HWA gives first take a look at fashionable Mercedes 190 E Evo II


The Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II was a homologation particular required for DTM competitors, which was launched in 1990 in a restricted run of 502 automobiles. It is an icon of the period, and now HWA desires to recreate the magic by constructing a contemporary instance.

HWA’s automotive is understood because the HWA Evo, and simply 100 will probably be constructed, every priced at 714,000 euros (roughly $789,000). The corporate final week launched the primary pictures of the ultimate design and stated it expects deliveries to begin in late 2025.

HWA is a German motorsports and engineering outfit based by one of many founders of AMG. It has shut hyperlinks to Mercedes, together with famously constructing the homologation specials for Mercedes’ CLK GTR endurance race automotive.

Specs for its fashionable Evo are nonetheless being finalized. HWA stated it does not intend to easily construct a duplicate of the 190 E Evo II, however as an alternative plans to make the most of the most recent expertise within the areas of powertrain, chassis, brakes, aerodynamics, and maybe most significantly, security.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II

The unique 190 E Evo II and earlier Evo got here powered by a Cosworth-developed 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, and have chassis and aerodynamic upgrades much like these on the precise race automobiles from which they’re derived.

Whereas the mechanicals will probably be up to date for contemporary Evo, the official pictures level to a design intently matching the 190 E Evo II. All of the signature particulars are there, just like the flared wheel arches, enormous rear wing, and outstanding entrance splitter. The top and taillights, whereas that includes the identical form as the unique, are new designs although.

HWA stated it can use donor chassis 190 E chassis for its fashionable Evo, almost definitely possible run-of-the-mill fashions. An unique 190 E Evo chassis would possible show too costly. One of many automobiles bought at public sale not too long ago for 365,000 euros ($403,000).

HWA stated it’s working with an organization referred to as Curated to market the automobiles. Curated is a U.S. firm specializing within the sale and restoration of basic automobiles from the Nineteen Seventies as much as the early 2000s.


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