Hispano Suiza GT
As teaser images go this one’s rather industrial looking – a not-very-sexy picture of what promises to be a very shapely car, not to mention blisteringly fast and luxurious. According to the new Hispano Suiza company it’s an “all-electric, hyperlux grand tourer” – so grand enough to mark the rebirth of what was, in the 1930s, a very grand automotive company indeed.
The new model to make its debut in Geneva this year is called the Carmen. It’s been named after Carmen Mateu, granddaughter of Hispano Suiza’s founder. The Spanish company is still owned by the fourth generation of the Suqué Mateu family.
The latest teaser image of the Carmen shows its carbon-fibre monocoque which, like the rest of the car, has been designed, developed and manufactured in Barcelona. “The super-stiff structure provides the foundation for the car’s exceptional luxury, comfort, innovation and attention to detail,” says the firm.
It doesn’t tell us anything about how the Carmen will look, but for that we have to remember the previous shadowy teaser image with its clear hints of what Hispano Suiza calls a “classically-inspired” design. Underneath promises to be a version of the battery electric running gear from the Mahindra Formula E racer developed in Barcelona by QEV Technologies.
Another debutant then high up on our list of cars to look out for when the doors to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show open on 5th March.