Spain's New Retro-Inspired Mazda MX-5 Is A Stunner

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Only 30 are planned for production - and the first examples have now been built.

At the start of the year, Spanish coachbuilder Hurtan lifted the wraps off the Grand Albaycin, a stunning, retro-inspired sports car based on a Mazda MX-5 Miata. Featuring flared fenders, round headlights, and a central chrome grille, the bespoke styling is seemingly inspired by classic British roadsters like the MG MGA. The Grand Albaycin is limited to just 30 units, and now the first examples have been built, ready to be delivered to clients in Japan, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland.

Each Grand Albaycin is custom-built to a unique specification and takes between four and six months to complete by five specialized departments.

Hurtan
Hurtan

After Hurtan's bespoke body is assembled onto the Mazda MX-5 platform, the paint department will then apply a custom coat chosen by the customer in either a single or dual-tone color scheme finished in matte or metallic. The interior can also be customized with a slew of upholstery and interior trim options including leather upholstery or wood trim. After the interior has been assembled, the electronic systems are checked. Once Hurtan is happy the Grand Albaycin has passed all quality checks, a custom serial plate is added highlighting the build number.

Two trims are available: the classic Heritage or the sportier Bespoke, with the latter distinguished by a different grille and redesigned 17-inch wheels.

Hurtan
Hurtan
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Available either as a cabriolet or a targa top, the Grand Albaycin can be powered by either a Mazda-sourced 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 132 hp or an 184-hp 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder. The former is only available with a six-speed manual, while the later can be configured with a six-speed automatic transmission.

According to Hurtan, the Targa version with the more powerful 184-hp engine is the most requested model. Hurtan is still taking reservations for the restyled Mazda MX-5, but with only 30 units planned for production we expect they won't be available for much longer.

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Hurtan
Hurtan

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