for Direct Connection Modern Performance parts.

For enthusiasts wanting a downloadable version of the Direct Connection parts catalog is also available, and Direct Connection merchandise and licensed products are available for purchase. This wealth of resources makes it easier than ever for Dodge Hornet owners to explore and implement performance upgrades.


Dodge Hornet performance upgrades, available through Direct Connection, offer a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to enhance their vehicle’s performance. From the Dodge Hornet GT GLH Concept to the Direct Connection Stage Kits and the support of Dodge Power Brokers, the path to enhanced performance is clear and accessible.

We encourage all Dodge Hornet owners and enthusiasts to explore these upgrades. Whether you’re looking to boost your engine’s power, enhance your vehicle’s appearance, or both, Direct Connection has the parts and support you need. With these upgrades, your Dodge Hornet will not only perform better but also stand out on the road and at the track.

Call to Action

Ready to take your Dodge Hornet to the next level? Visit your nearest Dodge Power Brokers dealer or visit DCPerformance.com to explore available upgrades. With Direct Connection, the power to transform your Dodge Hornet is in your hands. Unleash the beast today!

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