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Hoch Technologie Autofahren (HTA) company (1946-2018) Tales: The Original B1000


#1

HTA (Hoch Technologie Autofahren) or High Technology Motoring (Translated to english) Is a German Auto Maker Founded in 1947, They make Reliable, Premium, sporty cars and also Economy cars.

They started in WWII Making trucks, and gasoline engines for Tanks. They finally started making cars
in the early 1950’s,


(Company Logo)


#5

Still weird for 1947 (I’m not sure if the term “high technology” even existed back then), but at least in the correct language :wink:


#7

German here, also history and tech buff. NO german car maker ever would use a Name like Supernova. Germans do alphanumerics. If they don’t they make sure to use names that are not in any way exciting, also often combined with alphanumerics. p.ex. Opel Kapitän P2.5, Ford Taunus 12M, BORGWARD HANSA 1500.
Also, year and Type of car are implausible. In 1948 the country was basically still a giant pile of rubble, creating a startup supercar in those years was impossible. German luxury or “premium” cars were nonexistent. Mercedes Benz survived the first five Postwar years by making trucks, and the basic 38hp pre-war 170 saloon. BMW made motorcycles and wouldn’t build cars until 1951.
And finally. 326 units is way too many. Cars of this caliber, if they existed at all, were built in Single or double digitale numbers. Look up the production figures for Just about any Ferrari before 1960. This should give you an idea.


#10

It must have been the most popular space ship of its era. Let it suggest you sth about it’s price, engine and number of made examples.

The largest European engine of that time was probably in the Rolls-Royce Silver Could - a 4.9 I6. In 1958 there was a Facel Vega FV4 with an American 5.8 litre V8, and a year later RR upgraded to their new 6.2 litre V8. Oh, yes, there was also Ferrari with their extreme V12s - for example in the 410 Superamerica, a 5 litre one, the largest they’ve made until 1992. As the name suggests, the car was primarily designed for the American market. Oh, and that engine, like all the most advanced ones until I think late 60s used two cams… in total. And Ferrari shipped 7664 (similarly priced) cars in 2015… also in total.


#14

yes, but don’t let that discourage you. take time to research, tweak, and experiment. just as a basic example, a 1955 DOHC I6 is very much a possibility, but a DOHC v12 of that size isn’t. V12’s post war didn’t really exist outside of Ferrari’s and the odd Daimler IIRC.

so i’d say aim a little lower with the mechanicals, and try to think about the car you want yours to have competed with IRL, and you should find inspiration in no time!


#20
(1953 HTA FMR)    

The “FMR” Stands for Front Mid-engine, Rear wheel drive.

It was HTA’s First “Hypercar”. Well… more likely a sportscar. Due to its low price of 18.970€ (22.100US$) (In its time)

The FMR Was inspired from airplanes, It’s monocoque galvanized steel chassis with aluminum
panels, and a 200HP 2.8L I6 taken from an old WWII aircraft.

The FMR was fast indeed, but you wont be very happy with it’s cheap interior.


(LR28 Engine)

One thing that makes this car interesting, it’s his LR28 engine.

They replaced the Old OHV system, with a new DOHC Valvetrain for more power and reliability.

  • Engine: Cast-iron, DOHC 12v Double Carburetor I6

  • Power: 199-200HP, and 267Nm Torque.

More Spec Sheet:

  • Chassis: Galvanized steel monocoque with aluminum panels

  • Suspension: Double Wishbone (Front) Double Wishbone (Rear)

  • Weight: 1002Kgs

  • Drivetrain: RWD, 4 Speed manual transmission.

  • 0-100: 9 Seconds

  • 1/4 Mile: 18 Seconds

  • Top Speed: 229Km/h

This car used the Passetto 4-Speed manual gearbox, The same as the EM183.
And it haves new Drum 2LS Front brakes.

Also, This car was harshly criticized for the fact it didn’t have rear-view mirrors.

