February 28, 2024

MWCapital and Hispano Suiza present the first driving simulator of the Spanish hypercar brand

Francesc Fajula, CEO of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Sergio Martínez Campos, CEO of Hispano Suiza, Luis Pérez Sala, former Formula 1 driver and Hispano Suiza driver ambassador, and Pablo Suárez, Hispano Suiza test driver.
  • The simulator allows visitors to live the experience of driving a Carmen Boulogne, Hispano Suiza’s 100% electric hypercar, on a track that emulates the historic urban racing circuit of Montjuïc (Barcelona).
  • The initiative was presented this morning by the CEO of Hispano Suiza, Sergio Martínez Campos and the CEO of MWCapital, Francesc Fajula, who also spoke about the future of the industry and electric vehicles.
  • The activity is part of ‘Remember the future’, MWCapital’s proposal at MWC Barcelona, which this year, addresses reindustrialisation to show how technology and innovation are shaping the future of key sectors.

Barcelona, February 28th, 2024.- Mobile World Capital Barcelona and Hispano Suiza presented today, at MWC Barcelona, the first virtual driving simulator that allows you to drive the Carmen Boulogne hypercar along a route that emulates the legendary Montjuïc street circuit.


The initiative was presented at a press conference by the CEO of Hispano Suiza, Sergio Martínez Campos, and the CEO of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Francesc Fajula. Both have reflected on the future of the industry and electric mobility, its challenges, and advantages, as well as discussing details of the linking of both entities for this unique project.

According to Martínez Campos, “from our first factory, through Sagrera, to our current facilities in Montmeló, Hispano Suiza continues to be a driving force for progress by fostering innovation”. “We are a very unique project – Martínez Campos continues – the only hypercar brand in our country, and we are literally blazing a trail. That is why, as we look to the future, we remain steadfast in our commitment to constant evolution.”

For his part, Francesc Fajula stated that “designing a simulator between MWCapital and Hispano Suiza is a challenge with which we want to bring the mobility of the future closer to the public“. “We wanted to work with a historic benchmark in the automotive sector, Hispano Suiza, to bring together car and technology in a unique driving experience“, concluded Fajula.


The unique experience of driving an electric hypercar

The Carmen Boulogne pays tribute to Hispano Suiza’s motor racing heritage and offers a unique driving experience, which has been reproduced using the latest technologies in this simulator: 820kW (1,114 hp) of power provided by four electric motors (two on each rear wheel), a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph) and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in under 2.6 seconds.

The simulator, the R&D and engineering work behind the Carmen Boulogne and the role of Hispano Suiza as the seed of the automotive industry in our country were the protagonists of the round table with the participation of the CMO of Hispano Suiza, Victor Cobos, the CIO of Mobile World Capital, Eduard Martín, the former Formula 1 driver and driver ambassador of Hispano Suiza, Luis Pérez Sala, and a test driver of Hispano Suiza, Pablo Suárez.

A journey to the Barcelona of the future through industry 

This experience is part of ‘Remember the future’, MWCapital’s proposal that covers the past, present and future of the sectors that have transformed industry and the economy, and that have placed Barcelona as a global benchmark.   

At MWCapital’s booth at MWC Barcelona, users can see originals of some of the iconic inventions that have transformed the industry over the last century, experience an immersive sensory journey through the four great industrial revolutions (from mechanics to electricity, digital to AI), and participate in four gamified experiences to understand how technology and innovation are shaping the future of four countries. cutting-edge sectors such as health, mobility, fashion and energy. All this, with a focus on a more sustainable, more resilient and more human-centered technology.   

About Mobile World Capital Barcelona 

Mobile World Capital Barcelona is a public-private foundation that promotes the digital development of society to build a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future through the humanistic use of technology. MWCapital contributes to positioning Barcelona as a global benchmark in the digital field and consolidating MWC’s legacy throughout the year by promoting initiatives in the field of technology transfer, the promotion of digital talent, the development of innovative technological projects with social impact and the generation of knowledge. MWCapital hosts MWC in Barcelona, is the founder of 4YFN and connects citizens with the latest digital trends through Jump2Digital and Tech&Play. 

