What will the car have under the hood? Find out, inside.

Swiss niche automaker Helvetic Motor Company will be using a Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG as the base for their ucpoming car, the HMC Hidalgo.  The classic-looking car has been designed by a host of engineers, some of whom claim F1 experience.

The Hidalgo will use a 355-horsepower (265-kW, 360-PS) V8 engine, though that could likely be upgraded for a price.  It will come with a highly tuned suspension to ensure a ride as comfortable as the car looks.

Only six units of the Hidalgo will be produced annually, with a starting price of about €310,000.  The blogosphere is buzzing that the cost is too much for what the engine you get with this car, but we at WCF would rather take a wait-and-see approach.  As soon as we get more information about what the car has to offer, we will let you know.

Gallery: HMC Hidalgo underpinned by Mercedes SLK - classic design fused with modern tech