Cars based on Audi R8 & Lamborghini Gallardo/Huracan platform-2020 Maguari HS1 GTC
No, it is just a Swiss car designed by a Austrian who worked for a VW Group and there is no German/Italian underneath the extravagant looks....just trust me!
Hispano Suiza has been on a life support for a while now and every 10 years or so they would launch some kind of a concept/prototype car promising how it is going to be produced and yet never happened. One or a few cars made here and there don't really make a car maker a brand. Or do they? As Hispano Suiza still exists as a brand. Even though they've showed an electric hyper car Carmen at 2019 Geneva car show the company is not going full electric yet. So that Rimac powered concept remains conceptual and company has used a current generation Audi platform that underpins an R8 and more brutal Lamborghini Huracan to put in production very much what 2010 concept was. Ok, the Maguari HS1 GTC is underpinned by a new Audi R8 platform what the gearshift confirms as well as the new 5.2 liter V10 and a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. Hispano Suizas team managed to squeeze in a couple of turbos and an e-compressor to extract 1085 HP and 1050 Nm of torque. That should be enough for the top speed of 380 km/h and reach 100 km/h in only 2,8 seconds.
Wwhilst the interior has more Audi R8 details that disclose its origins the exterior is more Labo-elike with the front nose and rear engine louvers. Hispano Suiza plans to build 300 of these amazing cars and the first 10 are to be offered to a VIP collectors and will include some bonus goodies such as a suite, luggage, umbrella, shoes....all branded and mashed to the car they are ordering.
It is nice to see one of the biggest names from automotive history to stay alive and make some remarkable products. Hispano Suiza was once a status symbol such as Bugatti, Rolls Royce and Bentley so lets hope this model keeps the brand in this panache class. Please tell us what you think of this Swiss-Spanish brand and also try to guess what is going to be next Audi R8/Lamborghini Huracan based car. Even better, give us your thoughts what that next car should be.