The Hispano Suiza Maguari HS1 GTC debuts at the Geneva Motor Show
Hispano Suiza only there is one, because the history of the mythical Spanish firm is what it is: unique. However, it seems that the "cat" has left two owners. And yes, gentlemen, at the Geneva Motor Show , which has just opened its doors, have both been demanding the attention of your pussycat. In this way, we have attended the presentation of the Hispano Suiza Carmen and the one of the Hispano Suiza Maguari HS1 GTC .
So that we understand things easily. The owners of Carmen , are the legitimate heirs of Damián Mateu , one of the founders of the brand. On the other side, presenting the Maguari HS1 GTC , is a German engineer, called Erwin Leo Himmel . This is the president of the firm that is attributed the intellectual property of the firm of the stork. However, while justice determines who owns what, we are going to tell you what the Maguari HS1 GTC is about.
The Hispano Suiza Carmen has a brother, bastard
This model, despite having a spectacular design, is nothing more than a Audi R8 recarrozado . Its creator, Erwin Leo Himmel, was linked to the German firm for several years. Thus, to develop his Hispano Suiza , he decided to use a known and reliable base. For this, taking its chassis and the 5.2 liter V10 engine with atmospheric suction that also uses the Lamborghini Huracán , has created a brown beast.
Thank you to the addition of two turbochargers , has achieved that the final power of the set go from 640 hp to 1070 hp . Such potential reaches the ground through both axes, being controlled under a double-clutch automatic transmission with seven ratios. Thus, the benefits of the Hispano Suiza Maguari HS1 GTC are infarct. Accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.8 seconds and sign a tip of 380 kilometers per hour .
300 units have been announced, but will not go into production
According to Hispano Suiza Automobile Manufaktur AG , the production of the Maguari HS1 GTC is limited to 300 units. The approximate price is 2.2 million euros, a considerable figure for the vehicle that it is. Obviously, by design, it is almost a work of art, but we do not stop talking about a model with technology that in other models is at a much lower price. That, not to say that it does not count under his skin with the DNA of the original Hispano Siuiza.
However, we do not believe that the Maguari HS1 GTC comes to production. The reason is simple: justice has not yet ruled who is the true owner of what remains of the Hispano Suiza of yesteryear. Therefore, Suqué Mateu will not risk manufacturing a model, Carmen , that they do not know if they will be able to approve and sell. In this same situation, tied hands, is the signature that the Maguari has presented.
So, it's time to wait. I would like Hispano Suiza to stay in Spain, which is his birthplace.