The rare Hommell Berlinette. 25 copies made
Hommell was a French Automobile manufacturer, started in 1990 by Michel Hommell, a former racing driver and the owner of Échappement, a French car magazine. The company is based in Lohéac, near Rennes, Brittany.
A prototype of the kind of sports car he would like to be produced was shown at the 1990 Paris Salon, where it was well received, encouraging him to go ahead with a production version. This was shown at the 1994 Geneva Motor Show. The 2 seat sports coupe is powered by a mid-mounted 2.0lt Peugeot engine and 6 speed gearbox in a tubular steel chassis with all-round independent suspension.
In 1998, the Barquette, an open-top version was announced, and at the same time the Berlinette RS, as the original model was now called, had a more powerful Citroën engine fitted.
The brand has produced three models under the direction of Gilles Dupré.
Engine: 1998 cc in-line 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve
Power: 155 bhp (116 kW; 157 PS) @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 137 lb⋅ft (186 N⋅m) @ 3500 rpm
Weight: 980 kg (2,161 lb)
Top Speed: 138 mph (222 km/h)