The Spanish car manufacturer Hispano Suiza released several photos recently of their new futuristic electric supercar, which is inspired by the 1930’s model called Dubonnet Xenia. This new beauty is both a retro looking car, as well as an electric future car, capable of a staggering 1,019 horsepower. The automaker officially debuted the car at the Geneva Motor Show of this year, while the first road legal models are set to arrive sometime during 2020.
This breathtaking new car is called Carmen and is an EV supercar and a modern take on its predecessor from almost a hundred years ago. It will feature sliding doors, an enveloping windscreen, and futuristic design lines on the sides.
The car sports an ultra-light carbon fiber monocoque body and panels, meaning the weight is only 1,690 kg. There are two red circular lights in the back, and the wheels are hidden under a pair of old-school riveted panels, only exposing the bottom treads.
When it comes to the range, this lovely Spanish supercar will be able to reach a decent 400 km or 250 miles. Carmen is going to use very interesting splitters, diffusers and other aerodynamic components, which will give it a very low total drag coefficient. The 1,019 horsepower is there thanks to the dual electric motors, encased in each of the two rear wheels, and their performances are impressive, to say the least.
This new electric car is able to go from 0 to 62 mph in less3 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h.
However, the car is not yet ready for shipping, as Hispano Suiza is still taking pre-orders. Carmen is set to have a crazy high price tag of $1.7 million, and only 19 models will be manufactured between 2019 and 2021. June of 2020 is set as the official release date of the car.