Electric 1930s Style
Hispano Suiza Carmen

The new electric supercar Carmen by Hispano Suiza Cars was first announced last month at the Geneva Motor Show. The Spanish brand has been on hiatus for decades and is now rebranded by founder Damián Mateu’s great-grandson Miguel Suqué Mateu, while the car is inspired by the style and elegance of Suqué Mateu’s mother, Carmen Mateu.

The styling of the new two seater car is influenced by Hispano Suiza cars from 1930s, specifically the one-off 1938 Hispano Suiza H6C Dubonnet Xenia. The fully electric supercar uses two electric motors to generate a combined 1,005 hp. With a low kerb weight of just 1,690 kg, Carmen can sprint from 0-100 km/h in under three seconds before reaching the electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. The range of the 105 kWh battery would exceed 400 km when the car is delivered, starting from 2020. Inside, Carmen is full of luxury with hand-stitched leather and Alcantara paired with real wood and aluminium trim. Owners can even specific their preference for custom-developed car perfume.

Hispano Suiza has been taking pre-orders for the 19 examples prior to the launch, each priced at 1.5 million euros.