New Spanish Sports Car Is A Mazda MX-5 Miata With A Retro Makeover

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Only 30 will be made.

If you're unfamiliar with Hurtan, the Spanish coachbuilder has been building bespoke sports cars predominately inspired by classic cars from the 1930s and 1940s since 1992. Some of its most recent creations were based on the Fiat Ducato and Chrysler PT Cruiser back in 2017.

Just last week, we were given a first look at its latest coachbuilding project testing in public, and now just a few days later the covers have come off: say hello to the Grand Albaycin, which marries retro styling and modern technology. Created in collaboration with VeryVip Cars, the luxury two-seater sports car is inspired by Hurtan's T2-Reedition concept car.

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Hurtan

While the retro styling seemingly mimics British sports cars from the 1960s, the project is based on a Mazda MX-5 Miata. Available in cabrio or targa bodystyles, the Grand Albaycin is powered by Mazda's 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter engines generating 132 hp and 184 hp respectively. Like the MX-5 Miata, the 1.5-liter unit is paired with a six-speed manual, while the larger 2.0-liter unit is also available with a six-speed automatic. The smaller engine enables the Grand Albaycin to achieve a top speed of 126 mph, while the 2.0-liter version will top out at 136 mph.

Two variants will be available: the classic Heritage and the sportier Bespoke.

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Hurtan
Hurtan
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On the outside, the styling shares nothing in common with the MX-5 Miata it's based on, sporting retro-style round headlights and taillights, prominent wheel arches, and a quad exhaust system.

The interior is also significantly more lavish, appointed with high-quality wood trim and cream leather seats. Production of the Grand Albaycin will be limited to just 30 units in 2021, with each model featuring a unique serial plate displaying its production number.

No pricing details have been announced, but it's safe to say the Grand Albaycin will cost significantly more than the standard Mazda MX-5 Miata, which starts at $26,580. Order books for the Grand Albaycin will start on January 23.

2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Front Angle View Mazda
2016-2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Rear View Mazda

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