The sports car of the future according to Hispano Suiza and the IED

The European Institute of Design in Turin and the brand of the Peralada Group have tried to reinterpret the Alfonso XIII model in view of 2024

The Hispano Suiza model Alfonso XIII was marketed between 1904 and 1911
The Hispano Suiza model Alfonso XIII was marketed between 1904 and 1911

La Hispanic Swiss collaborated with the students of theEuropean Institute of Design of Turin in the development of an ambitious creative project related to 120th anniversary of the birth of the brand Swiss-Spanish, which will be celebrated in 2024.
Final year students of the Three-year course in Transportation Design of the IED, thanks to the knowledge acquired during the course and giving free rein to their imagination, they faced the challenge of reinterpreting theSpanish-Swiss Alfonso XIII, adapting it to the near future.

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The Hispano Suiza logo
The Hispano Suiza logo

Marc Birkigt's T45 was marketed between 1911 and 1914

This model, also known as T45, it was designed by Marc birkigt and marketed between 1911 and 1914.
Considered the first sports car in history, the car was commissioned by the king himself Alfonso XIII di Spain, passionate about cars and the brand.
His request was clear: he wanted a sporty and agile model, and this one Hispanic Swiss two-seater fully met his needs.
Thanks to its in-line four-cylinder engine and 60 CV of power transmitted to the rear wheels, it could reach a maximum speed of 120 km times.
The students fully embraced the challenge of exploring and designing the exterior, interior and user experience of theAlfonso XIII of the future, using the technology and possibilities of the present, as well as their unstoppable imagination.

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One of the reworkings of the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII by the students of the IED of Turin - ANVIL 2
One of the reworkings of the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII by the students of the IED of Turin – ANVIL 2

For the youngest, the know-how of the Design Director, Francesc Arenas

Francesc Arenas Mañé, Director of Design of Hispano Suiza, has worked in close contact with the pupils involved in recent months, advising them, passing on his invaluable knowledge to them know-how and his invaluable experience in working with lo IED of Turin.
Once again the Hispanic Swiss has demonstrated its commitment to developing young talents, who shape new concepts, through disruptive ideas and projects, as it did in the past Marc birkigt, the Swiss engineer who founded the brand together with Damián Mateu in 1904.
“We are proud to collaborate with the IED of Turin and to be able to offer the necessary tools to its students so that they can give free rein to their imagination. Innovation and passion for design are fundamental elements of the past, present and future of Hispano Suiza. For me and for the Hispano Suiza team, being able to advise, work with and inspire these new talents has been an inspiring and extremely rewarding experience”Said Arenas.

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One of the reworkings of the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII by the students of the IED of Turin - Cigueña
One of the reworkings of the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII by the students of the IED of Turin – Cigueña

Michele Albera: "An idea source of personality and passion"

"The design realization phases represent, for the students, the moment in which they are free to express their creativity and the skills acquired during the technical, instrumental and theoretical lessons to the maximum", declares Michael Albero, Coordinator of the Three-Year Course in Transportation Design at the IED in Turin.
"The collaboration with Hispano Suiza has allowed the students to deal with the requests of a historic brand of excellence in the automotive sector and with the needs of an international market, bringing out their personality and passion".

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La Hispanic Swiss is at the forefront of technology and design, as it has demonstrated historically and more recently with its latest models presented in 2019 and 2020.
La Carmen and Carmen Boulogne they are real works of art, 100 percent electric, with dreamy features and a timeless design that pays homage to the company's history. As demonstrated by the collaboration with the IED of Turin, Hispanic Swiss continues to work on the vehicles of today and tomorrow.

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One of the reworkings of the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII by the students of the IED of Turin - DUMA
One of the reworkings of the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII by the students of the IED of Turin – DUMA

An international synergy between two excellences of innovation

La IED launches every year innovative educational projects in the disciplines of Designand Fashion, Arti visive and Communication, developing ways of learning and new models of interpretation of the future.
Recognized internationally, the Group IED is present in three countries: in Italy in Milan, Cagliari, Florence, Roma, Torino, Venezia e Como with theAldo Galli Academy of Fine Arts, In Spain a Barcelona, Madrid e Bilbao, And in Brazil a Rio de Janeiro e St. Paul.
The training offer includes degree courses (Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees in Design, Graduate Diplomas, BAH Diplomas and IED Diplomas), postgraduate courses (First Level Master and IED Master) and continuing education courses.
Lo IED has a network of over 1.900 teachers, active in their respective fields, with whom they collaborate proactively to ensure the correct functioning of the training activities of their campus.
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One of the reworkings of the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII by the students of the IED in Turin
One of the reworkings of the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII by the students of the IED in Turin