About Hispano Suiza

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automobile brand owned by four generations of the Suqué Mateu family. Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, with the help of technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company. In 2024 it will be 120 years old, being one of the brands with the longest legacy in the history of the automotive industry.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza produced more than 12,000 high-performance luxury cars and 50,000 aircraft engines. In 2019, the brand unveiled the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its 100 percent electric “Hypercar”, and a year later, it would up the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total there are 24 exclusive and limited units. The first Carmen Boulogne in the United States was delivered in 2022.

120 years later, and following in the wake of the successful Hispano Suiza, the great-grandson of the founder Miguel Suqué Mateu continues to preserve the brand, providing impetus and dynamism with a clear vocation for the future and permanence.

Press contact:

For more information about Hispano Suiza, please contact the press office: press@hispanosuizacars.com

February 19, 2024

Carmen Sagrera: Hispano Suiza unveils the first images of its new hypercar

  • Hispano Suiza shows its new hypercar for the first time in 12-second teaser.
  • Its large, exposed carbon fibre rear wing is a real statement of intent.
  • Sagrera is the third member of Hispano Suiza’s range of hypercars: it will arrive in June 2024 to coincide with the brand’s 120th anniversary.

Barcelona, 19th February 2024. Hispano Suiza has unveiled the first images of its new hypercar, the Carmen Sagrera, in a 12-second teaser video. It will be the third model in the company’s range of all-electric hypercars and is due to be unveiled in mid-2024, to mark the brand’s 120th anniversary.

The company’s new hypercar, designed by Francesc Arenas, will have a rear end dominated by a large exposed carbon fibre spoiler. This evolution, resulting from the technical team’s expertise – led by CTO Juan Fernández – gives the model an even sportier look, without compromising the hyperlux philosophy, a concept coined by Hispano Suiza when it launched the Carmen back in 2019.

This is in addition to the new 103 kW battery capacity, which will increase the overall driving range.

The new Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera expands the range of electrified hypercars and will be the ideal testimony to the 120-year history of the company founded by Damián Mateu and Mark Birkigt in Barcelona in 1904.

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera, a nod to the company’s roots

Sagrera is a nod to Hispano Suiza’s roots: La Sagrera district of Barcelona was in fact the area where the company established its first large production factory.

The growing success of its models forced Hispano Suiza to move to La Sagrera, renowned for its booming industrial activity. In 1907 Hispano Suiza built there its first large factory which allowed the company to increase its production. It was located on Ribas road, where it came to occupy a surface area of 50,000 m2 and underwent two extensions to meet the growing market needs, employing 1,800 people.

Watch the new Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera teaser on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4O_7KWY7mwU

About Hispano Suiza:

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand currently owned by the fourth generation of the Suqué Mateu family. Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, with the help of the technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company. In 2024 Hispano Suiza will celebrate its 120th  anniversary, making it one of the brands with the longest legacy in the history of the automotive industry.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza produced more than 12,000 high-performance luxury cars and 50,000 aircraft engines. In 2019, the brand unveiled the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its fully electric “Hypercar”, and a year later, it would up the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total there are 24 exclusive and limited units. The first Carmen Boulogne in the United States was delivered in 2022.

120 years later, and following in the wake of the successful Hispano Suiza, the great-grandson of the founder Miguel Suqué Mateu continues to preserve the brand, providing momentum and dynamism with a clear vision for the future of the company.

Press contact:

For more information about Hispano Suiza, please contact the press office: press@hispanosuizacars.com

February 7, 2024

Hispano Suiza presents its new online boutique

  • Hispano Suiza launches its online boutique: www.hispanosuiza.boutique.
  • The brand offers a range of premium products for sale, from clothing to accessories such as sunglasses and even a versatile work briefcase.
  • In 2024 a new collection inspired by the new corporate image will be presented.

