July 12, 2024

The Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera shines on its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

  • The Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera completed its first hillclimb at Goodwood earlier today.
  • The public and the media from all over the world have been able to admire the brand’s new hypercar up close.
  • The new Hispano Suiza Capsule Collection, which evokes the true essence of the Gentleman Driver, was unveiled for the first time.

Barcelona,12 July 2024. Hispano Suiza, has unveiled the Carmen Sagrera hypercar for the first time outside Spain at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed. Just a month after its initial reveal in Barcelona, the Carmen Sagrera, the hypercar that celebrates Hispano Suiza’s 120th Anniversary, completed its first kilometres on the demanding Goodwood hillclimb, solidifying its place in the automotive world.

Hispano Suiza introduced one of this year’s Festival of Speed highlights to the audience at Goodwood.
On Thursday morning, the event’s opening day, the iconic Spanish brand showcased its latest creation to the media and authorities on its stand. The presentation was hosted by British model and driver Jodie Kidd, alongside Hispano Suiza’s CEO Sergio Martínez Campos, head of design Francesc Arenas, and CTO Juan Fernández. Attendees were given an in-depth look at the numerous innovations incorporated into the new Carmen model.

Following the presentation, Luis Pérez-Sala, Hispano Suiza ambassador and former Formula 1 driver, took the Carmen Sagrera for its dynamic debut in front of the public. Boasting 1,114 hp of electric power, aerodynamic enhancements, and a new 103 kWh battery, this latest version of the Carmen range demonstrated its racetrack-born capabilities.

Sergio Martínez Campos, CEO of Hispano Suiza, remarked, “It is a real honour to present the new Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera at Goodwood to the Duke of Richmond, international media, and the passionate British public. This is undoubtedly the home of excellence and high performance, where Hispano Suiza belongs.”

Luis Pérez-Sala added, “I am thrilled to have driven the first kilometres of the Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera in its public debut at Goodwood. The hillclimb course is extremely demanding, and you can feel the warmth of the fans and see their excitement with the appearance of a hypercar like the Sagrera. It’s a delight to get behind the wheel of this model, as it’s a hypercar with the spirit of a thoroughbred racer.”

This year, Hispano Suiza has its own stand at the Festival of Speed, a new feature compared to previous editions, allowing the brand to welcome thousands of fans during the event. Additionally, the brand is launching its new Capsule Collection in an exclusive pre-sale. This collection evokes the true essence of the Gentleman Driver, featuring highly demanded products such as polo shirts, T-shirts, jackets, and caps. Post-event, the collection will be available in the brand’s online boutique at : https://www.hispanosuiza.boutique/es/ .

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera Technical Specifications

KERB WEIGHT 1875* KG
LENGTH 4771 MM
WIDTH 2382 MM
HEIGHT 1242 MM
MAX POWER 820 KW/ 1114 HP
MAX TORQUE 1150 NM
RANGE 480 KM / 298 Miles (WLTP)
O-100 KM/H 2,6 S**
IN-HOUSE DESIGNED BATTERY PACK
15 MODULES
103 KWH (UPGRADABLE)
360 CELLS
740 V
LIQUID COOLING

*Depending on final configuration.
**Depending on final gear ratio.

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 celebrates 120 years of history, being one of the brands with the greatest legacy in the history of the automobile industry.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza produced more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. In 2019, the brand unveiled the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its 100% electric ‘Hypercar’, and a year later, it would up the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. This 2024, the Carmen Sagrera completes the range of electric hypercars redefining the Gentleman Driver concept and marking the future design line of the brand. A total of 24 exclusive and limited units.
120 years later, and following in the footsteps 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

July 2, 2024

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera set to make dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

  • Hispano Suiza returns to the Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 11-14) with its own stand, showcasing the Carmen Boulogne and Carmen Sagrera hypercars.
  • The new Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera will make its dynamic debut on the iconic Goodwood hillclimb.
  • Former Formula 1 driver and brand ambassador Luis Pérez-Sala will drive both Hispano Suiza cars and host a meet & greet with fans.

