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. 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
Full Carbon monocoque.
5.3 Seconds | 4 Seconds | 3.8 Seconds
250 km 250 km 250 km
1046 KG | 1082 KG | 1099 KG