The Hornet’s styling was based on the AMC Cavalier and Vixen show cars. The Hornet, as well as the Ford Maverick, were considered a response by the domestic automakers to battle with the imports Development of the new model took AMC three years, a million man hours, and US$ million. The Hornet was an all new design sharing no major body components, but utilizing some of the Rambler .The CZ Model chambered for the . Hornady Hornet was one of the most anticipated rifles for varmint hunters in years. While I was at the SHOT show in Las Vegas, the CZ USA booth was abuzz with reports that rifles were shipping that week and as rifles were being received, posts were popping up on internet forums from happy owners..