Barcelona – Hispano Suiza, the Spanish performance-inspired luxurious model, will return to the Geneva International Motor Show (March 3-5) with the Carmen Boulogne, a model of its fully-electric Carmen hyperlux grand tourer that pays homage to the model’s competitors heritage.
A product of the model’s ‘Tailormade’ division, the Boulogne options design enhancements that reference Hispano Suiza’s racing automobiles from the 1920s, whereas retaining the Carmen’s exhilarating efficiency and distinctive luxurious.
The Boulogne moniker dates again to 1921 and the George Boillot Cup, during which Hispano Suiza competed with 5 enhanced variations of the corporate’s H6 Coupé. The endurance race noticed opponents battle for victory for greater than 3.5 hours, on the roads across the French city of Boulogne.
Hispano Suiza achieved three consecutive race wins, with drivers André Dubonnet (1921), Paul Bablot (1922) and Léonce Garnier (1923) driving specifically modified variations of the Hispano Suiza H6.
Development and construct of the Boulogne model of the Carmen will likely be led by the corporate’s manufacturing associate, QEV Technologies. Also primarily based in Barcelona, QEV boasts a group of highly-skilled engineers with expertise throughout design, engineering, R&D and manufacturing for Formula-E groups, supercar manufacturers and mainstream automobile producers.
Hispano Suiza is a historic automobile model owned by the fourth technology of the Suqué Mateu household. Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza constructed greater than 12,000 luxurious efficiency automobiles and 50,000 aeroplane engines. Today, with its headquarters, technical centre, and manufacturing facility in Barcelona – Hispano Suiza embodies a proud Spanish spirit with a robust household legacy.
Further particulars relating to the modifications made to the Carmen to create the Boulogne variant will likely be introduced in early March on the Geneva International Motor Show.
About Hispano Suiza
Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automobile model owned by 4 generations of the Suqué Mateu household. Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles S.A. was based in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu with the assist of Technical Director and engineer Marc Birkigt – a associate within the firm.
In 2019, Hispano Suiza introduced the all-new Carmen on the Geneva Motor Show, signaling the resurgence the long-lasting Spanish luxurious automobile model. Designed, developed and manufactured in Barcelona, the fully-electric Carmen is a ‘hyperlux’ grand touring automobile – the last word expression of classically-inspired design, innovative chassis and powertrain expertise, exhilarating energy and expertly-engineered dynamics.
In 2000, Hispano Suiza constructed a prototype luxurious two-seat supercar HS21, which was proven in Geneva that yr. The K8 and HS21-GTS fashions, each evolutions of the primary, had been introduced in 2001 and 2002.
Since it was based, 4 generations of the Suqué Mateu household have preserved the household model, injecting impetus and dynamism to keep up the numerous heritage. On taking management of the corporate, Miguel Mateu – the son of the founder – continued the manufacturing of prestigious, top-of-the-range automobiles.
After his loss of life, his stepdaughter Carmen Mateu was nominated President and he or she continued her father’s work, holding the essence of the model alive by way of a various vary of actions together with occasions, exhibitions, conferences, e book and journal publication, analysis articles, and participation in rallies. Today, Hispano Suiza is overseen by its President – Miguel Suqué Mateu – the good grandson of Hispano Suiza’s founder.