The Mexican automaker Mastretta has made plans to sell 80 units of the new mid-engine MXT sports car in the UK. In order to jump start this plan they showed off the car at the British Motor Show. If everything goes according to plan they will start to sell in 2009.
Mastretta is usually known for its bus or consumer car design as well as its kit cars – but they have decided to enter a market the sports car market in hopes that they will be able to introduce a new kind of car. The automaker will be meeting with British officials to begin the process of getting low-volume approval for the 240-hp, supercharged MXT.
Structurally, the MXT (MeXico Transverse) has a composite body clothing a bonded-aluminum chassis. At 153.5 inches long and 70.5 inches wide, the MXT is more compact than a Porsche Cayman. Power comes from a supercharged, 2.0-liter Ford Duratec four-cylinder engine. Mastretta claims the engine will move the MXT from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds.
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