Built by the co-founder of AMG, the HWA Evo 190E Restomod is headed to auction with a €714,000 asking price. 

Chassis 000 will head to auction at RM Sotheby’s Tegernsee sale on July 27th with an eye-watering price tag of €714,000. Ignore that price tag for a second, though, and take this restomod in. It’s been created by HWA, the company created by Hans Werner Aufrecht, the co-founder of AMG. And to say Hans knows a thing or two about making Mercedes cars faster would be an understatement.

What is the HWA Evo 190E restomod? 

The official figures speak volumes for this car’s potential. It weighs just 1350kg, has 50/50 weight distribution and features a 3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine up front. That engine produces a cool 450hp and 405lb ft of torque, which is thankfully linked to a transaxle six-speed manual!

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On the chassis side of things, HWA has stayed true to what it knows best, DTM. With historic milestones achieved in the sport, it’s no wonder that the Mercedes 190E restomod that bares the famous Evo moniker will deliver astonishing lap times. To that end, HWA’s brochure alludes to double wishbone suspension, electronically adjustable dampers and a lift system that can raise the height by 30mm. Lightweight forged wheels measuring 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear hide 6-piston and 4-piston steel brakes respectively.

Let’s not forget, though, this is still a road car. So inside, while you’ll find classic Recaro bucket seats (and 2 seats in the back), you’ll also find climate control and a digital instrument cluster with displays. Oh, and because it’s a racecar at heart, there is an integrated roll cage.

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The looks

As for us, anything that looks as bonkers as this gets our seal of approval. The wide, flared arches are delectable, as is the wing, reminiscent of the original Evo DTM car. Of course, with it being a restomod you also get up-to-date LED lights, but again, in-keeping with the original design with those square headlights and thin tailights.

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Sadly, at the time of writing there isn’t an RM Sotherby’s listing for the auction just yet, but this car, chassis 000 will be up for grabs at the Tegernsee sale on July 27th. The starting price for each HWA Evo 190E restomod is €714,000. Don’t worry if you can’t snap this one up, there will be a total of 100 cars built, with sales starting in 2025.

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