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Monday, 11 March 2019

The future of the high-end auto industry us sleek and almost impossibly expensive

If this is the future of the high-end auto industry, it’s sleek and almost impossibly expensive. Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show was Hispano Suiza’s USD 1.7 mn Carmen (anove): a 1,005-horsepower electric car which does zero-to-60-mph in under three seconds and packs a maximum 503 bhp. The Carmen represents the 115-year-old Spanish company’s first foray into the field of electric cars, Bloomberg tells us.

Meanwhile, Bugatti’s ‘La Voiture Noire’ (below) doesn’t give a [redacted] about fuel efficiency: With six tailpipes and a 16-cylinder engine, the Batmobile knock-off has reportedly been sold for EUR 16.7 mn, making it the most expensive car of all time.

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