The inspiration behind the Hispano Suiza Carmen: discover the Xenia Dubonnet

September 23rd, 2022|

Hispano Suiza has traveled to Chantilly (France) to witness a historic moment for the brand: the meeting of the Hispano Suiza Carmen with the vehicle that inspired its design, the Hispano Suiza Xenia Dubonnet. Francesc Arenas, Design Director of Hispano Suiza and the man responsible for the design of the Carmen, accompanied us on this journey, and shared which features connect the two vehicles and why the Xenia Dubonnet was chosen as a source of inspiration for the rebirth of the brand.

Meet Michael Fux, the first owner of a Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in the United States

March 23rd, 2022|

Michael Fux, a successful businessman and supercar collector, is the owner of the first Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in the United States, which has become his first all-electric car. Mr. Fux received his new jewel in front of 22,000 attendees at the 27th edition of “The Amelia”, one of the most important automotive events in the world. After the official unveiling of his brand new hypercar, he shared what his experience had been like.

Lo que no sabías de la historia de Hispano Suiza

December 24th, 2021|

“Hispano Suiza fue fundada en 1904 por Damián Mateu; 117 años después, la compañía sigue en manos de la misma familia. Los vehículos de la marca han sido elegidos por aristócratas, reyes o artistas, que valoraban la tecnología, la fiabilidad y confort de los modelos.”

by ABC Motor

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The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne is an ultra-rare, all-electric bat out of hell

December 19th, 2021|

“The carbon-fibre Carmen has been designed and built on the F1 circuit’s fringe in collaboration with QEV Technologies, whose EV qualifications include running Formula E teams. For now, Hispano Suiza is being funded wholly by the Suqué Mateu family, whose interests include wineries, casino resorts, industrial packaging and real estate. The Suqué Mateu seat is the medieval Peralada Castle, with a library containing 100,000 first-edition books. Hispano Suiza is the only true family-owned car manufacturer in the world, the Suqué Mateus having overseen the brand across four generations.”

by Adam Hay-Nicholls, GQ Magazine

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Carmen Boulogne, l’auto elettrica da sogno: 1,6 milioni di euro

November 5th, 2021|

«Carmen Mateu, mia madre, aveva un sogno: vedere di nuovo una Hispano Suiza circolare per le strade del mondo». Carmen Mateu, quel sogno, non lo ha visto realizzarsi, ma «sono sicuro che adesso osserva orgogliosa i frutti del nostro lavoro». Era trascorso poco più di un anno dalla scomparsa di Carmen Mateu quando, nella primavera del 2019, al Salone di Ginevra, Miguel Suqué Mateu (il maggiore dei tre figli di Carmen), svelava al mondo l’auto del rilancio di Hispano Suiza. Il suo nome? Ovviamente Carmen…

by Giacomo Casadio, Corriere Motori

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Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne 2021 review

October 29th, 2021|

Long-dead marques have been revived before, but few that have been dormant for as long as Hispano Suiza.

The Spanish manufacturer produced 12,000 cars in the first half of the 20th century but hasn’t made one since 1946. That’s changing with the arrival of the Carmen, an electric luxury EV offering the otherworldly combination of a four-figure power output and a seven-figure price tag.

by Mike Duff, Autocar

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The value of trainee learning

September 16th, 2021|

This back-to-school week for many students, at Hispano Suiza we welcome a new trainee, the winner of the first Hispano Suiza Design Contest. His arrival has made me think about the value of a student’s fresh view in any team and at the same time how empowering it is for any young person to get their feet wet in a company.

Autobello Barcelona 2021: Nací en el Mediterráneo

September 7th, 2021|

Sobre el césped de Autobello Barcelona se combinan modelos clásicos con los automóviles más avanzados del mercado. En este punto destacó el antes mencionado Hispano-Suiza Carmen, el espectacular biplaza con estructura de carbono y más de 1.000 CV de potencia.

by Revista CAR

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El Hispano Suiza Carmen no es solo un vehículo totalmente eléctrico

September 1st, 2021|

El hipercoche que presagiaba el regreso de la empresa española al mundo de la automoción representa la excelencia tecnológica, las altas prestaciones y el lujo elevado a su máxima potencia.

Y por eso estará presente, desde hoy hasta el 5 de septiembre, en uno de los eventos con más glamour del sector de la automoción, el Salón Privé.

by Autonews-wire

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Hispano Suiza, Legendary luxury with a contemporary twist

August 27th, 2021|

Spain’s ongoing economic recovery has offered a shot in the arms for hard-hit sectors, and the luxury retail market – particularly the luxury vehicle market – is no exception.
Spain is one of Europe’s top fi ve luxury vehicle markets, with the continent’s combined industry valued at $420 billion in 2020. It is forecast to grow by 5% annually until 2026 to hit $566 billion, but the face of the industry is changing; close to 20% of luxury vehicles sold in Europe today are electric.

by Newsweek

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Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne, la hypercar elettrica da 1.114 CV che profuma di nostalgia

August 4th, 2021|

La Hispano Suiza è stato uno dei marchi di lusso più importanti della prima metà del Novecento. Le auto Hispano Suiza appartenevano ad aristocratici, intellettuali e agli artisti più rinomati al mondo: Alfonso XIII di Spagna, Gustavo V di Svezia, Carlo II di Romania, Luigi II di Monaco, Pablo Picasso, André Citroën, Coco Chanel, René Lacoste, Albert Einstein e più recentemente Paul McCartney, sono solo alcuni dei clienti illustri che hanno illuminato la storia del marchio fondato a Barcellona da da Damián Mateu, con il supporto dell’ingegnere Marc Birkigt.

by Alessandro Vai, GQ Italia

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A new way of looking at things

July 23rd, 2021|

I believe this phrase by Henry Miller nicely sums up the meaning of the journey we’re on towards 360º sustainable mobility: “One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.”

Six months that went a long way

July 16th, 2021|

All these milestones were achieved with the effort, passion and energy of all the teams and partners. Also with the good feedback from customers and with the support of the entire community.

Hispano Suiza, el renacer de una marca centenaria

July 9th, 2021|

Sergio Martínez, CEO de Hispano Suiza, así como Joan Orús, CTO de la firma, nos cuentan en primera persona cómo ha sido el proceso de revitalización de la única marca centenaria española dedicada a la fabricación de automóviles.

by José A. Guzmán, Motor1

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T for talent

July 9th, 2021|

Are there still companies that believe they can improve the customer experience without improving the employee experience? Do some people still believe that there’s no need for strategic talent management of the people that make up a company?

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