Hispano Suiza to present performance-inspired Carmen Boulogne at 2020 Geneva Motor Show.
Hispano Suiza, the Spanish performance-inspired luxury automotive brand, will return to the Geneva International Motor Show (3-15 March) with the Carmen Boulogne, a version of its fully-electric Carmen luxury grand tourer that pays homage to the brand’s competition heritage.
A product of the brand’s ‘Tailormade’ department, the Boulogne car features design enhancements that reference Hispano Suiza’s racing vehicles from the 1920s, while retaining Carmen’s performance and exceptional luxury.
The Boulogne moniker dates back to 1921 and the George Boillot Cup, in which Hispano Suiza competed with five enhanced versions of the company’s H6 Coupé. The endurance race saw competitors battle for victory for more than 3.5 hours, on the roads around the French town of Boulogne.
Hispano Suiza achieved three consecutive race wins, with drivers André Dubonnet (1921), Paul Bablot (1922) and Léonce Garnier (1923) driving specially modified versions of the Hispano Suiza H6.
Development and build of the infinitely-customizable Boulogne version of the Carmen will be led by the company’s production partner, QEV Technologies. Also based in Barcelona, QEVboasts a team of highly-skilled engineers with experience across design, engineering, R&D and production for Formula-E teams, supercar brands and mainstream car manufacturers.