after teasing it last month, spanish automotive/engineering company hispano suiza has released photos of its new 1,019 horsepower electric supercar. making its debut at the geneva motor show 2019, carmen is inspired by the early-20th-century dubonnet xenia, baring visual similarities when shown side by side.

hispano suiza's retro-futuristic supercar is an all-electric with 1930s style

images courtesy of hispano suiza

 

 

hispano suiza has launched carmen as a modern representation of it’s 1930s predecessor. the new edition has sliding doors, an enveloping windscreen, and futuristic lines. a carbon fibre monocoque and body panels keep its weight under 1,690 kg. two red circular lights can be found beneath the rear arch, meanwhile riveted panels cover the wheels exposing only the bottom treads.

hispano suiza's retro-futuristic supercar is an all-electric with 1930s style

 

 

the carmen’s range is currently 400 km (250 miles), using splitters, diffusers, and other aero components to give this car a surprisingly low 0.325 drag coefficient. it boasts an impressive 1,019 horsepower via its dual electric motors found in each rear wheel offering a 250-mile range. it takes less than 3 seconds to reach 62 mph and has a top speed limited electronically to 250 km/h (155 mph).

hispano suiza retro-futuristic supercar is an all-electric with 1930s style carmen

 

 

hispano suiza is taking pre-orders for the carmen which is priced at 1.5 million euros or nearly $1.7 million. the carmen will launch in a limited batch of 19 units during a 2019-2021 production run. an official customer launch is slated to take place in June 2020.

hispano suiza retro-futuristic supercar is an all-electric with 1930s style carmen

hispano suiza retro-futuristic supercar is an all-electric with 1930s style carmen

hispano suiza retro-futuristic supercar is an all-electric with 1930s style carmen

hispano suiza retro-futuristic supercar is an all-electric with 1930s style carmen

hispano suiza retro-futuristic supercar is an all-electric with 1930s style carmen

 

project info

 

company: hispano suiza

model: carmen

  • I heard the technology lies on a keyless concept? where does the technology come from – i saw the doors could be open with your phone

    hyuni says:
  • A limited batch of 19 will likely become 2-3 at that money. Look at the auctions, other than a rare few, the public interest is not in much of anything from the ’30s. (anyone who fondly remembers the ’30s is taking a dirt nap)

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi says:

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