Mexico steps into the sports car market with the Mastretta MXT

Mexico steps into the sports car market with the Mastretta MXT

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Mastretta MXT is the first car to be designed and built in Mexico, and the aggressive and sculpted sports coupe will make its debut at the British International Motor Show.

The lightweight two-seater weighs just 900kg. And with top speed of 150mph, it is aimed at thrill seekers who also have an eye to the environment, who want to have fun and enjoy driving without causing damage through their car’s excessive weight and power.

This unique, rear-wheel drive two-seater’s 2.0litre turbocharged Duratec engine develops nearly 240bhp pushing it on to 100 Km/h from rest in less than 5.0secs.

Constructed from bonded aluminium, the semi-monocoque chassis features aircraft style technology. Closed mould techniques sculpt the distinctive body from high quality fibreglass and the air-conditioned interior is leather-trimmed.

Direct racecar feel comes through rack and pinion steering — 2.8 turns lock to lock. And 293mm ventilated brake discs with ABS as standard slow the car with eye-popping power, when necessary. Mastretta MXT has double wishbone suspension front and rear.

National pride as well as burning ambition for their new car motivates the Mastretta brothers who have taken the car from idea through concept to reality.

“We needed to create a great car because Mexico has no tradition of sophisticated sports car manufacturing,” says designer Daniel Mastretta. “It is most important that our customers are delighted by the new MXT. That’s what we aimed to do from the first drawing of the car, but we also want to make our country proud of the MXT and to show the world what we can do.”

Mastretta MXT — the figures
Price (rrp) £32,999 (NZ$85,500)
Weight: 900 kg
Engine: 1999 cc
Power/weight: 267/tonne
Aspiration: Supercharged
Length 3900 mm
Power 240 bhp
Width 1790 mm
Torque 184 lb ft
Height 1150 mm
Transmission 5 speed manual
0-100 Km/h < 5 secs (est)

55687-a-mastr

Mastretta MXT is the first car to be designed and built in Mexico, and the aggressive and sculpted sports coupe will make its debut at the British International Motor Show.

The lightweight two-seater weighs just 900kg. And with top speed of 150mph, it is aimed at thrill seekers who also have an eye to the environment, who want to have fun and enjoy driving without causing damage through their car’s excessive weight and power.

This unique, rear-wheel drive two-seater’s 2.0litre turbocharged Duratec engine develops nearly 240bhp pushing it on to 100 Km/h from rest in less than 5.0secs.

Constructed from bonded aluminium, the semi-monocoque chassis features aircraft style technology. Closed mould techniques sculpt the distinctive body from high quality fibreglass and the air-conditioned interior is leather-trimmed.

Direct racecar feel comes through rack and pinion steering — 2.8 turns lock to lock. And 293mm ventilated brake discs with ABS as standard slow the car with eye-popping power, when necessary. Mastretta MXT has double wishbone suspension front and rear.

National pride as well as burning ambition for their new car motivates the Mastretta brothers who have taken the car from idea through concept to reality.

“We needed to create a great car because Mexico has no tradition of sophisticated sports car manufacturing,” says designer Daniel Mastretta. “It is most important that our customers are delighted by the new MXT. That’s what we aimed to do from the first drawing of the car, but we also want to make our country proud of the MXT and to show the world what we can do.”

Mastretta MXT — the figures
Price (rrp) £32,999 (NZ$85,500)
Weight: 900 kg
Engine: 1999 cc
Power/weight: 267/tonne
Aspiration: Supercharged
Length 3900 mm
Power 240 bhp
Width 1790 mm
Torque 184 lb ft
Height 1150 mm
Transmission 5 speed manual
0-100 Km/h < 5 secs (est)

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