Barcelona, 2 July 2024. Hispano Suiza is set to make a triumphant return to the track at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, marking the dynamic premiere of the recently unveiled Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera. This definitive hypercar completes the Carmen range.

Celebrating its 120th anniversary, Hispano Suiza will participate in the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the most prestigious events in the automotive world, with a stronger presence than ever before. This festival gathers the world’s top car manufacturers and attracts nearly 200,000 visitors over four days, making it the perfect venue to showcase their latest creations.

This year, Hispano Suiza will have its own stand, welcoming thousands of enthusiasts throughout the event. The company’s latest model, the Carmen Sagrera, will be revealed in the UK for the first time and presented to the media and authorities, including The Duke of Richmond, founder of the event. British model, entrepreneur, and racing driver Jodie Kidd will be the master of ceremonies at the press conference which will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 11:00 am.

Hispano Suiza will also participate in the Goodwood Hillclimb, one of the festival’s most eagerly anticipated events. The Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera, boasting 1,114 hp of electric power, will make its debut on this iconic stage, driven by Luis Pérez-Sala. Motorsport aficionados will also have the chance to see the Carmen Boulogne on the track, as it will climb up Goodwood Hill on Thursday while the Sagrera is on display at the stand.

The stand will also feature an exclusive pre-sale of Hispano Suiza’s new Capsule Collection, which captures the essence of the Gentleman Driver. This new sporty line harkens back to the company’s competitive roots, offering much-loved products such as polo shirts, t-shirts, raincoats, and caps. After the event, the collection will be available for purchase on the brand’s online boutique: https://www.hispanosuiza.boutique/es/.

The brand will also be featured in the Supercar Paddock, showcasing the event’s top-performing models. Hispano Suiza’s Driver and Brand Ambassador, Luis Pérez-Sala, will host a ‘Meet & Greet’ on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, offering visitors an immersive experience in the Hispano Suiza universe.

Goodwood Hillclimb Schedule
*UK TIME

Thursday 11 July
10:30h
15:35h

Friday 12 July
12:45h
16:40h

Saturday 13 July
10:45h
16:45h

Sunday 14 July
9:55h
17:05h

New Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera

The new model was revealed on 13 June 2024, coinciding with the celebration of the 120th anniversary of the company, at an event that brought together the Hispano Suiza team, media, ambassadors, customers and friends of the brand.

The Hispano Suiza Sagrera incorporates the brand’s second generation of batteries, with an increased capacity of 103 kWh. The new battery is improved in all its key aspects, with the latest generation of lithium-ion cells battery packs: the new Sagrera features 15 modules of 24 cells, 360 in total. The whole battery weighs just 612 kg and can operate at a maximum voltage of over 750VDC.

The battery capacity has been increased from 80 kWh to 103 kWh, enhancing energy density by allowing more energy to be stored within the same volume. This upgrade extends the driving range by approximately 100 km, bringing the total range to 480 km according to the WLTP cycle.

In addition to the new cells, the Carmen Sagrera features an improved cooling system that is lighter, less complex, and made from more sustainable materials.

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera: a declaration of intent

The evolution of the Sagrera’s front-end design boldly embraces its sporty character, with a pointed grille shape paying homage to the luxurious Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII sports cars of the early 20th century. Redesigned front bonnet vents not only enhance aesthetics but also improve functionality, now flowing seamlessly with the rear ones. New side sills gracefully rise along the car’s profile, complementing the rear panel’s design.

The rear-end underwent significant design and aerodynamic changes, highlighted by the addition of a large spoiler resembling stork wings, a tribute to the brand’s logo.
This spoiler is divided into two parts, optimising the aerodynamic shape of the wing. The solid-painted side panels blend subtly with the rest of the wing, in exposed carbon.

