A Mexican Exotic - El Mastretta MXT
This aggressive looking coupe debuted at the Mexico City Auto Show in December. Mastretta Design has produced Mexico's first home-grown sports car with deeply sculpted, energetic stance. Mastretta is involved with all sorts design and manufacturing, ranging from bottles to buses and had produced a VW Bettle based sports kit-car called the MXB. This latest model is dubbed the MXT (for Mastretta MeXico Transverse). Like expensive exotic cars from Europe the body structure is bonded aluminum and the power train is a transversely mounted 2.3 liter Ford Duratec unit making 200 HP. First year production is targeted at 150 units per year with the first units going on sale in the UK shortly at a rumored list price of £32,999.
Exports to the US are planned, with a price of $55,000. Mexican pricing looks to be around $500,000 pesos.