This is the Mastretta MXT, a rare beauty from Latin America. Born somewhere near Mexico City, the sports car is currently available in its home country and in Europe. Its bonded aluminum chassis is inspired by Lotus Elise and Exige, and ensures the car’s light weight, together with some carbon fiber elements.
Powered by a Ford-sourced 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 247 hp and 257 lb-ft of torque, the car can complete the 0-60 sprint in 4.9 seconds. When the MXT will finally make it to North America (USA and Canada), it will come without its transversely-mounted engine in the back, and without its transmission. North American buyers will have the opportunity to choose to give life to their Mastrettas using their favorite 2.0-liter engines and transmissions.
According to Carlos Mastretta, the General Manager of the company, the vehicle will sell in the U.S. for approximately $58,000. The price probably reflects the car’s Italian heritage too: Mastretta’s grandfather was instructed by Enzo Ferrari himself, and he passed on all his knowledge to the younger generations. Fortunately, his passion for cars was shared by his grandson, who after many years created the remarkable MXT.