Hispano Suiza Carmen: A $1.6 Million Electric Throwback with 1,019 HP

If you are looking for a car that will really set you apart from just about everyone else in the world today, just take a look at the Hispano Suiza Carmen. This is an electric automobile that pays homage to the designs of yesteryear while combining the innovative features of the future. You will not believe what has gone into the design of this special vehicle. When we say that there is literally nothing like it on the planet, you need to believe us. In fact, there are only going to be 19 of these special cars ever made, each valued at $1.6 million. Ready to learn more? Keep reading to discover all you ever wanted to know about the upcoming Hispano Suiza Carmen.

Its History

Hispano Suiza has actually been around for decades. You might remember them as having built engines for airplanes and, of course, high-end cars. It was only the ultra-elite that ever owned one of these vehicles, each one known for being just about the most luxurious car on the market for that time period. It has long been mentioned right alongside Rolls-Rolls-Royce when it comes to elite vehicles. It is within that same that the Carmen enters the scene this year.

The Particulars

We should start by telling you that this is a 100 percent electric car. That means that Hispano Suiza is the latest high-end manufacturer to fully embrace the green energy revolution. You will find that this car actually comes with two different motors. There is one each on the rear-axle of each wheel. Combined, this powers the car up to 1,019 horsepower. You will have no problem getting from point a to point b quickly in this one.

There is a Lithium Ion battery pack that powers the engine. It actually sits in a T-shape and resides quite low in the vehicle. You will find it inside the chassis that is made of carbon-fiber. One charge will give you just under 250 miles per hour as long as you take it easy and don’t tear up the road with speed. If you do need to recharge, there is a speedy option that will get you back up to a respectable 80 percent in only 30 minutes. That is not bad at all.

Driving the Carmen

When you set out to drive the Hispano Suiza Carmen, you are in for quite the experience. You can choose from three different driving modes. These are sport, comfort, and economy. The on board computer will automatically adjust the horsepower of the engine to get you to the desired range depending on the mode that you select. The manufacturer has limited the top speed on the car to 155 miles an hour. Don’t worry, it is fast. You will go from zero to 60 miles an hour in less than three seconds. So, remember to grip the steering wheel tight as you go!

The car itself on weight just over 3,700 pounds putting it in the moderately light category. This is not bad considering the battery itself is quite heavy. If a part of the car could be made with carbon fiber, Hispano Suiza did so. This even includes the monocoque cell, which gives the car its unique look. The eleven body panels and the chassis are all made from carbon fiber, as are other major sections of the car. Just to give you a comparison, consider that the Tesla Model S weight rough 4,500 pounds.

A Look At the Interior

This is a luxury car from the inside out. Naturally, it is a tight space with the Carmen, but Hispano Suiza has done amazing things in such a small area. You will everything to be well appointed, right down to the leader seats. There is even an oak laminate the runs the entire length of the dashboard. This is natural wood we are talking about here. Just open the door and you will feel as if you are in the forest, everything smells so fresh and clean.

That is a closer look at the Carmen. If you are to buy one of these, keep in mind that you have to agree to keep it for at least three years before you can sell it. You will also gain access to an elite owners club, which is quite special as well.


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