Restyled MX-5 Looks Even Better Than The Last One

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And it's going to more widely available.

When you think of coachbuilt cars, they are usually exquisitely crafted, cost in excess of six figures, and have astonishing power figures to boot. But what if you don't want a million horsepower and are just after a gorgeous body in a classical fashion? Spanish outfit Hurtan is a coachbuilder that offers just such a thing, and its Grand Albaycin is a fantastic way to show your love for cars without looking like overtly flash. Based on a Mazda MX-5 Miata, it's certainly going to be a lot of fun to drive. Fortunately, more people are getting access to the car thanks to Europe-wide approval, and its new "Bespoke" trim is going to draw more attention to the company's brilliance.

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Hurtan
Hurtan

According to Hurtan, the company will now work with dealers in France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates. Thanks to an official agreement between Hurtan and Mazda, the Grand Albaycin can also now be imported to almost any country in Europe. So what does this new Bespoke trim offered over and above the regular car? Well, the grille is new and a fresh design of 17-inch wheels are provided too. That's pretty much it for the changes, but like the normal Grand Albaycin (pictured here in green) you can have it with your choice of either a folding soft-top or a Targa roof.

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Hurtan
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As before, two engines are offered. The 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated, four-cylinder develops 181 horsepower while the alternative 1.5-liter four-pot that we don't get here produces 130 hp. The latter is only available with a manual gearbox - as it should be - while the bigger engine can be specced with a slushbox auto. Because of all the extra weight that the beautiful body adds to the Miata, acceleration from 0-60 mph is slower than the standard MX-5 that does the sprint in 5.7 seconds. Here, it does it in 6.8 seconds. But the MX-5 has never been about acceleration, and the Grand Albaycin Bespoke isn't either.

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Hurtan
Hurtan

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