This divided spoiler optimizes aerodynamics, seamlessly blending solid-painted side panels with carbon fibre, while the diffuser, integrated with copper accents in Boulogne style, enhances both aerodynamics and design, adding elegance and tradition.

These aerodynamic enhancements significantly increase downforce and grip, improving cornering and lateral acceleration capabilities. Inside, the sporty ambiance continues, with a redesigned centre console and infotainment system, upholstered in alcantara with black and red leather details, emphasising exclusivity and quality.

The multimedia system offers comprehensive connectivity options, with customisable welcome messages for individual users.

Performance and technology to match the design

The Sagrera features four 205 kW (around 275 hp) motors, delivering a combined power output of 1,114 hp and 1,160 Nm of torque, with a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 2.6 seconds. The motors are axial-flux permanent magnet and connected in series: two on the left rear wheel and two on the right.

The transmission transfers power to the rear axle and features a virtual self-locking differential, ensuring optimal track performance and efficient torque transfer to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres. Developed in collaboration with Michelin’s technical centre, these tyres boast a unique design inspired by the storks and mosaics of legendary Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, further enhancing the vehicle’s exclusivity.

The Sagrera’s suspension system, designed based on extensive dynamic simulations, delivers racing-level performance. Both axles feature a deformable parallelogram suspension with adjustable shock absorbers for compression and extension settings, along with coil springs adjustable in hardness and height. This setup is complemented by an anti-roll bar linking both sides.

Hispano Suiza’s engineers have crafted lightweight suspension wishbones and axle shafts from a special military-grade material, which is up to eight times stronger than conventional steel. Aerospace and racing-grade bolts ensure bulletproof fastening.

The Sagrera also features an advanced braking system. Single-block brake calipers provide superior rigidity and improved braking feel, while reducing weight by 500 grams. The car is equipped with 400mm carboceramic discs on both axles, capable of withstanding the intense braking demands of racetrack conditions and extended runs without fatigue. Enhanced cooling improves the system’s performance, allowing it to operate at temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Celsius.

A stiffer pedal board offering increased grip, along with specific steering adjustments, completes the upgraded braking system, delivering 5% more braking power for the new Sagrera.

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera Technical Specifications

KERB WEIGHT 1875* KG
LENGTH 4771 MM
WIDTH 2382 MM
HEIGHT 1242 MM
MAX POWER 820 KW/ 1114 HP
MAX TORQUE 1150 NM
RANGE 480 KM / 298 Miles (WLTP)
O-100 KM/H 2,6 S**
IN-HOUSE DESIGNED BATTERY PACK
15 MODULES
103 KWH (UPGRADABLE)
360 CELLS
740 V
LIQUID COOLING

*Depending on final configuration.
**Depending on final gear ratio.

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 celebrates 120 years of history, being one of the brands with the greatest legacy in the history of the automobile industry.


Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza produced more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. In 2019, the brand unveiled the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its 100% electric ‘Hypercar’, and a year later, it would up the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. This 2024, the Carmen Sagrera completes the range of electric hypercars redefining the Gentleman Driver concept and marking the future design line of the brand. A total of 24 exclusive and limited units.


120 years later, and following in the footsteps 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



June 14, 2024

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera: celebrating 120 years of legacy

  • Hispano Suiza marks its 120th anniversary with the world premiere of the Sagrera, the third hypercar in the Carmen range.
  • The Sagrera boasts an updated design, featuring a large stork-wing shaped rear spoiler and new interiors that redefine the Gentleman Driver concept.
  • Equipped with second generation 103kWh batterie, the Carmen Sagrera offers a driving range of up to 480 km (WLTP).

Barcelona, 13 june 2024. Hispano Suiza has unveiled the Carmen Sagrera, the third model in its range of electric hypercars, celebrating the brand’s 120th anniversary. This new hypercar features an updated design, enhanced performance, and a new 103 kWh battery.

