Swiss-based Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG, one of two companies trying to revive the Hispano Suiza name, unveiled the production version of the Maguari HS1 GTC in a new CGI suite.
Production will begin this year
Daniel Baumgartner, board member of Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG, told us that production of the Maguary HS1 GTC will begin this April. He added that the first production examples will be presented for the fourth quarter of 2022 in Los Angeles and other public and private events in the United States, specifically at Laguna Seca Raceway, and in Europe, at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France, Goodwood in England, and in the United Arab Emirates, at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. As for the first deliveries to customers, they are planned for the first quarter of 2023.
Last February, the bankruptcy of Hispano Suiza Ingeniería based in Villach, Austria, was announced. While this department was associated with Switzerland’s Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG in the past, the company’s management confirmed that it was the company’s decision to close its Austrian facilities and move all development and production to Munich in 2019.
The Hispano Suiza Maguari HS1 GTC was first introduced in concept form in 2019, following an earlier prototype from 2010. The company initially planned to reveal the final production version in June 2020 at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, but the performance was canceled due to the pandemic. Despite the difficulties, Hispano Suiza continued with the technical development of its supercar along with preparations for production, with facilities located in Munich, Germany.
What can be seen from the outside
As we can see from the official performances, the Maguary HS1 GTC has evolved slightly in terms of exterior design. Changes include the different air intakes on the front bumper, the disappearance of the sharp “South American Stork” (Maguari) emblem at the front that is likely to meet safety standards, the larger divider, smaller mirrors and rectangular-shaped quad exhaust pipes. The model retains the huge forged alloy wheels with central lock with a wheel diameter of 22 inches at the front and 23-inch wheels at the rear, shod with mixed tires (285/35 ZR22 at the front and 335/30 ZR23 at the rear.
The measurements of the car
The supercar measures 5,100 mm (200.8 inches) long, 2,100 mm (82.7 inches) wide and only 1,250 mm (49.2 inches) high, tipping the scales to 1,890 kg (4,167 pounds). It is based on an aluminium space frame chassis with carbon fibre and aluminium bodywork. The centrally mounted 5.5-liter twin-turbo V10 engine produces an impressive 1184 hp (883 kW/1200 PS) and 1100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque, figures that are higher than the prototype. Power is still transmitted to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
What hides your engine
Hispano Suiza estimates that the Maguari will accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than 2.8 seconds. The top speed will be electronically limited to 360 kilometers per hour, and the actual capacity will exceed the 400 kilometers per hour mark or 249 mph. The Maguari HS1 GTC will be equipped with 440 mm (17.3 inch) carbon ceramic brakes around, with six-piston calipers. Last but not least, the suspension will have an active hybrid lifting system.
It is a limited edition
According to the latest press release, the Maguary HS1 GTC will be produced in a limited number of 300 units, over a six-year period with an annual production of 50 vehicles. Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG plans to sell the V10-powered supercar in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Despite the similarities in name, Switzerland-based Hispano Suiza Automobilmanufaktur AG is not related to Spain-based Hispano Suiza, which has revealed all-electric supercars Carmen and Carmen Boulogne.