2022 Hispano Suiza Maguari HS1 Gran Turismo Sport
Historical brand Hispano-Suiza produced luxury cars during the '20s and '30s. Together with Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Bentley, and Maybach it was among the top manufacturers of exclusive high-performance automobiles. During its very long history, the company was also active in different areas including aircraft engines and trucks. However, the high-end automobile manufacturing was what made Hispano-Suiza world-famous.
During the last decade or so there have been several attempts to make cars under the Hispano-Suiza brand. One of them was made by Austrian automobile designer Erwin Leo Himmel (founder of Fuore Design studio in Barcelona) who presented a prototype supercar - Gran Turismo Coupe - at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010. This model was powered by a supercharged V10 driving rear wheels while the front wheels had a separate 150hp electric motor.
At the beginning of March 2022, the company announced the start of production of the brand new model - Maguari HS1 Gran Turismo Sport - which is targeted at the high-end automobile market in the USA, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Before that, the company had a live demonstration of a pre-production prototype in Villach, Austria in 2019. However, this got a little slow due to the covid pandemic. However, the car is being technically developed in Munich, Germany already since 2020.
The Maguari HS1 GTS is powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo 5.5-liter engine coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox with a sequential paddle shift. The power aggregate can deliver 1200hp max power and 1100Nm max torque which lets it sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.
The most modern technologies and materials allowed to save weight not sacrificing safety and performance. The new Hispano Suiza's bodywork is made using aluminum spaceframe technology and carbon-fiber bodyshell while the wheels are made of advanced aluminum-titanium alloy.
The Hispano Suiza Maguari HS1 GTS is intended for top clientele who appreciate top exclusivity, luxury, and strictly limited production high-performance cars. The price for the car is not disclosed but it should be appropriate since the company plans to make no more than 50 examples per year and no more than 300 examples in total.