• Jul 10, 2011
Sketches of the HBH supercar based on the V12 Vantage - Click above for high-res image gallery

HBH stands for Hermann, Brandt, Hartwig, the surnames of three Danes who have had hands in cars like the Kleeman GTK, Sondergard kit car and Zenvo ST-1. The partnership specializes in assisting other companies develop projects, but now HBH has one of its own: build a one-off, mid-engined concept based on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage.

It has no name yet, but it does have sketches. The rendering released last month, looking much like a Noble, is a touch more refined, a bit less bulldog than the newly unveiled chalked-out version, and we think we like the latter better. Speaking of bulldogs, Torben Hartvig mentioned the 1979 Aston Martin Bulldog concept when talking about a precedent for changing the engine layout of the V12 Vantage, and said that with the HBH car they want "to create a car that has the Le Mans racing pedigree but at the same time, from a styling viewpoint, is in complete harmony with Aston Martin's design heritage."

In addition to the new location, the 6.0-liter, 510-horsepower V12 will be supplemented by two superchargers of HBH design. That could be good for somewhere around 700 horses, enough to take the V12 Vantage from Roman candle to Bunker Buster. Only one car is slated to be made, but if (rich) people begin lining up, we image that number could grow. A little.


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      mojonaut
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well at least they won't have to pay much for the grille. They can just go back to their previous owners and say: "Hey, Mr. Ford, can we raid your parts bin one last time"
        Ace Convoy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mojonaut
        I was just about to say that.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mojonaut
        Except for the fact that Aston Martin had that grille design before Ford did.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      50merc
      • 3 Years Ago
      ALL the new supercars are cookie cuter designs. boring looks like a new Lotus....... Also can we please stop calling all exotics supercars. so lazy and lame
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      No Henrik Fisker, no care. And yes, I'm well aware that he's no longer a part of Aston Martin.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        And that he's not apart of HBH either, considering that's who's building this and not Aston Martin.
      Bradley Wint
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a GT40 sorry to say.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bradley Wint
        You're just going by the silhouette picture, which the nose of the car carries a GT40 styling cue. But if you were to look at the other pictures, it actually resembles the McLaren MP4-12C.
      safwat_dr
      • 3 Years Ago
      So a car to be made 77, is like huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge number that they need to make a one off car ????!!!!!!!
      evilzibob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking forward to this!