Barcelona, February 7th, 2024. Hispano Suiza presents its new online boutique, www.hispanosuiza.boutique. The first collection, already available, is a careful selection of products that reflect the values of the brand, and at the same time, allow its followers to proudly wear the stork emblem.

Short-sleeved polo shirts in soft cotton piqué in Cava or Maroon colour; a classic white, French-collared shirt in cotton poplin with embroidered logo on the chest; a warm grey sports jumper with round neck are just some of the items already available in the Hispano Suiza online boutique. The product line is rounded off by a pair of exclusive coffee brown sunglasses and a versatile black briefcase in waterproof fabric, which can hold a laptop up to 15.6″ or tablet up to 10″ and also features a USB charging port.

A new Hispano Suiza Capsule Collection will be launched in mid-2024 and will reflect the brand’s new corporate image launched in April 2023. Hispano Suiza continues to expand its philosophy of experiencing “the pleasure of belonging to something unique” with its exclusive range of clothing and accessories.

About Hispano Suiza:

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand currently owned by the fourth generation of the Suqué Mateu family. Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, with the help of the technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company. In 2024 Hispano Suiza will celebrate its 120th anniversary, making it one of the brands with the longest legacy in the history of the automotive industry.


Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza produced more than 12,000 high-performance luxury cars and 50,000 aircraft engines. In 2019, the brand unveiled the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its fully electric “Hypercar”, and a year later, it would up the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total there are 24 exclusive and limited units. The first Carmen Boulogne in the United States was delivered in 2022.


120 years later, and following in the wake of the successful Hispano Suiza, the great-grandson of the founder Miguel Suqué Mateu continues to preserve the brand, providing momentum and dynamism with a clear vision for the future of the company.

Press contact:

For more information about Hispano Suiza, please contact the press office: press@hispanosuizacars.com

November 23, 2023

Hispano Suiza reveals the name of its new car: Sagrera

  • The evolution of the Hispano Suiza Carmen will be called Sagrera, paying homage to one of the most important Hispano Suiza factories of the 20th century.
  • The Sagrera will arrive in 2024, coinciding with the 120th anniversary of the brand.
  • This model completes the Hispano Suiza range of hypercars joining the Carmen and the Carmen Boulogne.

Barcelona, 23rd November, 2023. The legend of Hispano Suiza doesn’t stop as the company continues its evolution as a manufacturer of fully electric hypercars. Founded in 1904 and set to celebrate its 120th anniversary next year, Hispano Suiza has revealed the name of its new vehicle: Sagrera. A name that, like Carmen or Boulogne, is deeply rooted in Hispano Suiza’s history. In 1911, pushed by the commercial success of its vehicles, Hispano Suiza moved to ‘La Sagrera’ district of Barcelona, an area renowned for its industrial activity, There it established the company’s first large factory to increase its production. It was located on Ribas road, where it came to occupy a surface area of 50,000 m2 and underwent two extensions to meet the growing market needs. The Hispano Suiza factory employed 1,800 people.

For Miguel Suqué Mateu, president of Hispano Suiza, “La Sagrera played an important role in the history of Hispano Suiza, contributing significantly to our growth as a company. Now, coinciding with our 120th anniversary, the time has come for us to pay tribute to La Sagrera and we will do so by proudly carrying the name of this Barcelona district around the world, thanks to our new hypercar”.

Sagrera, the pleasure of belonging to something unique

On a technical level, the Sagrera will incorporate the new 103kW battery that has already being tested on the Carmen Boulogne and will represent an important evolution in terms of aerodynamics.

About this new version, Sergio Martínez Campos, CEO of Hispano Suiza points out that “it is the result of the constant evolution of the Carmen and the Carmen Boulogne. It also lays the foundations for the design line that the brand will follow in the coming years. I can’t reveal too many details yet, but the Sagrera is here to continue fulfilling our clients’ wishes: they asked us a car like this, and to continue to be unique”.

In short, the Sagrera has been created to keep the legend alive, taking performance, sportiness and passion for luxury to a whole new level.