The new model was presented at Finca Mas Solers in celebration of the company’s 120th anniversary. The event brought together the Hispano Suiza team, media, ambassadors, customers, and friends of the brand. According to Miguel Suqué, President of Hispano Suiza, “There is no doubt that we still maintain the pioneering spirit that characterised my great-grandfather Damiàn Mateu and his inseparable friend and business partner Marc Birkigt 120 years ago. This is a story of people, of cars, and of numbers, of course. But above all, it is about people who work as a team and love a unique and challenging project—a project with a lot of soul.”

The CEO of Hispano Suiza, Sergio Martínez Campos emphasised that “with the Sagrera we are consolidating in style the Carmen range that was born in 2019. We are very proud of what we have achieved in just five years. This 2024 is the year of acceleration in which we are going to conquer key markets for us such as the United States, we will complete the European homologation and, of course, it is a year to celebrate our legacy.”

A light and dance show by internationally renowned dancer Sol Picó introduced the new Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera, driven on stage by development driver and brand ambassador Luis Pérez Sala. The performance’s ‘leitmotif’ was the oriental legend of the red thread, which suggests that certain encounters are predestined.

The re-evolution of electrical technology

The Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera incorporates the brand’s second generation of batteries, with a total capacity of 103 kWh. As the brand’s Technical Director Juan Fernández pointed out, “this technology has been developed and manufactured 100% at the Hispano Suiza facilities in Montmeló, Barcelona.”

The new battery is improved in all key aspects, with the adaptation of new state-of-the-art lithium-ion cell packs: there are 15 modules of 24 cells each, 360 in total. It weighs just 612 kg and can operate at a maximum voltage of over 750VDC.

The battery capacity has been increased from 80 kWh to 103 kWh, enhancing energy density by allowing more energy to be stored within the same volume. This upgrade extends the driving range by approximately 100 km, bringing the total range to 480 km according to the WLTP cycle.

In addition to the new cells, the Carmen Sagrera features an improved cooling system that is lighter, less complex, and made from more sustainable materials. According to Fernández, “this results in more effective temperature control and lower energy consumption.” The battery’s central T-shaped position also improves the car’s weight distribution and dynamic performance.

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera: a declaration of intent

The evolution of the Sagrera’s front-end design boldly embraces its sporty character, with a pointed grille shape paying homage to the luxurious Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII sports cars of the early 20th century. Redesigned front bonnet vents not only enhance aesthetics but also improve functionality, now flowing seamlessly with the rear ones. New side sills gracefully rise along the car’s profile, complementing the rear panel’s design.

Francesc Arenas, head of design at Hispano Suiza, explains that his team aimed “to uphold the brand’s sporty legacy, drawing inspiration from iconic designs such as the Alfonso XIII and from the original the Gentleman Driver concept. I dare say – he remarks – that with the Sagrera, we have refined the concept of sportiness, while maintaining our tradition of excellence and setting the stage for future designs, fulfilling the desires of our customers”.

The rear-end underwent significant design and aerodynamic changes, highlighted by the addition of a large spoiler resembling stork wings, a tribute to the brand’s logo. This divided spoiler optimizes aerodynamics, seamlessly blending solid-painted side panels with carbon fibre, while the diffuser, integrated with copper accents in Boulogne style, enhances both aerodynamics and design, adding elegance and tradition.

These aerodynamic enhancements significantly increase downforce and grip, improving cornering and lateral acceleration capabilities. Inside, the sporty ambiance continues, with a redesigned centre console and infotainment system, upholstered in alcantara with black and red leather details, emphasising exclusivity and quality.

The multimedia system offers comprehensive connectivity options, with customisable welcome messages for individual users.

For the worldwide reveal, the Sagrera is presented in a Cava Gold tone, chosen for its rich nuances evoking the wine culture ingrained in the Perelada Group’s DNA, owned by the Suqué Mateu family, which also holds Hispano Suiza. A matte finish which varies with the light, a first in the Carmen range, perfectly balances elegance and sportiness.

