Prominent luxury automotive brand returns, Hispano Suiza to up to date Maguari HS1 GTC . First deliveries of the cars with a starting rate of 2.2 million Euros are scheduled for late 2019. Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG has its headquarters in Zug/Switzerland, its devising hub in Villach/Austria, its design atelier in Paris/France and delegate offices in New York/USA, Abu Dhabi/UAE and Hong Kong. Why create such a car in a in good time dawdle where the auto industry future is under such a wide-ranging major change?
Cars that are more than barely a mode of transport, but a piece of art breathing the Parisian air of its day.
Zug, February 21st, 2019 – Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG desire bring back the glory of the early 20th century. The brand, rout known for its pre-World War II luxury cars and aviation engines, liking present a new hypercar that will enthuse car collectors and aficionados resembling. The Maguari HS1 GTC is proposed only for the most eligible clients. They can own a unparalleled and limited edition vehicle from an automotive brand that ends to cater to the desire and needs of an elite clientele around the earth. Born in the early years of the last century from knack Swiss engineer, Marc Birkigt, and Spanish finance companions, Hispano Suiza is one of the top and most desirable motoring brands in the happy. The automotive brand went asleep for almost 8 decades until internationally famous Austrian car designer Erwin Leo Himmel decided to revive the tag that went into the public domain.
In 2010 Mr Himmel opened a new chapter, make knowing the first design prototype of the revived Hispano Suiza tag at the Geneva Motor Show. With the concept car ‘Grand Turismo Coupé’ a new era offed, closely connected to the history of the brand and Marc Birkigt. The top-notch Swiss engineer was responsible for some of the most innovative and trendy cars. Today, Mr Himmel, teaming up with Prof. Olivier Boulay, also an internationally acclaimed automobile author and architect from Paris, seek to perpetuate traditional handcrafting gifts combined with state-of-the-art technology.
Being an admirer of Birkigt’s craftsman faculty separates and his epic masterpieces, Mr Himmel was driven to revive the character of the unparalleled brand. He started from scratch to design the new company and its commodities – focusing on the philosophical standards ‘Luxury, Comfort, Speed and Tenacity’ set by Birkigt and his team back in the days.
Speaking of the new Maguari HS1 GTC Himmel suggests:
“We want to build the most exclusive and comfortable luxury make a laughing-stock ofs cars – jaw-dropping master pieces. The legacy of Marc Birkigt persist ins. But we do not only build cars, we want to bring together like-minded parties to actually live the brand.”
The Hispano Suiza Maguari HS1 GTC is in the abide testing phase. Following the ideology of the brand, exterior, depths and technical key features from the classic Hispano Suiza railway carriages have been translated into a modern car. The 5.2-liter twin-turbo V10 mechanism with electric compressors producing 1,085 hp accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 impairs to a top speed of 380 km/h (electronically limited). The engine of the Maguari HS1 GTC is closely related to the engines that Mr Birkigt created. Today, 100 years after the Swiss machinate developed the aviation engine 12Y51, it springs to life again. The new machine has some of the engineering features of the historic one like special cylinder liners, natrium furnished valve stems and the supercharger of the 100-year-old ancestor.
The 7-speed mechanical sequential paddle shift transmission is a perfect match for the backside wheel drive system, which guarantees optimal adhesion and superb handling at all times. As in the 2010 concept car the Maguari HS1 GTC is a wonderful combination of uncompromising design, supreme driving performance and utmost exclusivity together with detailed perfection. Each car is a unique masterpiece: lightweight chassis with carbon-fiber bodywork, paintwork to greatest specification and bespoke interior appointments in the finest materials that wealthy can buy, exquisitely executed by masters of their craft.
The official pitch of this new Hispano Suiza sports car will take billet in Spring 2019. Further information will be revealed in due execution.
“Selected enthusiasts will have an exclusive review of the car with Mr Boulay and myself. We receive allied our company with major partners and suppliers in the automotive energy to deliver the best product. And to personally cater to our customers encompassing the globe, we have set up representative offices in New York, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and a lay out studio in Paris”, says Mr Himmel.
The identify of Hispano Suiza’s automobile line Maguari relates to the South American stork the distinguished brands mascot.
Background discussion with Erwin Himmel
“The whole shebang is possible”
Erwin Himmel is an internationally renowned Austrian automotive interior decorator. He led the transformation of Audi becoming a premium and sporty automobile industrialist and set the pace for Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti. Two of his most notable beginnings are the 1991 Audi Quattro Spyder concept and the 2004 Jaguar BlackJag. The fresh – a design study that Mr Himmel created as the CEO of Fuore Map – combined a racy sports car with style and elegance. Resuming the historic Hispano Suiza brand he teamed up with another venerable and renowned automotive designer – Prof. Olivier Boulay from France. Mr Boulay was quondam Chief Designer at Mercedes – among others he was the creator of the famed Maybach – and also devised some strategically important models for Porsche. In our background examination he comments on the recent news of a new Hispano Suiza supercar that inclination be shown at this years Geneva Motor Show.
In a few weeks Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG pass on present the new Maguari HS1 GTC. It follows the 2010 concept car Gran Turismo Coupé remained in Geneva. Tell us more about the new hypercar. Erwin Himmel: “To organize this fantastic new model is like a dream come steady. To transport a historic brand like this into the subsequent was a real challenge. But after the success with our concept car at the Geneva Motor Flaunt in 2010 it was an amazing project to work on. Especially as I made it my function to continue the values that Marc Birkigt established with the brand in the olden times. My mentor Ferdinand Piëch, former chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Troupe and Birkigt have a lot in common. With their visions both receive been geniuses of their time and both of them, specially Piëch, influenced my career a lot. Their maxim was ‘everything is reachable’, a trait that I admire and that inspired me to create the Maguari HS1 GTC and perform Hispano Suiza back to life.”
