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Mexican sports car gets Ecoboost-powered engine

By FaezClutchless on 22 Jan 2013

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When it comes to exotic performance cars, many would not expect a country like Mexico to manufacture such models. But in fact, there is a small company there, that builds sports cars - known as Mastretta Cars.

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Currently, the company has only one sports car model which is the MXT (above) and recently, they have unveiled a more hardcore version of the MXT; the MXT-R.

Aesthetically, there are not many differences between the MXT-R and its standard sibling. The MXT-R is fitted with a front splitter, a huge spoiler at the back and aerodynamic side skirts.

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The added exterior modifications are hugely inspired by a track-only model, known as the MXR, that the company is scheduled to release at the end of this year,

The MXT-R is powered by a 2.0-litre Ford Ecoboost engine that delivers around 300bhp and the engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission. Although other performance figures were not revealed, the car is said to be able to complete the century sprint in less than 5.5 seconds.

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The car’s body was constructed out of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic components and parts and the chassis is made out of aluminium. This lightweight construction has kept the car’s weight at only 950kg (dry weight).

Although the MXT-R was build and design with performance in mind, the car comes with numerous modern features such as a DVD player, GPS navigation and a hands-free communication device. The carbon fibre seats are upholstered in leather and a flat bottom steering wheel completes the performance look.

The MXT-R has already started production in Mexico and prices start at US$63,000 (S$77,416).

Image credit: Mastretta Cars

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