Finding a FMR in good condition today is not hard, and one in good condition can cost less than 10.309€ (12.500 US$)


#21
(1976 HTA R2800)

The R2300’s Big brother. The R2800 has a longer wheelbase, and a new engine.
And the most remarkable change was (Obviously) the new front.

After the success of the R2300 HTA’s president decided to make a new model.

Like the R2300, The “2800” represents it’s engine size. They used a New K28 Engine.
It’s one of their first engines they used forged internals.

Other than that, the K28 haves nothing interesting at all.

Engine Spec Sheet Here
  • Engine: 2.8L Cast-iron block, Aluminum head 12v SOHC Double DCOE Carburetor I6.

  • Power: 170HP, and 238Nm Torque

The Engine was matted to a generic 5 Speed Manual transmission made by Nissan.

also, its 48Kgs heavier than the R2300. and it haves an abysmal fuel economy of 9Mpg

More Spec Sheet About the R2800 here
  • Chassis: Galvanized Steel Monocoque with fibre-glass Panels

  • Suspension: Torsion Beam (Rear) Mcperson Strut (Front)

  • Weight: 949kgs

  • Drivetrain: RWD, 5 Speed manual Tranmission

  • 0-100: 7 Seconds

  • 1/4 Mile: 18 Seconds

  • Top Speed 175Km/h

There was also a “R4300” Prototype, wich used an Updated version of the EM183 4.3L V8 engine. with more power. Actually, Nobody knows where the prototype is. And there’s only ONE photo confirming his existence.

Watch photo HERE


(The Only photo of the R4300)


#22

One of my companies uses a very similar power plant, but with MFI instead of DCOEs and all iron. With that setup and HP, the R2800 must be a really thirsty car.

I like the new front btw.


#24

Nice not-Datsun not-280z

JK it’s actually pretty cool :slight_smile:


#25
(1991 HTA LSC1)


(“Totally Not a BMW 850i”) This was the car a typical 40 year old business man would get.
Expensive, Big Engine and Super Confortable. is the typical recipe for a Luxury car.

The “LSC” Stands for “Luxury Sport Coupe”

This car costed back then 44.431€ (52.350US$)


The Engine was the new HE50B 5.0L V12.Its so smooth, that you’ll feel like the engine is off.
With a VVT System. It Launches the car from 0-100 in 5.61 Seconds.

Engine Spec Sheet HERE
  • Engine: 5.0L Cast-iron Block, Aluminum Heads 48v DOHC MFI V12

  • Power: 310-311HP, 438Nm Torque


Also, there’s the “HITCS” System. (HTA Intelligent Traction Control System) Developed in 1987.
And a New MultiLink Suspension on the rear.

You could get The PELEC 5 Speed Manual gearbox, or a LPI Automatic Gearbox. Both With Geared LSD Included.

With all that luxury, you’ll get why this car weights almost 1.6 Tons.

Still… Having a Decent fuel economy of 18Mpg.

Spec Sheet About the LSC1 Here
  • Chassis: Galvanized Steel, with Aluminum Panels

  • Suspension: MultiLink (Rear) Double Wishbone (Front)

  • Weight: 1589Kgs

  • Drivetrain: RWD, 5 Speed Manual

  • 0-100: 5.61 Seconds

  • 1/4 Mile: 17 Seconds (Maybe, Not 100% Sure…)

  • Top Speed: 279Mm/h


#26

There’s a pop-up headlight mod in the steam workshop if you want to make it a bit more not-850csi


#27

@Watermelon3878 We would get sued by BMW if we do that. :joy:


#28
(2019 HTA LSC3)


(My first try to make a modern car) Just, Another Heavy GT Car…

Weighting Over 1.8 Tons. But a lot of luxury and a New 4.1L TwinTurbo V8.

