- May 23, 2011
Danish firm HRH planning mid-engined Aston Martin supercar
HRH Aston Martin V12 – Click above for high-res image
Zagato, it turns out, isn't the only coachbuilder working on a supercar based on an Aston Martin: a Danish outfit called HBH is reportedly planning to build model based on the V12 Vantage as well, but theirs will be a unique mid-engine design.
The company takes its name from its founders: Jesper Hermann, Christian Brandt and Torben Hartvig. Between them, they've worked on such small-run supercar projects as the Kleeman GTK, Zenvo ST1 and the Sondergard prototype.
Drawing inspiration from the 1979 Aston Martin Bulldog concept and from Lola's Aston-powered LMP1 racer and the in-house AMR-One that followed, HBH is reportedly working Aston's 6.0-liter V12 into a bespoke chassis.
So far HRH has only released the teaser image above, which we've lightened for a better view. The project is slated to be built as a solitary example for a single customer, who will retain the rights to the design as well as any prospect of its future production. In other words, if they find the right customer, they'll build him one, but a further production run could be in the cards as well.