Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne: hypercar with 290 km / h and 400 km of autonomy



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne: hypercar with 290 km / h and 400 km of autonomy

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne features an exclusive black-gold colorway and costs $ 1.65 million. Two-seater coupé of Franco-Spanish nationality made in just 5 examples, it is characterized by a carbon fiber structure and the presence of two synchronous electric motors, with a rear-wheel drive, for a total power of 820 kW (1,114 hp).

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne is able to reach 290 km / h for a declared range of 400km. Like all Hispano Suiza hand-built in Barcelona, ??the Carmen Boulogne is also fully customizable, as well-known collector Michael Fux knows, who paid an additional $ 300,000 to have it painted fuchsia.

For the mechanics, a powerful zero-emission unit developed with QEV Technologies (the company that led Nelson Piquet Jr. to victory in the 2014-2015 Formula E championship), we are faced with four electric motors, that is, two for each rear wheel.

Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne: hypercar with 290 km / h and 400 km of autonomy

Inside the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne there are handcrafted finishes of the highest level, the finest leather, Alcantara, combined with the technology of two large digital screens for instrumentation and infotainment.

The doors with automatic vertical opening that instead of butterfly wings we can call stork wings in honor of the animal that has always represented the Spanish brand and that appears almost everywhere on Carmen Boulogne, even in the rear lights.

The design of the engine of a hypercar is free, but only four-stroke petrol engines are allowed. For engines derived from production engines, the block and cylinder head must be based on the stock engine, can be slightly modified by machining or adding material, and the crankshaft can be up to 10% lighter than the stock engine.

series, while the angles of the valves, the number of cams and the allocation of them must remain the same as the original engine. At the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, the FIA first confirmed that the new set of regulations on top-level prototypes would be characterized by design concepts based on road hypercars.

At the time, Toyota, Ford, McLaren, Aston Martin and Ferrari took part in the discussions for the drafting of regulations, and they worked to reach a budget necessary for the entire season in the order of 25 million euros, which would have been 75% lower than the budget used by the construction teams up to that point.