About Hispano Suiza:

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand currently owned by the fourth generation of the Suqué Mateu family. Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, with the help of the technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company. In 2024 Hispano Suiza will celebrate its 120th anniversary, making it one of the brands with the longest legacy in the history of the automotive industry.
Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza produced more than 12,000 high-performance luxury cars and 50,000 aircraft engines. In 2019, the brand unveiled the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its fully electric “Hypercar”, and a year later, it would up the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total there are 24 exclusive and limited units. The first Carmen Boulogne in the United States was delivered in 2022.
120 years later, and following in the wake of the successful Hispano Suiza, the great-grandson of the founder Miguel Suqué Mateu continues to preserve the brand, providing momentum and dynamism with a clear vision for the future of the company.

Press contact:
For more information about Hispano Suiza, please contact the press office: press@hispanosuizacars.com

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August 22, 2023

The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne shines at the Monterey Car Week

  • Hispano Suiza took part for the second consecutive year, in the Monterey Car Week held in California on August 14-20
  • The Spanish brand shined at The Quail “A Motorsports Gathering” with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in black.
  • “We are already thinking about the 2024 edition” said Sergio Martinez Campos CEO of Hispano Suiza.

The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne has just finalised its participation in a new edition of Monterey Car Week, in California (USA), attended by motorsport fans, automotive collectors and celebrities from different fields.

The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne at The Quail, “A Motorsports Gathering”.

The most important appointment for Hispano Suiza was at The Quail, “A Motorsports Gathering”. Hispano Suiza sponsored the event that this year celebrated its 20th anniversary and was attended by 6,000 people. In this edition, the brand expanded its presence with more square meters and two clearly differentiated areas: one dedicated to hospitality and the other one to the car display. Personalities such as former Formula 1 driver Emerson Fittipaldi, influencer Alexandra Mary Hirschi, aka @Supercarblondie, or Nina Weizenecker (@ninacarmaria) came by to admire Hispano Suiza’s fully electric hypercar. For Sergio Martínez Campos, CEO of Hispano Suiza “what we have experienced at The Quail, and throughout the week, demonstrates the passion of the American market for our brand. This encourages us to think about the Monterey Car Week of 2024 from now on”.

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne

Another of the highlights of the Monterey Car Week took place on the night of Thursday, August 17 at the renowned Pebble Beach Beach Club. Hispano Suiza once again sponsored the conference organized by the Petersen Museum under the title “From Race to Road’” where Joan Orús, R D Advisor of Hispano Suiza, shared the stage with Aloisa Ruf, from RUF Automobile professional driver Patrick Lon g and Marc OedeKoven, collector and executive vice president of Scan Logistics. Joan Orús highlighted the driving emotions stirred by the Hispano Suiza Carmen and recognized that his favorite classic is the Hispano Suiza Xenia Dubonnet.

ABOUT HISPANO SUIZA

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand owned by the Suqué Mateu family, now in its fourth generation. Hispano Suiza Automobile Factory S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, together with technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza manufactured more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. Currently, with its headquarters, technical center and manufacturing plant located in Barcelona (Spain), it embodies a spirit that combines the pride of being a Spanish brand with a solid family legacy.

In 2019, the brand presented the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its new 100% electric hypercar, and a year later, it upped the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total 24 exclusive units will be produced.

In 2022, the first unit of Carmen Boulogne was delivered in the United States.

Since its foundation, four generations of the Suqué Mateu family have preserved the brand, providing impetus and dynamism to maintain its significant heritage. Currently, Miguel Suqué Mateu, great-grandson of the brand’s founder, is at the helm of Hispano Suiza as its Chairman.

Hispano Suiza is part of the Peralada Group, which represents the pinnacle of luxury dining and entertainment through its global portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, vineyards, music festivals and marinas.

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August 1, 2023

Monterey Car Week next destination for the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne

  • Hispano Suiza returns to the United States to take part in the Monterey Car Week held from August 14 to 20 in California.
  • The Spanish brand will be at The Quail with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne.
  • Hispano Suiza will sponsor the Petersen Museum dinner at the exclusive Pebble Beach Beach Club.

