Hispano-Suiza is back, this time with a new supercar concept called the Maguari HS1 GTC.
The Hispano-Suiza Maguari HS1 GTC will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show, nine years after the nameplate unveiled a supercar concept based on an Audi R8.
This time, the Spanish-Swiss company is using a V10 from the Lamborghini Huracan to power its latest attempt at a comeback. The Hispano-Suiza Maguari HS1 GTC is named after a South American bird and will used a winged emblem to identify itself.
The Huracan’s V10 used to power the new Hispano-Suiza develops 1,070 horsepower thanks to the addition of electric compressors. The original powertrain develops 640 horsepower in the latest Huracan EVO. The Maguari HS1 GTC will be rear-wheel drive and use a 7-speed sequential automatic gearbox to manage the engine’s considerable power.
A claimed 0-100 km/h time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 380 km/h (236 mph) give this Hispano-Suiza legitimate supercar credentials.
Before World War II, Hispano-Suiza was a true luxury coachbuilder which competed with the likes of Rolls-Royce and Bugatti. Their vehicles were known of their opulence and high-quality, rare materials. The new Maguari HS1 GTC will include some of this exclusive DNA as it promises an interior built from “the finest materials money can buy”.
A carbon fiber chassis is also included. Hispano-Suiza hopes to build 300 units of its new supercar priced at 2.2 million Euros.
Back in 2010, the brand unveiled another supercar that never materialized. Seen below, it developed 739 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque from the R8’s V10. That car never made it to production, hopefully the new Maguari will fare better.
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