Revived Spanish coachbuilder Hispano Suiza will present an even faster version of the Carmen at Geneva.
Last year, revived Spanish coachbuilder Hispano Suiza presented the Carmen at the Geneva Motor Show, a retro-inspired supercar with over 1,000 horsepower on tap. One year later, Hispano Suiza is preparing to unleash an even more hardcore version of the Carmen. Ahead of its debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next week, the Spanish coachbuilder has given us a first look at the new Carmen Boulogne, which will be even more powerful, faster, and more exclusive than the regular Carmen.
That's no small feat considering the Carmen's two electric motors send a combined 1,005 hp to the rear wheels enabling the electric luxury grand tourer to accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than three seconds before topping out at 155 mph. Production was also limited to just 19 examples.
As a nod to the brand's racing heritage, the new Carmen Boulogne "boasts even greater performance figures" than the standard car, while unique styling details also help differentiate it. As shown in the accompanying teaser photo, the Boulogne will feature a striking copper-colored grille and matching detailing and is finished in black paint.
The 2020 Geneva Motor Show will host several new supercar debuts including the rumored Bugatti Chiron R and Koenigsegg Jesko 500 Concept, as well as the production version of the Rimac C_Two. However, the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne's 1930s-style design and even faster performance could help it stand out from the crowd. The standard Carmen's 80-kWh battery will likely carry over, which provides a range of over 250 miles.
Thanks to its carbon fiber monocoque chassis, the Carmen weighs just 3,725 pounds, but the new Boulogne could be even lighter given its performance focus. While the design of the Carmen is retro-inspired, the interior features an assortment of modern luxuries including a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED ambient lighting, and a smartphone charger. The regular Carmen starts at an eye-watering $1.7 million, but the increased performance and exclusivity means the Boulogne version will likely be even more extortionate.
Hispano Suiza's executive team has also expanded with the appointment of F1 driver Luis Perez Sala as the brand's official test driver. "Our long-standing family brand owes its early success to the shared passions of expert visionaries. We are continuing that trend today with our partners and the appointment of experienced, passionate, and driven team members," said Hispano Suiza President Miguel Suque.