Next month’s Geneva Motor Show will see the world debut of the ‘Carmen’ – no opera but a fully-electric hyperlux grand tourer from Spanish luxury car brand Hispano Suiza.
Named after Carmen Mateu, granddaughter of Hispano Suiza’s founder, the new model is the ultimate expression of classically-inspired design, next-generation technology, exhilarating power and expertly-engineered dynamics.
Designed, developed and manufactured in Barcelona, the handcrafted Carmen is based on a super-stiff, hand-laid carbon fibre monocoque. This provides the foundation for the car’s exceptional luxury, comfort, innovation and attention to detail, which are uniquely combined with technologically-superior, fully-electric performance.
While the new model takes inspiration from the Dubonnet Xenia, one of the elegant and luxurious vehicles built by Hispano Suiza in 1938, development and build of the Carmen and its custom-designed electric powertrain will be led by the company’s production partner, QEV Technologies.
Also based in Barcelona, QEV Technologies boasts a team of highly-skilled engineers with experience across design, engineering, R&D and production for Formula-E teams, supercar brands and mainstream car manufacturers.