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Hispano Suiza supercar (photos)

Pre-WWII classic car buffs will recognize the Hispano Suiza name, but not the supercar that now bears it. However, any car buff will recognize its Audi R8 underpinnings. This new car was launched at the 2010 Geneva auto show.

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This 1928 Hispano Suiza H6B took the stage at the Geneva auto show to demonstrate the nameplate's heritage. Powered by an 8.8-liter eight-cylinder engine, it could reach 87 mph.
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Spanish company Mazel now owns the Hispano Suiza nameplate, and created this badge for a new supercar.
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The sharp overhangs of the new Hispano Suiza supercar cover an Audi R8 chassis.
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The Hispano Suiza also uses the Audi R8 5.2's V-10 engine. Mazel strapped two superchargers onto the engine, pumping horsepower from 525 to 739 horsepower.
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Mazel got some fine help for the Hispano Suiza's cabin, enlisting luxury stereo maker Bang & Olufsen to build the audio system.

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