After Mercedes made the decision to leave the DTM Series, it was left looking for new manufacturers to fill its spot.
In October, Aston Martin make the shock announcement that it would be competing in the DTM in a joint venture with HWA and AF Racing/R-Motorsport.
Now the two have jointly set up Vynamic GmbH who is tasked with the role of developing and building the new Vantage cars that will compete in the DTM this season.
The company will benefit from the knowledge of both partners, with the decision to create Vynamic to establish a strategic innovative partnership between them.
As well as the DTM machines it will also construct a small number of production road-legal vehicles.
“With the founding of Vynamic GmbH, we have taken another important step in the development of our group of companies,” Dr Florian Kamelger, partner in AF Racing AG, team principal at R Motorsport and managing director of Vynamic GmbH said. “In doing so, we want to ensure that we achieve our primary goal of firmly establishing ourselves in top-class international motor racing by the shortest, fastest route.
“We also think it extremely important that through success on the track, we demonstrate our ability to be competitive and innovate where the development and construction of limited-edition vehicles in the automotive sector are concerned.”
Ulrich Fritz, CEO of HWA AG, added: “The market environment, in which HWA AG operates – international motorsport in particular – is currently experiencing rapid development.
“Combining the many years of experience that HWA AG has gained in international motor racing with AF Racing AG’s expertise in the marketing of exclusive vehicles has enormous potential which we intend to tap into by setting up our joint company, Vynamic GmbH.”
HWA, of course has extensive knowledge of the DTM having managed the Mercedes team in the series prior to their withdrawal meaning they are vital to the project.