The Huet Brothers original HB Special, released three years ago, was based on the aging mechanicals of a Triumph TR6. The new HB Coupe should have stronger bones: it starts its life as a BMW 1 Series Coupe.

Buyers can opt for the daily-driver model announced a couple of weeks ago, or one of the two more hardcore iterations shown here. The HB Coupe RR modifies the BMW underpinnings with a full carbon monocoque, gives it a more spartan interior, and offers a buffet of engine options, including a 220-horsepower diesel four, a 3.0-liter inline six with 306 hp, or the full M-spec 330 hp six for a 0-60 run in 5.3, 4.0 or 3.8 seconds, respectively.

Not shabby, but for the truly performance-obsessed there's also a track-ready Race model. Tino and Paul Huet are taking orders, but in order to complete development and begin construction, they're generating capital by selling their line of wristwatches.
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HB Coupe RR

The Road is my Circuit
• I want a race car for on the road
• I don't care too much for comfort
• I would like to take a bag though
• I want to be one with the machine
• I sometimes get stuck in traffic
• I promise not to crash but if I do I want to walk away

Body
Full Carbon monocoque.

Engines
HB Coupe RR Diesel | HB Coupe RR | HB Coupe RR M
2L 4cyl Diesel | 3L - 6cyl | 3L - 6cyl M
220 BHP/400 NM | 306 BHP/400 NM | 330 BHP/450 NM

Performance
0-100 kph
5.3 Seconds | 4 Seconds | 3.8 Seconds

Top Speed
250 km 250 km 250 km

Weight
1046 KG | 1082 KG | 1099 KG

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Manual 6 speed gearbox.
The Diesel is also available with a 6 speed automatic. The HB Coupe RR is available with a seven speed double clutch transmission.


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      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a beauty, this thing would stand out amongst all the appliances on the road today.
      Lord Arthur
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice lines
      AJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good to see the use of a 6cylinder in classic lines
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AJ
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        RodRAEG
        • 2 Years Ago
        Because a 1-series, in any of its variations, can get to 60 in under 4 seconds, right?
      Luke Colorado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice Wiesmann.
      Trent
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why can't we mass produced cars looked this good? This car has beautiful lines...
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Trent
        get a clue only a small number of people like something like this not masses of people
          ufm3
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Yes it's a niche car but I think more that just a few people appreciate the styling. And I think he was referring to a more classically designe car, not that every car should look exactly like this.
      imtoomuch1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very nice looking car. If only mass produced cars looked this good! I'm surprised the old car used extremely problematic and unreliable Triumph underpinnings! The BMW guts should make it a lot more reliable.
      Krazeecain
      • 2 Years Ago
      The six is fine and all but... "Could've had a V8." :P
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn that thing looks beautiful! My only quip is that the I6 is turbocharged. Would've liked to seen S54B32 under that bonnet.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      onewayroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have only 2 questions. How much? And is going to make it to North America?
        Number23
        • 2 Years Ago
        @onewayroll
        A lot and probably never.
        bouljf
        • 2 Years Ago
        @onewayroll
        Around $105,000 according to their website. As for question #2, I really doubt the Huet Brothers have the will and/or resources needed to certify this in the USA.
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sharp car. Reminds me a bit of of the Weissman.
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