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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Hurtan revives the XK 120 with its Grand Albaycin

Hurtan is a Spanish carmaker that is located in Granada. Just like Gullwing GmbH, which produces a perfect replica of Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, the Gullwing, in Heyda, Germany, it is dedicated to bringing back to modern times the design of classic vehicles such as Jaguar XK 120, but not to reproduce it as Gullwing has proposed to do. The Grand Albaycin is inspired in the classic limping cat, but has an identity of its own. Check it out below:

Hurtan Grand Albaycin is 4.13 m long, 1.30 m tall, 1.68 m wide and has a wheelbase of 2.47 m. The car is a two seater with modern engines. There are two options, both produced by Renault; a 1.6-litre that generates 110 bhp and a 2-litre that produces 182 bhp. The car weight, magically, is the same with any of these engines, and it is quite light: 950 kg. While the 1.6-litre reaches a top speed of 185 km/h (180 km/h with a four-speed automatic transmission), the 2-litre goes up to 210 km/h. The only transmission option is a five-speed manual gearbox. Considering nothing is perfect, this is a front wheel drive car.

Hurtan does not mention prices on its website, but we have no reasons to believe this car is affordable. Prices are above 50,000 euros, but we have found no confirmation on the exact value. Since European customers can also choose to buy a Morgan, Hurtan may have hard times ahead, especially with that sort of traction in a classic-like vehicle.

Source: Hurtan via Eurocarblog

1 comment:

Cerveceria said...

The price was 36000 Euro for the Albaycin in April 2009 as stated by Car and Driver magazine.