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HWA provides first look at modern Mercedes 190 E Evo II

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HWA Offers a Glimpse of the Contemporary Mercedes 190 E Evo II

In 1990, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, a limited production of 502 units specially homologated for DTM competition. This iconic vehicle of its time is now set to receive a modern reincarnation, courtesy of HWA.

Dubbed the HWA Evo, this reimagined classic will see a production run of just 100 units, each carrying a price tag of 714,000 euros (approximately $789,000). HWA recently unveiled the initial design images and anticipates commencing deliveries in late 2025.

HWA, a German motorsports and engineering firm, founded by one of the co-founders of AMG, boasts close ties to Mercedes, having notably produced homologation specials for Mercedes’ CLK GTR endurance race car.

While specific specifications for the modern Evo are still in the finalization stage, HWA has made it clear that their intent is not merely to replicate the 190 E Evo II. Instead, they plan to leverage cutting-edge technology in areas such as powertrain, chassis, brakes, aerodynamics, and, notably, safety.

The original 190 E Evo II and its predecessors were equipped with a Cosworth-developed 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, coupled with chassis and aerodynamic enhancements reminiscent of the actual race cars from which they drew inspiration.

Though the mechanical aspects will be modernized for the new Evo, the released images hint at a design closely aligned with the classic 190 E Evo II. Iconic elements such as the flared wheel arches, imposing rear wing, and prominent front splitter are all present. While the head and taillights maintain the original shape, they feature new designs.

HWA’s strategy involves utilizing donor 190 E chassis for their modern Evo, primarily opting for standard models as an original 190 E Evo chassis would prove prohibitively expensive. A recent auction saw one of these classics sold for 365,000 euros ($403,000).

HWA has partnered with a company called Curated for marketing and distribution purposes. Curated, a U.S.-based firm, specializes in the sale and restoration of classic cars from the 1970s through the early 2000s.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Modernization

What is the HWA Evo project all about?

The HWA Evo project is a modern reinterpretation of the classic Mercedes 190 E Evo II, aiming to combine the timeless design of the original with state-of-the-art technology.

How many HWA Evo units will be produced, and what is the expected price?

HWA plans to build just 100 units of the HWA Evo, each priced at approximately 714,000 euros (about $789,000).

When can customers expect to receive their HWA Evo?

Deliveries for the HWA Evo are expected to commence in late 2025.

What distinguishes the HWA Evo from the original 190 E Evo II?

While the mechanical details are being updated, HWA’s approach goes beyond replication. They intend to incorporate the latest advancements in powertrain, chassis, brakes, aerodynamics, and safety, offering a blend of classic aesthetics and modern performance.

Will the HWA Evo maintain the iconic design features of the 190 E Evo II?

Yes, the HWA Evo retains signature elements such as flared wheel arches, a sizable rear wing, and a prominent front splitter. The head and taillights maintain the original shape but feature new designs.

How will HWA source the chassis for the modern Evo?

HWA plans to use donor 190 E chassis, most likely standard models, as obtaining an original 190 E Evo chassis would be cost-prohibitive.

Who will be responsible for marketing and distributing the HWA Evo?

HWA has partnered with Curated, a U.S.-based company specializing in the sale and restoration of classic cars from the 1970s to the early 2000s, for the marketing and distribution of the HWA Evo.

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AutoEnthusiast74 December 27, 2023 - 12:39 pm

HWA bringin back the classics with some high-tech twist, sounds amazin!

FinanceWizard22 December 27, 2023 - 6:26 pm

That price tho, who gonna drop nearly 800k on a remake?

MercedesFanatic December 27, 2023 - 6:37 pm

Excited for the new HWA Evo, but hope they keep the old school vibes intact.

SpeedDemon88 December 28, 2023 - 2:02 am

Late 2025 feels like an eternity, can’t wait for the HWA Evo.

CarLover555 December 28, 2023 - 6:21 am

No opinion on replica or innovation, just want one in my garage!


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