The reborn brand Hispano Suiza will introduce a new model in GenevaOctober 30, 2018
It will be an electric supercar, made in retro style.
Next spring at the Geneva Motor Show, the revived Hispano Suiza brand will present a new model. The public debut of the electric supercar is timed to the 119th anniversary of the creation of the prototype of the world’s first electric car, which never went into mass production.
About the new product is not known. Judging by the teaser, it will be a coupe, with a retro design and good aerodynamics. According to the current president of the company, Miguel Suke Mateu, he wants to make the dream of his great-grandfather a reality: to produce a fully electric sports car in Barcelona.
Hispano Suiza existed from 1904 to 1968. She was engaged in the production of luxury cars with four-cylinder engines of 3.8 and 7.4 liters. In 1910, the company developed one of the most successful machines – Alfonso. During the First World War, Hispano Suiza was engaged in the manufacture of aircraft engines, and in 1919, returned to cars.
It was the 20s of the last century that were the heyday of the brand. Hispano Suiza was the first to make engines with aluminum blocks and offered to equip their cars with a servo amplifier braking system. In 1938, due to the crisis and a sharp decline in demand, the assembly of cars at the company’s Paris factory was stopped. In Barcelona, cars were let in until 1944. In 1946, Hispano-Suiza sold Spanish automotive assets to truck manufacturer ENASA.
In 2010, the company appeared at the Geneva Motor Show, where it presented a supercar built on the basis of the Audi R8. The car received a new body and two electric turbocharger. The impact of the 5.2-liter V10 was 749 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque.