HISPANO SUIZA UNVEIL STUNNING VINTAGE INSPIRED ELECTRIC SUPERCAR
Spanish car maker Hispano Suiza has announced plans to launch its first car after more than 70 years.
The stunning 1930’s-themed car dubbed “Carmen,” named after the granddaughter of the company’s founder will be the companies first foray in the all-electric market and is set to be revealed at the forthcoming 2019 Geneva Auto Show.
Founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu the historic car brand owned by four generations of the Suqué Mateu family, now intends to return Hispano Suiza back into automotive limelight under the guidance of Miguel Suque Mateu, great grandson of the founder and current president of Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles S.A.
The new Hispano Suiza Carmen Electric Hypercar is set to be built on a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, and is inspired by the 1938 Dubonnet Xenia’s unique pre-war era design, which was commissioned by French pilot André Dubonnet and produced by Hispano Suiza.
The powertrain will come from QEV technologies, who rose to fame from its work alongside Formula E teams and other various electric car manufacturers.
Only 19 models will be produced, and while no prices have been revealed those interested can register via pre-order directly via the company's website