For now there’s only the GT Model. Wich you can buy now at the HTA Dealership, for 62.000€ (72.600 US$)


(Mhm… Where did i saw these tailights before? i can’t remember…)

The Engine, as i said before. is the New 41MK Turbo V8. Developed Entirely by Team Emperor.
Like Every HTA/Emperor Engine, it doesn’t go beyond 6800RPM. (Sometimes they do)

Engine Spec Sheet HERE
  • Engine: 4.1L Alsi, 32v DOHC Direct-Injection VVT TwinTurbo V8.

  • Power: 440HP, and 657Nm Torque

This car haves “HITCS” System, Launch Control, Luxury HUD, Active Sport Suspension. Blah Blah Blah…


This car can reach 36MPG on “ECO” Mode. Thanks to its Dual Clutch 6 Speed tranmission.

Launch from 0-100 In 4.60 Seconds On “R” Mode.

And have a comfort score of 43 on “Comfort” mode.

More Spec Sheet HERE
  • Chassis: AHS Steel monocoque, with Aluminum Panels.

  • Suspension: MultiLink (Rear), Double Wishbone (Front)

  • Drivetrain: RWD, Double Clutch 6 Speed Transmission.

  • Weight: 1887kgs

  • 0-100: 4.60 Seconds

  • 1/4 Mile: 12 Seconds.

  • Top Speed: 279 Km/h (Like the LSC1)

More trims coming soon… If you like this one! Constructive criticism is appreciated!


#29

The headlights are a bit squashed and the tail lights are very large, other than that, pretty good.


#31
(1955 HTA M1200)

In 1955, HTA decided to focuse a little bit more on affordable cars.
So, They came up with the M1200.
Light, Quick, Reliable, and extremely cheap to maintain. it’s was HTA’s best selling car. for 20 years.

Produced from 1955-1978. In it’s time you could get one for 4882€ (5670 US$)

This car was very basic. having every essential thing to work. a nice little 1200cc 32HP OHV i4 under the hood. Solid axle coil and torsion beam suspension. drum 2LS brakes. and a 3 speed manual (or a 2 Speed automatic optional) transmission. and a very basic interior with AM radio.

HTA sold over 2.800.000 M1200’s on europe. and also, getting a lot of fans.
It was also used in rally, modified by Team Emperor. (But it’ll make a post about that later…)

More Spec Sheet HERE

Engine: 1.2L Cast-iron OHV Single Eco Carb I4

  • Power: 32HP, 67Nm torque

  • Chassis: Steel Ladder, with Steel Panels

  • Suspension: Solid Axle Coil (Front) Torsion Beam (Rear)

  • Drivetrain: FWD, 3 Speed manual

  • Weight: 664Kgs

  • 0-100: 21 Seconds

  • Top Speed: 120Km/h


#32

Aside from the styling revisions recently suggested, I’d like to see a more powerful version of the LSC3 - perhaps a track-ready one - and a convertible in addition to the base coupe. It could be lighter, though… Why not use a glued aluminum monocoque to shave a few more pounds? Also, this car deserves a seven-speed dual-clutch instead of a six-speed.

Edit: The convertible version is finally out and, in my view at least, it looks just as stunning as the coupe, especially with the deep, lustrous metallic exterior colors you chose for each of them.


#33

New 2019 LSC3 Cabriolet!


Sunglasses required! :sunglasses:


#34

(1954 HTA El258 SuperMatic)

After HTA discontinued the EM183 in 1953, They Needed a New luxury car to offer.

The EL258 was bassically a Bigger version of the EM183

Bigger and Heavier than the EM183, The EL258 haves the FGT43 Engine
Yep, The same as the EM183. it haves enough power to move the EL’s 1550+Kgs body.


The EL258 comes standard a new 2 Speed Automatic transmission.
(that’s where the name “SuperMatic” comes from)

It features New drum 2LS brakes, heavy duty suspension, and a New interior.


The EL258 was a complete Sales failure

as HTA only made 3,675 units in europe from 1954-1955 And it’s really searched by car collectors

Spec Sheet HERE
  • Chassis: Galvanized steel monocoque with aluminum panels

  • Suspension: Solid Axle Lead (Rear) Mcperson Strut (front)

  • Engine: 4.3L Cast-iron SOHC 16v V8

  • Power: 168HP, and 310Nm torque

  • 0-100: ???

