Hurtan spied testing Mazda MX-5-based vintage car replica
Spanish niche automaker Hurtan has taken its newest vehicle out for a test drive. The car utilizes Mazda MX-5 tech and looks like something straight out of the 1950s.
Specifics are not here yet, but the round headlights, the vertical grille and the wide fenders all remind of deluxe (and very expensive) Weismann cars made in Germany several decades ago.
The donor vehicle is an MX-5 with a retractable hardtop roof, OEM doors and a body kit that appears to be made from a sort of plastic.
Hurtan isn’t known for extensive powertrain modifications, so one could expect the replica to ship with the usual 1.5-liter gasoline engine rated at 132 PS (130 hp / 97 kW) and its 2.0-liter counterpart good for 184 PS (181 hp / 135 kW). A six-speed transmission – manual or automatic – will send the momentum to the rear wheels.
The launch should take place in the coming months.
Hurtan turns 30 this year, and throughout its entire history the company has been specializing in building retro vehicle replicas against custom orders (watch the video for an example).
Editor Andrew Raspopov