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 needs to recreate the magic by constructing a contemporary instance.
HWA’s automotive is thought because the HWA Evo, and simply 100 might be constructed, every priced at 714,000 euros (roughly $789,000). The corporate final week launched the primary images of the ultimate design and mentioned it expects deliveries to start out 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 trendy Evo are nonetheless being finalized. HWA mentioned it would not intend to easily construct a duplicate of the 190 E Evo II, however as a substitute plans to make the most of the most recent know-how 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 just like these on the precise race automobiles from which they’re derived.
Whereas the mechanicals might be up to date for contemporary Evo, the official images level to a design intently matching the 190 E Evo II. All of the signature particulars are there, just like the flared wheel arches, large rear wing, and distinguished entrance splitter. The pinnacle and taillights, whereas that includes the identical form as the unique, are new designs although.
HWA mentioned it can use donor chassis 190 E chassis for its trendy Evo, more than likely doubtless run-of-the-mill fashions. An authentic 190 E Evo chassis would doubtless show too costly. One of many automobiles bought at public sale not too long ago for 365,000 euros ($403,000).
HWA mentioned 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 traditional automobiles from the Nineteen Seventies as much as the early 2000s.