Barcelona, August 1st, 2023. The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne will be seen in California from August 14 to 20 in a new edition of the Monterey Car Week as the city of Monterey and its surroundings will turn into the epicenter of the automotive world Every year, around 100,000 people gather at this event which attracts automotive enthusiasts, car collectors and celebrities.

Hispano Suiza will be at The Quail, “A Motorsports Gathering with a newly designed stand, featuring a hospitality area alongside the car display, strengthening the brand’s presence at this important automotive gathering.

Sergio Martínez Campos, CEO of Hispano Suiza said The United States are a strategic market for us. For this reason, the Monterey Car Week has already become a key fixture in our calendar of events a nd especially The Quail. This year as sponsors of the event, we have strengthened our presence here to offer our clients a unique Hispano Suiza experience.

On this occasion, the brand will show case the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in Boulogne Black This is the higher perform ing and more exclusive version of the Carmen model, the company’s all electric ‘hypercar’. With a production limited to only five units, it develops up to 820 kW of power thanks to its four electric motors.

Another highlight of Hispano Suiza’s participation in the Monterrey Car Week will take place on the evening of Thursday, August 17 at the renowned Pebble Beach Beach Club.The brand will sponsor the dinner-conference organized by the Petersen Museum under the title “From Race to Road”. During the event, experts from the company will present their vision on this topic along with other leading voices in the automotive industry.

ABOUT HISPANO SUIZA

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand owned by the Suqué Mateu family, now in its fourth generation. Hispano Suiza Automobile Factory S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, together with technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza manufactured more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. Currently, with its headquarters, technical center and manufacturing plant located in Barcelona (Spain), it embodies a spirit that combines the pride of being a Spanish brand with a solid family legacy.

In 2019, the brand presented the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its new 100% electric hypercar, and a year later, it upped the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total 24 exclusive units will be produced.

In 2022, the first unit of Carmen Boulogne was delivered in the United States.

Since its foundation, four generations of the Suqué Mateu family have preserved the brand, providing impetus and dynamism to maintain its significant heritage. Currently, Miguel Suqué Mateu, great grandson of the brand’s founder, is at the helm of Hispano Suiza as its Chairman.

Hispano Suiza is part of the Peralada Group, which represents the pinnacle of luxury dining and entertainment through its global portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, vineyards, music festivals and marinas.

MEDIA CONTACTS

For further information about Hispano Suiza, please contact the press office:

press@hispanosuizacars.com

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July 16, 2023

The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne culminates its participation in the Goodwood Festival of Speed

  • The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed,
    which was marked by the cancellation of Saturday’s event due to bad weather conditions.
  • The brand presented for the first time in society its renewed corporate identity.
  • Luis Pérez Sala, former Formula 1 driver and Hispano Suiza Driver Ambassador, drove the iconic hillclimb accompanied by renowned automotive influencers.

Barcelona, July 16, 2023. The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne captured the attention of the public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, one of the most important events in the world of motorsports. The Festival created by the Duke of Richmond in 1993, celebrated its 30th anniversary which was marked by bad weather conditions which led to the cancellation of all the activities on Saturday. Even so, close to 200,000 people were able to enjoy this exciting weekend in West Sussex.

Former F1 driver and Hispano Suiza Driver Ambassador, Luis Pérez Sala, drove up the legendary Goodwood Hillclimb over the course of the weekend Tackling the Hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is always a thrilling experience, even more so onboard the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. All the hillclimbs were extremely useful from a technical perspective since they allowed us to test our new batteries and provided us with valuable data that our technical team is now going to analyse.

Victor Cobos, Advisory Board Member and CMO of Hispano Suiza added: “Goodwood is so much more than it’s legendary hillclimb. This event allowed us to introduce our new corporate identity at international level, and meet with journalists, influencers, car enthusiasts, clients and institutions. For this reason we are extremely satisfied”.

