Hispano Suiza Resurrected From The Dead With New ‘Carmen’ Electric GT Concept For Geneva

Hispano Suiza is returning to our lives with an all-new full-electric luxury grand tourer named Carmen, set to debut a the Geneva Motor Show.

The iconic Spanish brand has released a teaser image of their new model, showing its carbon monocoque chassis. Hispano Suiza says it’s a hand-laid, “super-stiff” carbon chassis that will provide “the foundation for the car’s exceptional luxury, comfort, innovation and attention to detail”.

Named after Carmen Mateu -the granddaughter of Hispano Suiza’s founder- the new electric grand tourer is developed by the company’s production partner QEV Technologies, which is also going to build the car and its electric powertrain in their Barcelona-based facilities.

As for its design, the revived Spanish brand says that Carmen is inspired by the 1938 Dubonnet Xenia, a streamlined luxury coupe with a gorgeous bodywork.

QEV Technologies specialize in motorsport with Campos Racing and Mahindra Formula-E racing, while it’s also the European R&D facility for the Chinese brand BAIC.

Hispano Suiza has a long history in the car industry, having produced more than 12,000 luxury vehicles between 1904 and 1946, as well as 50,000 aeroplane engines. The company is still owned by the same family since its original launch, with Miguel Suqué Mateu – the great grandson of Hispano Suiza’s founder acting as President.

Hispano Suiza is part of Peralada Group, which features a global portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels and more The company’s headquarters, technical center, and manufacturing facility is also in Barcelona, Spain.

 

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    • SteersUright

      exactly my thoughts. Though I always wonder, how do these small firms manage to engineer proper crash structures on par with the latest in vehicles given their small development budgets? Is it all engineering software? Is that good enough? Are these small production cars death traps or truly modern and safe?

  • Alx

    Potential to look stunning! *fingerscrossed

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