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HWA EVO – The Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO II Restomod

About the HWA EVO – The Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO II Restomod

A renowned manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars, the Affalterbach-based company recently announced the development of the HWA EVO. A road-legal sports car takes the now legendary Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo II and equips it with state-of-the-art technology.

Limited to 100 units, the HWA EVO arrives in 2025. HWA are taking their own motorsport DNA and mixing it with something classic. The result is an ultra-modern take on one of the the most famous DTM cars of all time. Only 500 Evo IIs were created and they became a design icon of the 1990s.

The HWA EVO is based on the Mercedes-Benz W201 series and is due to get a state-of-the-art powertrain, performance, chassis and brakes. The HWA EVO is being built in partnership with US vintage car specialists, CURATED.

HWA founder, Hans Werner Aufrecht:

The EVO II was a design icon of the early 1990s and set benchmarks in terms of style. Our idea was to reinterpret this design. With CURATED, we wanted a partner at our side for this project who knows the market for such cars inside out and believes in the HWA EVO. I think we are creating the best conditions for the HWA EVO to be successful.

CEO of HWA, AG, Martin Marx:

Thanks to our company's long tradition, we see the HWA EVO as a flagship project into which we can incorporate all our experience and know-how. This further milestone is a demonstration of our capabilities and raises the bar to a new level so that we are optimally prepared for future tasks.

CURATED co-founder, John Temerian:

We couldn't be more excited for this project. With a shared appreciation for the essence of originality - and the authentic understanding of tenacity, technical mastery and mechanical excellence - HWA & Curated are joining forces in the pursuit of new automotive perfection. This venture merges state-of-the-art technology, 90s nostalgia and the thrill of the drive.

Find out more about the HWA EVO on the HWA website.

This post was authored by  Charanjit Chana Posted .

Our thoughts

The HWA EVO looks like a stunning car, taking the classic 190E DTM car silhouette and bringing it up to date. Shown in the photos are ultra-modern headlight technology and that alone makes it really stand out as something more than just a restored 190E.

There are no details on the powertrain, but I assume it will be an ICE powered car. For me, HWA should take the opportunity to bringing it right up to date and make it an EV instead.

Charanjit Chana

What We Love

  • 190E EVO II style
  • Modernisation of a classic

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