Renowned automotive influencers, such as Tim Shmee (@ Nina Weizenecker (@ninacarmaria) and celebrity chef James Martin (@jamesmartinchef) were amongst the guests who accompanied Hispano Suiza throughout the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend.
Getting off the Carmen Boulogne after the Hillclimb, James Martin said: “This was truly special, thank you so much. This car looks, feels and drives amazing. If this is the future, the future’s looking good!”.

ABOUT HISPANO SUIZA

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand owned by the Suqué Mateu family, now in its fourth generation. Hispano Suiza & Automobile Factory S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, together with technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza manufactured more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. Currently, with its headquarters, technical center and manufacturing plant located in Barcelona (Spain), it embodies a spirit that combines the pride of being a Spanish brand with a solid family legacy.

In 2019, the brand presented the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its new 100% electric hypercar, and a year later, it upped the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total 24 exclusive units will be produced.

In 2022, the first unit of Carmen Boulogne was delivered in the United States.

Since its foundation, four generations of the Suqué Mateu family have preserved the brand, providing impetus and dynamism to maintain its significant heritage. Currently, Miguel Suqué Mateu, great grandson of the brand’s founder, is at the helm of Hispano Suiza as its Chairman.

Hispano Suiza is part of the Peralada Group, which represents the pinnacle of luxury dining and entertainment through its global portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, vineyards, music festivals and marinas.

MEDIA CONTACTS

For further information about Hispano Suiza, please contact the press office: press@hispanosuizacars.com

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June 29, 2023

Hispano Suiza, official partner of the Goodwood Festival of Speed

  • Hispano Suiza will be present at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the most important events of the year for lovers of the world of motorsport.
  • The brand will attend with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne and will present for the first time its renewed corporate identity.
  • Luis Pérez-Sala, former Formula 1 driver and Hispano Suiza Ambassador, will drive-up the iconic hillclimb accompanied by renowned influencers from the world of motorsport.

Barcelona, June 29, 2023. Hispano Suiza will participate for the second consecutive year in the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the most important events in the automotive world, which brings together some of the most exclusive cars on the planet. Hispano Suiza is an official partner of this year’s edition, which will be held between July 13 and 16.


The Spanish manufacturer will attend Goodwood (West Sussex, England), with a Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in black Boulogne colour. This is the sportiest and most exclusive version of the Carmen model, the company’s all-electric hypercar. With a production limited to only five units, it develops up to 820 kW of power thanks to its four electric motors and it is called to be one of the most followed and photographed models of the Goodwood FoS.

The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne has racing in its DNA – its surname Boulogne is a reference to the brand’s victories in the French town bearing the same name in the 1920s – and is therefore ready to tackle the iconic Goodwood hillclimb, a 1.87-kilometer course that is one of the most anticipated moments of the event.


Former F1 driver and Hispano Suiza Ambassador, Luis Pérez-Sala, will be driving the Carmen Boulogne, accompanied on this occasion by renowned influencers from the world of motorsport, such as Tim Shmee (@shmee150) or Nina Weizenecker (@ninacarmaria).

Hispano Suiza will use this occasion to present for the first time in society its new corporate identity, unveiled earlier this year, and with which it celebrates its history and embraces an exciting future starring technological innovation, commitment to sustainability and passion for luxury. The company’s main icons, such as its historic logo and the stork, remain intact, with monochromatic adaptations and the introduction of the ELECTRIC RED colour.


Sergio Martínez Campos, CEO of Hispano Suiza, said: “We return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed full of enthusiasm. It is an event with which we feel fully identified by the love of the automotive world, which you can breathe in every corner, and we are very proud to be partners of the event. This year we have released a new image for Hispano Suiza and we could not imagine a better scenario to show it to our public”.


Hispano Suiza will broadcast a live streaming of the Carmen Boulogne hillclimb on its You Tube channel (@HispanoSuizaCars).

