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Discussion in 'Auto News' started by RocZX, Feb 4, 2019.
Probably a very expensive, unreachable for the common people, supercar. Again!
The founding company (making electric cars) was started in 1898 and reincarnated as Hispano Suiza in 1902, seems like Autocar have the wrong year at 1906?
In any case... here's how these "teaser" arts are starting to look for every concept car:
Hispano Suiza Maguari HS1 GTC
The back of the car looks incredibly generic.
The front of the car is absolutely hideous. They are obviously trying way too hard to make the car look aggressive.
I'm sure it'll make a fine centerpiece for some eccentric billionaire's private collection. I mean, with a 1,000 horsepower engine and only rear wheel drive, they certainly aren't expecting anyone to be crazy enough to actually try and drive it.
Some car designers just don't have the right imagination.
I actually really like it. Like, a lot.
Hispano Suiza Carmen
"Awkward" is the first word that springs to mind. It's almost as if it's based on an existing car, none of whose original body panels needed to be removed before fitting the new bodywork.
I'm Hispano Suiza, yes I'm the real Suiza, all you other Hispano Suizas are just imitators, so...
This is the discussion thread for a recent post on GTPlanet:
This article was published by Andrew Evans (@Famine) on March 6th, 2019 in the Automotive News category.
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So it's not a football team?
As I sort-of mention in the piece, there's actually far more companies with a Hispano Suiza interest.
Switzerland's HS believe it has naming rights specifically for cars in some territories, but these don't include the USA or (insanely) Switzerland. That may explain why it's not there.
Spain's HS believes it has the naming rights for anything it likes, and produced concept cars earlier than Switzerland's HS, but it appears to have naming rights for everything except vehicles.
France's SAFRAN believes it has naming rights for vehicles worldwide
There's others too. And this all basically stems from the original HS setting up a second location in France, Spain nationalising the Spanish company during the Civil War then splitting it up and selling it in pieces, and France seizing the French company during WW2. Confusingly the first Mateu moved to France and the second and third ones lived there, but their claim is nothing to do with the French HS.
At the moment, the courts seem to agree with none of them; they awarded a tiny amount to Spain after Switzerland displayed the car in 2010 but not for the alleged trademark infringment...
*mind blown gif*
If one of them do change their names, I hope it's the Himmel-owned one. It would be so weird and wonderful if he was alerted to the existence of Namco and one of these were brought to life:
Makes you wonder if the Hispano-Suiza name really has that much clout behind it in what is an already over-saturated supercar market. Like Borgward or Iso, it's not a brand that set the world on fire enough back in the day, and that day was a long, long time ago now, to warrant such fighting over.
I think that HS Cars probably should get the rights, considering it's part of the family. Himmel probably should try another name. Or maybe even a merger, but I'm no businessman.
The article summed up in one picture:
How/why did La Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles get changed to Hispano Suiza Cars, if the brand was also in the Mateu family? Why choose the word Cars for an automobile brand it makes it sound unprofessional?
So the Carmen has hindquarters clearly inspired by cartoon gangster cars, there's no other explanation I can think of.
Wasn't the "hispano-suiza" also the name of a british autocannon?
Hispano Suiza Cars is part of LHSFA - which in turn is part of Mateu's allegedly more overriding concern "Club Peralada", a hotel, restaurant and casino chain. As for why... *shrug* but it seems to have been set up in November.
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I'd say the Spanish one has a more credible claim to the name. But I hope we can have both coexist just to confuse everyone.
What's up with that pointy stinger-like thingy in front of the car? Isn't that kinda dangerous?