Mastretta MXT

From Mastretta press: The Mastretta MXT is the first high-performance sports car by Mastretta Cars. The new automotive manufacturer division of Tecnoidea is based in Ocoyoacac, Estado de México, closely located to the capital of the country.

The Mastretta MXT is a high-performance 2 seat sports car, engineered to deliver outstanding performance through mechanical excellence.

The MXT is Mastretta’s answer to the lightweight sports car market, offering a highly advanced vehicle with aggressive design and outstanding driving dynamics while simultaneously responding to our environmentally conscious times by achieving a high level of fuel efficiency.

This lightweight coupé (weighing just over 900 kg) is an entirely new 2-seater, rear mid-engine sports car developed using advanced aerospace materials and motorsport technology. The MXT was developed with the driver experience in mind. Its priorities from the onset have thus been to deliver outstanding performance through purity of design. Its powerful turbocharged 2.0 L engine develops 250 hp, allowing the MXT to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds. This acceleration is harnessed by a finely tuned chassis, allowing the vehicle to develop more than 1.1 G of cornering and braking force.

The Mastretta MXT has the robustness and practicality that allow for its use on a day-to-day basis. It is well suited for long distance journeys and city driving alike. With class-leading interior space, this coupé conveys a feeling of spaciousness. The vehicle is fitted with beautifully crafted carbon fiber seats, wrapped in premium leather while interior accents are trimmed in Ultrasuede®, creating the perfect balance between elegance and performance. This car is equipped with the latest technological amenities, including a multimedia system featuring GPS, Bluetooth and iPod compatibility. While performance-oriented, the ride enjoys a high level of comfort due to a lightweight vehicle construction. The MXT is a unique car that offers a high level of versatility, making it a perfect vehicle for daily spirited driving or as a powerful racetrack element.

Designing a car is more than simply creating a beautiful shape. Our design team followed the traditional racing principles of functionality and lightness. Even at first sight, the striking design of the Mastretta MXT reflects its high performance nature. While speeding through a track or sitting silently still, this car exudes an unmistakable essence of form following function.

The final shape of the car was dictated by the principles of aerodynamics. The flowing line that travels along the centre of the car, starting with the low nose through to the rear spoiler, channels the air in a clean fashion while generating the required downforce to give the MXT agility and balance at both low and high speeds. Large side scoops provide breathing and cooling for the turbocharged rear mid-engine. The flat aluminium underbody also plays an important role as it directs the air to the rear diffuser, not only avoiding lift but enhancing rear stability; essential features for the performance driver.

The Mastretta MXT was engineered and built around the cockpit. The seats are positioned close together and as low as the chassis allows, creating an ideal seating position for performance driving and allowing the driver to enjoy optimal road feel.

Despite the vehicle’s small dimensions, the interior is spacious enough to seat even tall drivers comfortably. Bespoke carbon fibre seats, trimmed in leather, were developed to provide maximum support for the driver under high g-forces generated by the Mastretta MXT when cornering, accelerating and braking. The flat-bottomed steering wheel has a diameter of only 320 mm, a size that facilitates quick turn-ins. The aluminium pedals are positioned to allow precision footwork, with the throttle located slightly in front of the brake pedal to facilitate the heel-and-toe technique.

The turbocharged 2.0 litre Duratec four cylinder engine is located behind the cockpit and in front of the rear axle, connected to a MTX-75 five-speed manual gearbox.

With a power output of 184 kW (250 hp) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque, this aluminium power plant is excellently suited to the MXT as it is compact and lightweight, while delivering very good levels of performance and drivability.

Gallery: Mastretta MXT