Performance and technology to match the design

The Sagrera features four 205 kW (around 275 hp) motors, delivering a combined power output of 1,100 hp and 1,160 Nm of torque, with a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 2.6 seconds. The motors are axial-flux permanent magnet and connected in series: two on the left rear wheel and two on the right.

The transmission transfers power to the rear axle and features a virtual self-locking differential, ensuring optimal track performance and efficient torque transfer to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres. Developed in collaboration with Michelin’s technical centre, these tyres boast a unique design inspired by the storks and mosaics of legendary Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, further enhancing the vehicle’s exclusivity.

The Sagrera’s suspension system, designed based on extensive dynamic simulations, delivers racing-level performance. Both axles feature a deformable parallelogram suspension with adjustable shock absorbers for compression and extension settings, along with coil springs adjustable in hardness and height. This setup is complemented by an anti-roll bar linking both sides.

Hispano Suiza’s engineers have crafted lightweight suspension wishbones and axle shafts from a special military-grade material, which is up to eight times stronger than conventional steel. Aerospace and racing-grade bolts ensure bulletproof fastening.

The Sagrera also features an advanced braking system. Single-block brake calipers provide superior rigidity and improved braking feel, while reducing weight by 500 grams. The car is equipped with 400mm carboceramic discs on both axles, capable of withstanding the intense braking demands of racetrack conditions and extended runs without fatigue. Enhanced cooling improves the system’s performance, allowing it to operate at temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Celsius.

A stiffer pedal board offering increased grip, along with specific steering adjustments, completes the upgraded braking system, delivering 5% more braking power for the new Sagrera.

Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sagrera’s next event

Following its worldwide premiere, the Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera will travel to the UK for its dynamic debut on the iconic hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in mid-July.

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 celebrates 120 years of history, being one of the brands with the greatest legacy in the history of the automobile industry.

Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza produced more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. In 2019, the brand unveiled the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its 100% electric ‘Hypercar’, and a year later, it would up the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. This 2024, the Carmen Sagrera completes the range of electric hypercars redefining the Gentleman Driver concept and marking the future design line of the brand. A total of 24 exclusive and limited units.

120 years later, and following in the footsteps 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

April 18, 2024

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera: the red thread that unites past and present 120 years later

  • The Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera will make its global debut on June 13th , coinciding with the brand’s 120th anniversary.
  • Finca Mas Solers in Sant Pere de Ribes will host the presentation of the hypercar that will complete the Carmen range.
  • The instant connection that emerges from the Japanese legend of the red thread will be the leitmotiv of the event.

Barcelona, April 18th, 2024. – A Japanese legend says that there is an invisible red thread that unites people destined to be together. This thread can stretch, shrink and even tangle, but it never breaks. Although they may be separated by distance, time or circumstances, this thread will always keep them united and will eventually lead them to find each other and finally be together.

In 1904, Hispano Suiza was born from an unpredictable union, an instant connection of two people, Damià Mateu and Marc Birkigt, a businessman and an engineer who had to cross paths, just as if an unknown force had pulled them together. A force that attracted them and kept them united, developing a unique project. 120 years later, the force of the red thread intervenes again.

Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera, the result of constant evolution

The Japanese legend of the red thread will be the leitmotiv of the Hispano Suiza Carmen Sagrera launch on June 13th at the Mas Solers estate in Sant Pere de Ribes (Spain). This Renaissance-style mansion from the late 19th century was chosen to launch the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in 2020, when the pandemic forced the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show. The red thread will guide every aspect of the experience: from the decoration to the planned activities, each element will be imbued with the idea of ​​universal connection and the inevitability of destiny. All of this in an environment where mystery and the arts will be intertwined with innovation and the excitement of discovering the Hispano Suiza Sagrera.

On a technical level, the Sagrera will incorporate the new 103kW battery and will feature an important evolution in terms of aerodynamics and interior design.

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 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.

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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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