Miata-based Hurtan Grand Albaycin gets 30th anniversary edition


Spanish coachbuilder Hurtan is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and with that they unveiled a special edition Grand Albaycín with a limited production of six units. The roadster is based on the Mazda MX-5 ND, combining the proven underpinnings with a retro-flavored body and a reupholstered cabin.

The Hurtan Grand Albaycín 30th Anniversary Edition builds on the regular model introduced in 2021. There are no styling changes to the bodywork, which was inspired by cars from the 50s and 60s. The model immediately stands out thanks to the bulging fenders, old-school grill and round LED light units, although the proportions are rather odd from some angles.

Read: Hurtan Unveils ‘Bespoke’ Version of Rebodied MX-5, Plans to Expand to New Markets

For the six anniversary models, Hurtan offers several customization options. The color palette includes three shades – midnight blue, cherry red and lead grey. They can be combined with two different interior trims. From the press images, we can see that they have wood or metal interior accents, while both have quilted leather upholstery and a special 30th anniversary badge on the headrests. Owners of the special models also get a photo book confirming their authenticity. Finally, they will automatically be part of the “exclusive Hurtan Club” like all other Grand Albaycín owners who attend meetings, conventions and events.

Like the regular Hurtan Grand Albaycín, the 30th Anniversary Edition is offered in Cabrio and Targa body styles, the latter featuring the retractable metal roof of the Mazda MX-5 RF. Under the hood, there is either Mazda’s 1.5-liter engine producing 130 hp (97 kW / 132 PS) or the more powerful 2.0-liter engine producing 181 hp (135 kW / 184 PS).

Hurtan didn’t announce pricing for the special edition, though we expect it to be more expensive than the regular model, which retails somewhere between €59,000 ($61,430) and €82,300 ($85,691) depending on configuration. This is a far cry from the Mazda MX-5 ND, which can be had for less than half the base price of a Hurtan.

For its 30th birthday this year, the coachbuilder is preparing a “major anniversary event” for all Hurtan owners, where it will announce its future plans, which are promised to be “full of big surprises”. Is there another model on the horizon? Remember that the Granada-based company was founded in 1992, when Juan Hurtado built the first model, the Hurtan T2.

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