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THE NEW MEXICAN MISSLE!!!!

The local design firm Mastretta Design is unleashing their specially-crafted masterpiece to the world.

Called the Mastretta MXT, it will be debuted at the International Mexican Auto Show on December 2007 with the first units to be sold in the beginning of 2008.

Mastretta is a specialized industrial design company with listed projects in various industries including transportation, equipment, and packaging. They specialize in design, prototype creation and pilot production. The Mastretta MXT project, which they seem intent to see through all the way to full production, may be their most ambitious undertaking to date.

The Mastretta MXT is now in the final stages of development and prototype testing. Their facilities for series production of the sports car is currently being built with an initial 150 units scheduled to ship out at a $55,000 price tag.

The original prototype of the Mastretta MXT, is a gorgeous orange creation, that was first unveiled in May of 2007. On first look, the two-seater, two-door coupe is beautifully-designed and built at just the right proportions. The look of the Mastretta MXT screams supercar, but the performance specifications seem to indicate a more level-headed effort with an announced top speed of 230 kph and a 0 to 60 mph acceleration at an impressive but modest 5.8 seconds.

Overall, the Mastretta MXT seems like a nicely-sculpted, aesthetically-striking fast car with easy, uncomplicated features. The MXT carries a minimalist feel. The MXT not going to change the world or break any records, but it is going to be one sweet ride for enthusiasts.

Features

The Mastretta MXT currently sports a mid-mounted 2.3 liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve engine with a usable power of 200 bhp. The Mastretta MXT is listed to pull down a lightweight 2200 pounds. The engine may be upgraded in the final production version with Mastretta currently trying to ink deals with established, global car manufacturers.

The MXT will be fitted with a 5-speed transaxle manual transmission and high-performance 11.45-inches vented disc brakes that can bring the vehicle from 60 mph to standstill in a mere 35 meters. The Mastretta MXT is rear-wheel drive with rack and pinion steering. The exterior is built with closed mould, high-quality fiberglass over a bonded aluminum semi-monocoque chassis with steel complementary sub-frames. Dimensions are 153.5 X 68.9 X 46.1 inches (length, width and height.).

The interior of the Mastretta MXT appears quite roomy and should support enough comfort for distance driving. The MXT's windshield is generously-sized and allows great visibility although the rear window appears a bit small though adequate. Planned on-board standard equipment are basic and include airbags, an MP3 music system, and three-point safety harness.

Availability

There's not much buzz about the Mastretta MXT, which may not bode well, considering the release date should be coming soon.

Scheduled for production in early 2008, the makers of the Mastretta MXT are planning to ship both locally in Mexico and internationally. They are actively working towards establishing distribution networks across the U.S, Europe, and Japan. Mastretta specifically mentioned selling the MXT in Germany where they intend to market it head on against other small powerful sports car models such as the Lotus Elise and Opel GT.

 

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Interesting design

Big congrats to the country of Mexico for producing a sports car under a native brand.
 

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I dont like the front but cool car
 

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Reminds me of a shortened, cartoonish styling of the 599 GTO imo. looks pretty cool, but not 55k cool.
 

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it says this was in 2008......?

did it ever happen?
 

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it says this was in 2008......?

did it ever happen?
i did more research on it, and they are supposed to launch in the US sometime early 2011, but i dont know where to get one... it actually not very expensive..
 

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true story, a friend of mine has a lotus... i had to get in that thing the other day with my bookbag, and i am 6'1" 220 pounds.... not the proudest moment of my life
 

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"11.45-inches vented disc brakes that can bring the vehicle from 60 mph to standstill in a mere 35 meters" a bit over done for a car with 200 hp, I think...
 
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