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Mastretta MXT, Mexican almost pure wool

In 2007 the first prototypes of this sport coupe Mexican origin were discovered by more nosy than some other automotive journalists. And just recently, within the Auto Show in London, said the production model was unveiled at the European and world press on site, via internet.

The firm Mastretta Design is a company specializing in industrial design, including automobile and has its transformative hours, created in 1987. Though totally unknown on a global scale, or even very discrete home in Mexico, and she conceived during Griffee of the 90 years, vehicles to sometimes arrogant style, retro, utility and buffoon, usually based on the chassis and mechanical of the Volkswagen New Beetle, coincidentally Assembly Mexico. With the unveiling of cutting Mastrella MXT, this design firm announces its intentions? Uvrer in a higher register from now.

It is no coincidence that the leaders have chosen Mastrella Design Salon London unveil their new high-performance cutting. Although the model has exhibited this show had a left hand drive, the engineers of the brand currently working on a prototype with right conduct. And for good reason, since it will cut sports markets initially in England kingdom of this small independent manufacturer of small high-performance sports car has very limited circulation for some of them. Names such as: Lotus, Morgan, Caterham, Ginetta and TVR to name only it.

Design, design and all mechanical and technological Elements, except for its engine, are homemade. Mastretta MXT the weighs only 900 kilograms (1985 lbs), by using a semi-monocoque frame and many parts of aluminum, has an associated body in fiberglass. Management cremaillere is extremely direct from a stop to the other in just 2.8 turns. Its dual arm suspensions are exemplary firmness, but well damped so that its driver does not spend all his time with his chiropractor. This small bomb sees his impulses stop by powerful disc brakes diameter of 293mm, supported by an anti-lock system (ABS).

Under the hood of this beautiful two-seater sports section has propulsion lies a central sign Ford Cosworth Duratec engine of the family, with a turbocharger. It is a four-cylinder 2.0-liter 240 horsepower (179 kW) and 184 lb.-ft. (249 Nm) of torque. A real engine template has Europeenne to answer adequately the tastes of these, including English. With such a cavalry manufacturing announced that his car can reach 100 km / h in less than 5 seconds, while offering a top speed of 240 km / h (150 mph).

The next step awaits its spawning, it will design a cockpit and instrumentation worthy of a high-performance sport and pass a battery of tests car, for its approval, planned from the beginning of 2009. Hopefully down the well, the market could become the next American place of predilection.

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