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Mastretta MXT (2008–)

Last updated 26 March 2015

Model History

Mastretta MXT sports car is first ever car designed and built in Mexico. 150mph, 0-60mph in less than 5secs. Chassis employs aircraft construction techniques. Prices from £32,999. World Debut at press day London Motor Show 22nd July 2008, Stand N10 ExCeL. Imported by Lifestyle Automotive, company boss Tom Martin.

Lightweight two-seater weighs just 900kg. Has a 2.0 litre chain cam supercharged/turbocherged? Ford Duratec engine developing 240bhp, giving a 0-60 of less than 5.0secs.

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

Direct feel 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.

Martin says. “We should complete Vehicle Certification Agency testing by October and RHD production, which is limited to 80 cars in the first full year, will start by January 2009.”

Mastretta MXT – the figures

Price (rrp) £32,999
Weight 900 kg
Engine 1999 cc Ford Duratec supercharged/turbocherged? (one of the two)
240bhp; 184 lb ft torque
Power/weight 267bhp/tonne
5-speed manual transmission
Length 3,900 mm
Width 1,790 mm
Height 1150 mm
0-60 mph 5 secs (est)
Front tyres 205/45 R17
Rear tyres 235/45 R17

 

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