Whereas the Morgan Plus Six’s old-school looks are simple and endearing, the Hispano Suiza Carmen’s design is overstyled and repugnant. It tries too hard to look modern and retro, and it fails in both regards. Yes, there are some neat details (the rear end in particular), but the whole, in this case, is less than the sum of its parts.
My dislike toward the Carmen is entirely based on its styling, because the mechanical bits of this all-electric supercar make for a compelling product: 1,005 horsepower, 248 miles of range, zero to 62 miles per hour in less than 3 seconds. It’s a shame about the looks, though. No matter how impressive the Carmen’s performance is, I still can’t get past its awkward proportions, ugly mug, or the myriad of flying storks placed haphazardly about the body.
– Greg Fink