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We could hardly believe our eyes when we saw Helvetic Motor Company’s (HMC) Hidalgo. What started with a Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG has been converted to what you’re seeing now. An interesting blend of old school styling with new school technology.
We’re not huge fans of the odd paint scheme, but the overall aesthetics of the vehicle are really cool. The throwback headlights and wheels blend nicely to the modernized shape of the vehicle. It’s still powered by the 5.5L V8 putting out 355-hp and 376 ft-lbs of torque. What would be even cooler to see is some aftermarket modifications being outfitted to make this thing a real rocket.
But we’re guessing those that can actually afford one of these at $410,000 will probably not want to be modifying it. In fact, HMC says they’ll only be creating six of these a year, so if you’ve got the funds lying around please let us know if you pick one up – and send us some more pictures too.
Move over Weisman.