The Other Hispano Suiza Car
There’s two company’s using the Hispano Suiza name right now, but they’ve both brought cars to the Geneva Motor Show. Those cars are dramatically different. The Maguari HS1 GTC built by Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG is almost the opposite from the retro-inspired Hispano Suiza Cars Carmen supercar. The Maguari HS1 GTC offers more of a futuristic design and styling.
We reported on the Maguri HS1 GTC not too long ago. It’s an interesting car, and now that the company has fully debuted the vehicle in Geneva we’ve got all the details we didn’t have before. The car gets an aluminum space frame chassis. The body is all carbon fiber.
The power for the vehicle comes from a monster of an internal combustion engine. It gets a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V10 engine that makes 1,070 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque. That engine connects to a seven-speed automatic transmission which filters power to the rear wheels. That amount of power going to the rear wheels makes the Maguri HS1 GTC good for a 0 to 62 mph time of just 2.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 236 mph, which is more than most of the other high-speed cars at the Geneva Motor Show.
The company plans to limit production to 300 units. The first ten cars will be special edition versions with some extra Hispano Suiza swag included. Buyers of those 10 cars will get gloves, shoes, luggage, and a handbag. At $2.5 million, the company better throw in some extras.