The 1,184bhp Hispano Suiza Maguire HS1 GTS has been unveiled in production form

The name Hispano Sueza goes down in history, with a lineage of luxurious pre-war models and a customer base that included the likes of Albert Einstein. Today, two companies are fighting for brand rights, and each has created a top-flight hypercar with the same name.

We’ve already reached out to Hispano Suiza Carmen, but now another car company called Hispano Suiza is preparing its new model for production: Meet the Maguari HS1 GTS.

The HS1 GTS has been in the pipeline for more than a decade, with former Audi designer Erwin Leo Himmel designing an idea for the car, which debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

12 years later, the production version shares the same smooth silhouette as that car, but with a modernized, hyper-aggressive design that starts with a hollow front grille. It extends across the entire front edge of the car, and is combined with a set of narrow headlights and a pointed nose.

There is a deep side vent in the door to cool a mid-mounted engine, which looks like a pair of digital door mirrors. An inverted silver bonnet, roof and rear deck extend to a tapering rear edge, which includes a full-width light bar, a deep diffuser and a square quad-exit tailpipe. A set of streaks under the taillights is seen to capture the heat produced by the twin-turbocharged V10 engine.

It is a 5.5-liter unit, and is powered by a 7-speed automatic gearbox powered by a pedal shifter. The maximum power output of 1,184bhp reaches 8,400rpm, with a mammoth peak torque figure of 1,100Nm. The original Geneva concept was paired with a 5.2-liter V10 from Lamborghini, so it is possible that the manufacturer was using an operated version of this engine with increased capacity. The drive is rear-wheel drive, but even without a four-wheel drive, the HS1 GTS can hit 62mph in less than 2.8 seconds, thanks to the huge 335-section rear tires. It runs electronically at a limited speed of 224mph. However, its makers say that speeds above 249mph are possible.

A set of carbon ceramic brakes slows them down, but despite having an aluminum chassis and carbon fiber body panel, the HS1 GTS weighs 1890kg – significantly more than other non-hybrid hypercars.

Hispano Suiza did not elaborate on the price of the new model, but did offer a specific option for each customer, including unique interior furnishings, paintwork and “the best materials that money can buy”, it says.

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