Extreme E Championship – Hispano-Suiza

Extreme E Rally Buggy

In 1898 a Spanish artillery captain, Emilio de la Cuadra, started making electric cars.

The company soon moved into petrol engines, then renamed Hispano Suiza and between the two world wars made some wonderfully elegant motor vehicles.

Licences for their patents were much in demand from prestige car manufacturers including Rolls-Royce.

Hispano Suiza had some racing success in the 20s

The Second World War saw them move away from car production until the brand name was revived in 2010 and a number of distinctive cars have been designed.

And they now have a racing vehicle that shows a modern trend but also is a throw back to their start more than 120 years ago.

Their latest vehicle for competition looks like a dune buggy on steroids.

It will compete in the Extreme E Championship; a rally style event for electric vehicles.

Im David BROWN

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto