Η Huet Brothers ανακοίνωσε ότι ξεκινά τις πωλήσεις του νέου HB Coupe το οποίο θα είναι διαθέσιμο σε εκδόσεις (Coupe, Coupe Road Racer και Coupe Race). Διαθέτουν ρετρό σχεδιασμό και ένα carbon σασί που ζυγίζει λιγότερο από 100 κιλά. Στο εσωτερικό διαθέτει αρκετές σύγχρονες ανέσεις όπως θερμαινόμενα καθίσματα, σύστημα ενημέρωσης και ψυχαγωγίας με οθόνη αφής αλλά και carbon, ξύλινα και αλουμινένια διακοσμητικά.

Ζυγίζουν 1.046, 1.082 και 1.099 κιλά και θα είναι διαθέσιμα με 2 κινητήρες. Τον τετρακύλινδρο 2,0-λιτρο απόδοσης 170 ίππων με τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα να τα κάνει σε λιγότερο από 5 δευτερόλεπτα και με τον 2,0-λιτρο της Cosworth απόδοσης 255 ίππων με τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα να τα κάνει σε λιγότερο από 4 δευτερόλεπτα Και οι δύο κινητήρες εφοδιάζονται με ένα 6-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο που στέλνει την κίνηση στον πίσω άξονα μέσω ενός μπλοκέ διαφορικού.

Αν όλα πάνε σύμφωνα με τον προγραμματισμό, η παραγωγή του θα ξεκινήσει το 2014 με μόλις 40 αυτοκίνητα να παιρνούν στη παραγωγή. Οι προ-παραγγελίες έχουνε ήδη ξεκινήσει με αρχική τιμή της €67.800.

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Δελτίο Τύπου

In January 2012 we showed you drawings of the HB Coupé series. Due to the overwhelming response we have continued to design and adjust to make it a feasible project. We have made some big changes. We down sized the engine from 6 to 4 cylinders. We managed to reduce the weight by 200 kilo’s.

The result is a light weight car with the same performance but using less fuel. It is serviceable in any garage. It has modern day comforts and safety features. It can be used as a daily driver, but awards the more sportive driver. We believe it is the way to go. There will be a limited production run of 40 cars in total in 2014. Reserving a production slot is based on first come first serve.

HB Coupe:

HB Coupé Classic

  • Full Carbon Monocoque structure weighing only 800 KG with modern safety features and comforts. 17 inch light alloys.

HB Coupé Road Racer

  • Full Carbon Monocoque structure weighing only 800 KG with modern safety features and comforts. 19 inch light alloys.

HB Coupé RACE

  • Full Carbon Monocoque structure
  • Pure Race car – not for road use.
  • Safety Roll Cage
  • Fuel cell – fully customizable

Engine & Drivetrain Standard 170 HP (Classic and Road Racer)

  • 2.0 Litre 4 cylinder 170 HP
  • 6 speed manual gearbox
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Performance 0-100 kph in under 5 seconds

Cosworth 255 HP (Classic and Road Racer)

  • 2.0 Litre 4 cylinder 255 HP
  • 6 speed manual gearbox
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Performance 0-100 kph in under 4 seconds

Interior Safety Options Engine & Drivetrain Standard 170 HP (Classic and Road Racer) 2.0 Litre 4 cylinder 170 HP 6 speed manual gearbox Limited Slip Differential Performance 0-100 kph in under 5 seconds

Cosworth 255 HP (Classic and Road Racer) 2.0 Litre 4 cylinder 255 HP 6 speed manual gearbox Limited Slip Differential Performance 0-100 kph in under 4 seconds

5 Black or creme handcrafted leather interior 5 Dashboard in colour of the car 5 Climate control – Heated seats 5 Entertainment system – touchscreen 5 Heated front and rear windows 5 Airbags Driver and passenger 5 Seat belt tensioners 5 ABS and ESP 5 Front and rear impact zones 5 Side impact reinforcement in doors 5 Integrated roll cage construction ? Choice of Dashboard – Light or Dark Oak, Light or Dark Bamboo, Aluminium or Carbon. (add €470,–) ? Choice of any colour leather interior and stitching. (add €560,–) ? Choice of metallic paints and other colours then standard. (add €600,–) ? Striping. (add €320,–) ? 2 tone colour combinations. (add €540,–)

Chassis & Brakes CArbon Fibre Monocoque Length: 4047 mm Height: 1180 mm Width: 1830 mm (including mirrors – road racer) 1760 mm (without mirrors) Wheelbase:2472 mm Weight: 800kg Front: Independent double-wishbone suspension with aluminium upper and lower arms. Rear: Independent Multi-link suspension Brake System: Four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Front: 290mm diameter ventilated discs. Rear: 280mm diameter discs. Our Monocoque structure is best explained by this simple image. It consists of 3 parts – the chassis plate, the inner shell and the body shell. It is quite something special. It has impact zones in front and back and reinforced side impact structures. It is very strong and very light. The complete monocoque weighs less then 100 kilo’s.

Contrary to general belief carbon fibre can be fixed in case of small mishaps. It is extremely durable and the material properties are excellent for car construction. We use vacuum injection for our 29 moulds. It is completely handcrafted in house.

Reservation Process

First come first serve. Reservations are split into 5 sections. Reservation form, payment 1, payment 2, test drive and final payment 3. The reservation form reserves a production slot for a HB Coupé for 30 days.

To secure a reserved production slot you need to pay the reservation fee of € 10000,– which will be held by Huet Brothers on a separate savings account. This is a refundable deposit in case you need to exit. Another down payment of €30000,– will be asked when the production starts and includes a purchase agreement stating the exact options for the HB Coupé.

After test driving and final approval the final payment is upon delivery. – Reservation form = reserves a production slot. – Payment 1 = €10k to savings account Huet Brothers = secures production slot. Refundable. – Payment 2 = €30k down payment = production start + purchase agreement. – Test drive and final approvement – Payment 3 = Remainder in Euro’s including taxes and applicable options upon delivery.