Restomodding firms are currently riding the wave of nostalgia by reviving iconic cars from the ’90s. While the Maturo Stradale and the Prodrive P25 have already made their mark, it’s now time for the legendary Mercedes 190E Evo II to shine once again.
Having a racing pedigree behind its name, HWA is the perfect candidate for this revival project. Known for its involvement in Mercedes’ DTM efforts and even producing the road-going CLK GTR homologation special, HWA has now set its sights on bringing back the Mercedes 190E Evo II. It’s no stranger to high-performance vehicles, having also contributed to the development of the Pagani Huayra R and the Apollo IE.
Staying true to the roots of the original design, HWA’s revival rendition of the Evo II doesn’t deviate far from its predecessor. The distinctive blistered arches and the massive rear wing remain intact, giving it an unmistakable presence. However, the addition of turbofan-style wheels adds a touch of modernity to this classic beauty.
While HWA is keeping performance figures under wraps, it’s safe to assume that the new Evo II will pack a punch. The original boasted a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 232bhp, but it’s likely that the HWA recreation will surpass the 300bhp mark. With a focus on state-of-the-art powertrain and chassis technology, expect nothing less than an exhilarating driving experience.
Limited to just 100 units, the HWA Mercedes 190E Evo II will be a rare gem in the automotive world. Prices for this piece of nostalgia start at €714,000, which equates to around £625,000 before taxes. However, considering the exclusivity and desirability of this revived legend, the final cost will be at least £750,000 in the UK.
1. What is restomodding?
Restomodding refers to the process of restoring and modifying classic cars to combine vintage aesthetics with modern performance and technology.
2. What is a homologation special?
A homologation special is a limited-production version of a car that is produced to meet the requirements of a race series or regulations.
3. How many units of the HWA Mercedes 190E Evo II will be produced?
Only 100 units of the HWA Mercedes 190E Evo II will be produced.
4. What is the starting price for the HWA Mercedes 190E Evo II?
The starting price for the HWA Mercedes 190E Evo II is €714,000 (approximately £625,000) before taxes.