Video of how the Hispano Suiza electric hypercar is hand painted

A view into true craftsmanship of a modern classic electric vehicle (EV)

By
Ian Osborne
November 26, 2021
Category:
EV Life

Spanish electric hypercar maker, Hispano Suiza, have launched a video showing how they hand paint their speedy electric vehicles (EVs). The short film captures the brand working with Hiperauto Automotive painting their limited edition electric hypercars.

Such a project required a highly skilled job, especially with so many colours, varnishes and tinted varnishes. It was also being applied to carbon fibre, which is more porous than metal found on most cars.

Paco Atienza, Hiperauto Automotive partner and administrator, said: “We know that Hispana Suiza is a prestigious brand and we had to carry out our job well. That required us to do a lot of testing beforehand.

“We had an important learning journey because the car has many characteristics. It has transparent varnish, it has tinted varnish and has solid colours in various shades.

“The process is complex because all carbon fibre parts have certain porosity, so in order to get a smooth part and good finish, we had to work at it. It took us several phases until we got an appropriate surface.  

“From there we applied the tinted varnish, and then once everything is ready, we let it dry and apply a ceramic varnish which is the most superior finish in the automotive industry.”

With such an intricate and skilled job required, it meant that robots could not be used for the task. It required highly skilled craftsmen performing manual processes to get the best finish possible. The work here is simply beautiful.

Hispano Suiz have carried their history of making amazing looking cars into their their modern all-electric Carmen and Carmen Boulogne hypercars.

Both vehicles are limited editions and there will only be five Carmen Boulogne models built. This zero-emission battery electric vehicle (BEV) features an 80kWh battery which provides a top speed of 182mph (290kph). It accelerates from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in just 2.6 seconds yet offers a range of up to 250 miles (400km).

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