its place among sports car designers with its 2012 Mastretta MXT,
with 250 horses. With the body of what looks like a hybrid between
a Ferrari and a Lotus, it will get plenty of second glances.
It's a two
seat coupe that features a Fiber Reinforced Plastic body around
a chassis made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic. The riveted
and bonded aluminum helps to bring the body together, and a steel
roll cage adds to the safety. The inline-four engine is a 2.0
liter turbo-charged beauty that will get you where you're going,
MXT features a steel sub-frame and it has double wishbone suspension,
front and rear. The company feels confident that the car will
sell well in Europe, where they have already introduced it. Initially,
they will be making about 150 cars each year, for a total of about
MXT debuted at the L.A. Auto Show, which is a high-class way to
show potential buyers the newest models available. The 5-speed
manual transmission and the horses under the hood take this little
coupe from 0-60 in a mere five seconds, and the alloy wheels are
a striking 17 inches in size. The tires are made for high-performance
and the vehicle corners very well. Inside the cabin, you'll find
carbon-fiber made sport seats wrapped in leather, with accents
The MXT is
already being sold in Mexico and a few markets in Europe. It will
be offered in the US, classified as a "Specially Constructed
Vehicle", which grants it exemptions from some federal safety
regulations. This car will probably be priced between sixty and
sixty-five thousand dollars, when it comes to the US.
Mastretta MXT was awarded Road and Track's Ten Best Cars on Display
when it debuted at the L.A. Auto Show. The people who attended
the event were taken with the vehicle, and they were surprised
how good it looks beyond the prototype form.
showcased a 2012 model of the vehicle and a stripped down chassis,
to allow people to see and understand the unique technology behind
the vehicle and the way it performs. The carbon fiber and aluminum
chassis, along with the adjustable, fine-tuned suspension, the
assembly and manufacturing quality, were displayed so that viewers
could see each detail directly.
Director at Mastretta Cars has said that he's been a Road &
Track fan for a number of years, and before he brought the new
car to the show in LA, he felt sure that they would probably get
a lot of attention from specialists' publications.
though, he said that having their new MXT named as a Top Ten in
Display by Road & Track was a special honor, and a positive
beginning for their venturing into the US selling grounds. He
feels that the vehicle was welcomed by American visitors to the
Auto Show, and the Director said he is ready to put his car in
the hands of the drivers, so that people will learn how well the
car drives and handles.