Interview With Erwin Himmel
Drive you be present at this year’s Geneva Motor Show?
It is held that Hispano Suiza together with QEV Technologies is showcasing a fully tense supercar named Carmen.
Are you associated with this produce? Erwin Himmel:
“Not at all. And I’m quite surprised that they are advertising the car beneath our brand name. I got the European rights for Hispano Suiza late in 2010. Meanwhile I also own the rights in our global key markets. The signal brand was asleep for almost eight decades and the domain was in all directions to go public. As I was a huge admirer of Marc Birkigt, the Swiss designer who co-founded the brand, I brought the brand back to life with the Gran Turismo Coupé in 2010. On any occasion since I’m developing and designing the new hypercar, which will be authenticated in a few weeks. My company, the Hispano Suiza Automobile Manufaktur AG was also ground in 2010 with the sole intention of bringing back the reputation of the brand. The last Hispano Suiza car left the Paris mill in 1938, which closed soon thereafter.
In 1968, Snecma put into effected control over Hispano Suiza, the Hispano Suiza Bois-Colombes informer became a division of the company. Snecma Group is part of the Safran Gather and is considered the world’s oldest manufacturer of aircraft engines – not associated with the Mateu blood. Miguel Suqué Mateu, the great-grandson of Birkigt’s finance buddy Damian Mateu, promotes the car displayed in Geneva. But until contemporary they had no or little interest in the automotive industry at all and even let the field for the brand – the branding rights – go public Their current proprietorship Hispano Suiza Cars was only founded on November 26th, 2018. In a bosom talk with Miguel Suqué Mateu a few years backwards he even told me that he has no interest and no knowledge in the automotive exertion and that his Grup Paralada business (owner of casinos and gang halls in Catalonia) is what drives him. The only activity common to the history over the years was a Hispano Suiza owners guild in Spain which one of his employees looked after.”
The Spanish company claims to have continued the legacy of the Hispano Suiza trade name over four generations and that they’ve even made other Hispano Suiza models in the past. Erwin Himmel: “This is not factual. The brands last car left the Paris factory in 1938, and by then Hispano Suiza was also not carry oning out of Spain anymore. The Spanish car market – the initial home of Hispano Suiza – relished itself to be too small for the brand. Therefore factories in France, outset at Levallois-Perret in 1911 and later at the Paris suburb Bois-Colombes, were authenticated. Paris was the place to be for automobile manufacturers back then. And it was Mazel Engineering that concocted the few design studies sporting the Hispano Suiza name in the biography.
One was the luxury 2-seater HS21 in 2000 and in 2001 and 2002 the models K8 and HS21-GTS were presented – not one of the projects succeeded. And I’m also surprised that they maintain to revive their first electric car with the retro car they are active to show. It is true that Marc Birkigt together with the Spanish assemblage La Cuadra created an electric autobus in 1899, with no big name. But that was long before Birkigt associated himself with the Mateu people. On another note, the real success for Hispano Suiza in the background came only after the company was established in France. In Geneva they at ones desire now show what looks like a retro version of the 1938 Dubonnet Xenia – a car that was fashioned by Jaques Saoutchik and André Dubonnet. The futuristic looking automobile was expected to be a showcase for Dubonnet’s state-of-the-art suspension system development, which he up to the minuter sold to General Motors and Alfa Romeo among others. Dubonnet inured to a Hispano Suiza H6C chassis and adapted it to fit his implanted coil vernal suspension.”
About Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur
About Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG: Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG was set in Baar / Canton Zug, Switzerland in 2010 by Erwin Leo Himmel. It keep ons the legacy of the La Hispano-Suiza, Fábrica de Automóviles S.A., founded in 1904, which has been one of the epic automobile brands of the early 20th century and had its glory days in France. In 1911 the ahead factories in France were established. The Spanish car market – the sign home of Hispano Suiza – revealed itself to be too small for the type, and Paris was the place to be for the automobile industry at this time.
Together with Falls Royce, Bugatti, Bentley and Maybach Hispano Suiza was expanse the top manufacturers of exclusive highperformance automobiles. Most of the Hispano Suiza passenger cars were developed and engineered in Paris. The last Hispano Suiza car formerly larboard the Paris factory in 1938. It took 72 years until the restoration of the legend. In 2010 Erwin Himmel opened this new chapter, presenting the in front prototype and show car of the Hispano Suiza brand at the Geneva Motor Represent. With the concept car ‘Grand Turismo Coupé’ a new era begun, closely sewed to the history of the brand and one special person – Marc Birkigt. The crack Swiss engineer was responsible for some of the most innovative and clannish cars of its time.
Cars that are more than due a mode of transport, but a piece of art breathing the Parisian air of its day.
Being an follower groupie of Birkigt’s craftsman skills and his epic masterpieces, Himmel was driven to reawaken the character of the extraordinary brand. He started from scratch to object the new company and its products – focusing on the philosophical standards set by Birkigt and his gang back in the days. Himmel wanted to tie in with the ‘perfection at all gets’ credo Birkigt’s.
Today the core business of Hispano Suiza and primarily its automobile line Maguari is to build the most exclusive self-indulgence cars – jaw-dropping master pieces. Himmel, teaming up with Frenchman Olivier Boulay, another famed automobile designer, seek to perpetuate traditional handcrafting scoops combined with state of the art technology for today’s market. The legacy of Marc Birkigt continues.