A couple of my colleagues here have labeled the Hispano Suiza Carmen as their Worst of Show. I understand; people often mock what they don’t understand. To them, I say: Whatevs. Compared to this show’s glut of slick supercars, the Carmen does look odd with its covered rear wheels, slicing front fenders, and maker’s name – ”Hispano Suiza” – in large script written across the grille. But it’s also interesting to look at from every angle, and the details are positively delightful. Honestly, I haven’t seen a car design this interesting since the first Pagani Zonda. Yeah, I said it.
– John Neff