18 July 2008

Mastretta MXT

Mexican sportscar to launch at British International Motor Show

18 July 2008 - Bristling with design flair, the all-new Mastretta MXT is the exclusive new sports car that is to put Mexico on the map and offer UK drivers performance and more choice in the sub £40,000 sector.

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

Mastretta MXT is the first car to be designed and built in Mexico, and the aggressive and sculpted sports coupé makes its debut at the British International Motor Show. This rear-wheel drive two-seater's 2.0 litre turbocharged Duratec engine develops nearly 240 bhp pushing it on to 60 mph from rest in less than 5.0 secs.

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 293 mm ventilated brake discs with ABS as standard slow the car when necessary. Mastretta MXT has double wishbone suspension front and rear.