  • Weight: 1559kgs


#35

(1963-1981 HTA Leika)

Your daily dose of Soviet-ish V8 sedan! Yes, i know it’s jalopy

The Leika was a cheap 2 door RWD sedan manufactured by HTA from 1963-1981.
Only sold on europe.
With a Corrosion-rest Steel moncoque chassis. with Mcperson strut and Semi trailing arm suspension.


The chosen engine for the leika was the 40GB Engine Series. A 4.0L petrol Cast-iron SOHC v8
previously using Diesel.
A very old engine, But it’s still powerful and reliable. Producing 170HP and 237Nm torque. Maybe it’s nothing for today’s standards, But it was reported that the engine could make 200+HP with a few tweaks.


First we start with the “Entry” model, the Leika V8N, Not so interesting at all.

Standard interior, 3 Speed Manual transmission with Manual Locker, Standard AM radio, Chromed aerodinamic hubcaps, and front Disc brakes.

it also features a Rollcage for safety. because the Cheap and obsolete chassis was extremely unsafe.

And it’s not so slow, with a 0-100 in 7 seconds! Pretty awesome for a cheap 2 door sedan!

Also a Not so bad fuel economy of 11mpg. (Cost when new: 10,539€)


Next, We have the Leika LUX. This was the Luxury model obviously.
This one haves a 2 Speed Automatic Gearbox
(“Because, who wants to change gears the whole time?”)
Also, More classy Hubcaps, and a Premium interior with Premium AM radio included.
This is a very recommended choice if you just want to have a cheap, but very confortable car for going to work. (Cost when New: 12378€)


Alright! Time for some Sport Sh*t! This is the Leika GT model.
This was an Special version with Less than 10.000 Examples rolling out of the factory.

Double DCOE carburetor 203HP V8, Stiffer Suspension, a Sport leather interior and Magnesium Muscle looking 5 Spoke rims.

0-100 in 6 seconds! and 220Km/h Top Speed!

Also his 1150+kgs Chassis, makes this car corner like hell! ]

(Cost when new: 15.526€)


In 1975 HTA developed a Turbocharged version of the 40GB. Making 311HP With the help of Team Emperor. The Leika Turbo was never set in production due to the complexity of it’s Turbo system and reliability issues. And the possibility of a carburetor fire.


This car was inspired from the Trabant (Laika in jalopy). Quite obvious, Right?
Hope ya like it :wink:


#36

(1970 HTA Grün Vogel)

The Name "Grün Vogel" Means “Green Bird” in german.

The Grün Vogel was a Very limited production exotic car Produced by HTA Only in 1970.

This car was designed to compete with the Ferrari Dino and the Lamborghini Urraco


The chosen engine for the Grün Vogel was the RH30R, A 3.0L all-aluminum DOHC 32v V8 engine Revving all the way to 7600rpm. This engine was capable of making 210HP and 268Nm torque. Thanks to the Quad KHGS80 DCOE Carburetors. and weighting just 197kgs!

Also, The engine was tranverse mounted. Causing that “MR2 Effect”.


This car was very lightweight (1230+kgs) Thanks to the Galvanized steel monocoque chassis, and Fibre Glass panels.

And its very agile in the corners, thanks to the All-around Double Wishbone suspension with Gas monotube Dampers. And surprisingly, There’s no deadly oversteer at all. Thanks to the Sport Suspension setup made by Team Emperor.


The Grün Vogel can launch from 0-100 in 7.71 Seconds. thanks to the minimal wheelspin and the Medium compound tyres.

The brakes are all-around Disc Brakes. with 2 piston callipers (in the front) and 1 piston calliper in the rear.


There were made 300 Grün Vogel’s Only with a Dark Green color. There’s a little badge on the side that says "1-300", meaning you have one of the 300 Grün Vogels.

i honestly feel satisfied with this car.