SCHEDULE HILLCLIMBS

Thursday July 13
11:50h
16:40h

Friday July 13
12:20h
17:50h

Saturday July 15
9:10h
16:20h

Sunday July 16
11:15h
17:50h

ABOUT HISPANO SUIZA

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand owned by the Suqué Mateu family, now in its fourth generation. Hispano Suiza Automobile Factory S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, together with technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza manufactured more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. Currently, with its headquarters, technical center and manufacturing plant located in Barcelona (Spain), it embodies a spirit that combines the pride of being a Spanish brand with a solid family legacy.

In 2019, the brand presented the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its new 100% electric hypercar, and a year later, it upped the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total 24 exclusive units will be produced.

In 2022, the first unit of Carmen Boulogne was delivered in the United States.

Since its foundation, four generations of the Suqué Mateu family have preserved the brand, providing impetus and dynamism to maintain its significant heritage. Currently, Miguel Suqué Mateu, great-grandson of the brand’s founder, is at the helm of Hispano Suiza as its Chairman.

Hispano Suiza is part of the Peralada Group, which represents the pinnacle of luxury dining and entertainment through its global portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, vineyards, music festivals and marinas.

MEDIA CONTACTS

For further information about Hispano Suiza, please contact the press office: press@hispanosuizacars.com

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April 3, 2023

Hispano Suiza joins the European Small Volume Car Alliance (ESCA)

Barcelona, 3 April 2023. Hispano Suiza has joined the European Small Volume Car Alliance (ESCA), the trade body for Europe’s car manufacturers which produce less than 10,000 vehicles a year.

ESCA represents the position of its associates before the European institutions and its member states, guaranteeing that their interests are defended together with those of the rest of the automobile industry. This alliance defends the diversity of the sector and the consumer’s ability to choose.

Likewise, ESCA is committed to the continuous improvement of vehicle performance through technological innovations, with the aim of maintaining its competitiveness in the market, as well as implementing measures to reduce carbon emissions of the European Union.

Sergio Martínez Campos, CEO of Hispano Suiza, stated: “Hispano Suiza joining ESCA underlines the commitment and solidity of the project that our company has at European level. We share the objectives of the Alliance and we are prepared to continue growing together”.
With the incorporation of Hispano Suiza, which became official this week at its first meeting of the year, the number of ESCA members rises to seventeen.

ABOUT HISPANO SUIZA

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand owned by the Suqué Mateu family, now in its fourth generation. Hispano Suiza Automobile Factory S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, together with technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza manufactured more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. Currently, with its headquarters, technical center and manufacturing plant located in Barcelona (Spain), it embodies a spirit that combines the pride of being a Spanish brand with a solid family legacy.

In 2019, the brand presented the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its new 100% electric hypercar, and a year later, it upped the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total 24 exclusive units will be produced.

In 2022, the first unit of Carmen Boulogne was delivered in the United States.

Since its foundation, four generations of the Suqué Mateu family have preserved the brand, providing impetus and dynamism to maintain its significant heritage. Currently, Miguel Suqué Mateu, great-grandson of the brand’s founder, is at the helm of Hispano Suiza as its Chairman.

Hispano Suiza is part of the Peralada Group, which represents the pinnacle of luxury dining and entertainment through its global portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, vineyards, music festivals and marinas.

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For further information about Hispano Suiza, please contact the Press Office: press@hispanosuizacars.com

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February 6, 2023

What is a hypercar?
The features that make the current Hispano Suiza cars authentic hypercars

  • Elegance: they retain the DNA of the first Hispano Suiza vehicles: their design is based on the 1930s H6C Dubonnet Xenia
  • Dream features: developed by experienced Formula E racing engineers
  • Exclusivity: each Hispano Suiza is unique, the client can choose between more than 1900 different combinations

Barcelona, February 6, 2023. The Hispano Suiza Carmen and Carmen Boulogne have marked a before and after in the automotive industry, in the same way that their predecessors did more than a century ago.
Pioneers in technology, elegance, exclusivity, and performance, the Hispano Suiza Carmen and Carmen Boulogne have earned the title of hypercars, a concept that raises the capabilities of these vehicles to a new level.

