Hispano Suiza will take pride of place in the Michelin Supercar Paddock with the Carmen, its first 100% electric hypercar
Luis Pérez-Sala, Hispano Suiza Brand Ambassador and former Formula 1 driver, will drive the Carmen up the legendary Goodwood Hill.
The Goodwood FoS is one of the most important events in the automotive calendar with some 100,000 attendees daily
Hispano Suiza will participate in the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the most important automotive events in the world, which will take place between June 23 and 26. The Spanish brand will be in Goodwood (West Sussex, England) with the Carmen, the 750kW electric hypercar which heralded Hispano Suiza´s return to the automotive world in 2019.
The Carmen will be on display in the exclusive Michelin Supercar Paddock, where the most advanced and powerful vehicles in the world will be showcased. In addition, it will participate in the legendary Goodwood Hillclimb. Luis Pérez-Sala, Hispano Suiza Brand Ambassador and former Formula 1 driver, will be at the wheel and will drive along the 1.86 kilometers to the finish line in front of some 100,000 attendees. For Pérez-Sala “it will be an honor to drive the Hispano Suiza Carmen in its debut at Goodwood. I am excited to participate for the first time in this truly special event. I am sure that the public will appreciate the original design of the Carmen and, of course, I will enjoy the performance of the car on this hill climb.”
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the most important events in the automobile industry and a place of pilgrimage for automotive enthusiasts. This year's edition puts the focus on technology under the slogan 'The pioneers: master minds of motorsport'. Sergio Martínez Campos, CEO of Hispano Suiza, explains that “we had planned to participate in the 2020 edition, but the pandemic cut short our plans. This year we will be present, and the theme fits perfectly with our DNA. Both the Carmen and the Carmen Boulogne have been developed by engineers with decades of experience in the world of motorsport, and incorporate technologies that derive directly from Formula E”, concludes Campos.
About Hispano Suiza
Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automotive brand owned by the Suqué Mateu family, now in its fourth generation. Hispano Suiza Automobile Factory S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, together with technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company.
Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza manufactured more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. Currently, with its headquarters, technical center and manufacturing plant located in Barcelona (Spain), it embodies a spirit that combines the pride of being a Spanish brand with a solid family legacy.
In 2019, the brand presented the Hispano Suiza Carmen, its new 100% electric hypercar, and a year later, it upped the ante with the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne. In total 24 exclusive units will be produced.
In 2022, the first unit of Carmen Boulogne in the United States was delivered to collector Michael Fux.
Since its foundation, four generations of the Suqué Mateu family have preserved the brand, providing impetus and dynamism to maintain its significant heritage. Currently, Miguel Suqué Mateu, great-grandson of the brand's founder, is at the helm of Hispano Suiza as its Chairman.
Hispano Suiza is part of the Peralada Group, which represents the pinnacle of luxury dining and entertainment through its global portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, vineyards, music festivals and marinas.