  • Technology

The Hispano Suiza have been developed, quite literally, on the racetrack. Renowned motorsport engineers, technicians and mechanics, with experience in Formula E make up the Hispano Suiza Technical Team. In addition to that, the brand’s development driver is former Formula 1 and touring car ace Luis Pérez-Sala, who completed countless km behind the wheel of the Carmen on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and the roads surrounding it.

Hispano Suiza Carmen

For all these reasons, it is no secret that Hispano Suiza created a vehicle ahead of its time, using cutting-edge technology rarely seen before in a model designed for road use.

The result is a vehicle delivering 1,114 CV of power – the Carmen Boulogne – and 1,019 CV – the Carmen – with a fully electric engine, with a driving range of 400 km on a full charge in zero emission mode. All this thanks to the 80 kWh battery it is fitted with.

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne
  • Performance

What would a hypercar be without dream performances? Both the Carmen and Carmen Boulogne can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than three seconds. With prodigious power (820kW) and a curb weight of just 1,690kg (60kg less in the case of the Boulogne version), the Carmen delivers outstanding performance.
Although it is designed for the road, it feels perfectly at ease on the racetrack, just like a racecar.

  • Design

Design is one of the hallmarks and differentiating factors for Hispano Suiza. The brand has taken care of the details both inside and outside and ensured to make everyone entering one of its vehicles feel that they are inside one of the most exclusive cars ever created.

For the exterior of the Carmen, Hispano Suiza took the iconic 1930s H6C Dubonnet Xenia as an inspiration. An evolution of the Xenia, the Dubonnet was more powerful and had a more aerodynamic body. The Carmen is a modern representation of that car, adapted to the new times, with an electric motor and featuring the most advanced technology.

As for the interior, the Hispano Suiza features the best materials, inspired by the interiors of the most luxurious Hispano Suiza models of the past. The two-seater cabin exudes refinement and opulence, perfectly complementing its performance. On the dashboard, for example, high-quality machined aluminum and wood trim are used. The classic clock located in the middle of the dashboard is a nod to the clocks of the first cars of the brand. Likewise, the triangular gear selector is a nod to the steel triangle that could be found on previous models of the brand.

  • Exclusivity

No two Hispano Suiza are the same, and that is also an important feature of the hypercar concept, since each owner can have a bespoke model in their garage, made specifically for them, thanks to the “Unique Tailormade” programme. Thanks to it, Hispano Suiza clients can choose from more than 1,904 combinations for the interior and exterior of their new Carmen, thus configuring a unique model.

Production of the Hispano Suiza Carmen and Carmen Boulogne is limited to 24 units in total.

  • Legend

Hispano Suiza represents pure history of the Spanish, European and global automotive industry. Founded in Barcelona in 1904, the company manufactured more than 12,000 cars and 50,000 aircraft engines in its first era, between 1904 and 1946. Its pioneering character, design, performance, quality and luxury attracted aristocrats, intellectuals and artist, such as King Alfonso XIII of Spain, Coco Chanel, Albert Einstein or Pablo Picasso.

ABOUT HISPANO SUIZA

Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand owned by the Suqué Mateu family, now in its fourth generation. Hispano Suiza Automobile Factory S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, together with technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza manufactured more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. Currently, with its headquarters, technical center and manufacturing plant located in Barcelona (Spain), it embodies a spirit that combines the pride of being a Spanish brand with a solid family legacy.

In 2019, the brand presented the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its new 100% electric hypercar, and a year later, it upped the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total 24 exclusive units will be produced.

In 2022, the first unit of Carmen Boulogne was delivered in the United States.

Since its foundation, four generations of the Suqué Mateu family have preserved the brand, providing impetus and dynamism to maintain its significant heritage. Currently, Miguel Suqué Mateu, great-grandson of the brand’s founder, is at the helm of Hispano Suiza as its Chairman.

Hispano Suiza is part of the Peralada Group, which represents the pinnacle of luxury dining and entertainment through its global portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, vineyards, music festivals and marinas.

MEDIA CONTACTS

For further information about Hispano Suiza, please contact the Press Office: press@hispanosuizacars.com

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