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    This car was on display among the smaller-production builders like Bentley, Lamborghini and Morgan. It's called a Mastretta, and it uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter Duratec Ford to push the 2,100-pound car along. Has anyone ever seen one of these in the wild or at the a track?

    The Mastretta Cars Official Web Site

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    It's a kit car. So if you want to register it in CA and drive it on the street, you have to get one of the 500 kit car permits that are available each year. They are all spoken for on Jan. 2. Did they mention price?
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    looks like more and more small car companies are making hybrid/ kit car stuff like this
    I wonder where is the boundary and how many are going to last in the industry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    It's a kit car. So if you want to register it in CA and drive it on the street, you have to get one of the 500 kit car permits that are available each year. They are all spoken for on Jan. 2. Did they mention price?
    According to the website, the company is located in Mexico, but I couldn't find a price anywhere. I watched the on-track footage on the website. I wonder if Pink Floyd management/legal knows Mastretta is using one of the band's songs in its video.

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    The guys at FSWERKS (who help Clint with his turbo'd Focus) are behind the motor of this thing as well. Some info from the Focus Forum:
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    2011 Los Angeles Auto Show:Mastretta MXT North American Debut


    INTRODUCTION
    • The Mastretta MXT is presented to the American market at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
    • Built by Tecnoidea SAPI de CV, the Mastretta MXT is the first ever Mexican designed and manufactured sportscar. The Mastretta MXT was first introduced in Mexico in early 2011 and we are proud now to participate in the LA Auto Show and to present the car to the American consumers.
    The MXT has the true sports character, its mid engine layout providing great weight distribution and low center of gravity for swift acceleration, handling, and braking. Light, quick, and fun to drive is our goal.

    The vehicle has a purposeful and honest exterior design, based on proportions, order, and functional elements. The interior is made with high-end materials, and is comfortably roomy for a car of this type and size.
    The powertrain boasts a powerful 2.0 liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 250 hp and 250 Lb/ft of torque. The specially crafted double control arm suspension of the MXT is tuned for performance.
    The chassis, body, interior elements, and suspension are built in-house. Components such as engine, transmission, electronics, cooling system, A/C and others are US made, making the Mastretta MXT a true North American endeavour.
    • Production has started.Turn key sales are ongoing in Mexico and Europe.
    • The car will be offered to the US and Canadian markets as a Specially Constructed Vehicle.
    • The first year is set for the production of 100 cars. This capacity will increase to a maximum of 500 cars per year during the first 5 years of production.
    • Price range US$60,000- 65,000




    ABOUT US:
    Tecnoidea SAPI de CV is a Mexican design and engineering consulting firm based in the Mexico City area, with more than 20 years of experience in the transportation industry. Through creativity, innovation and technology, Tecnoidea has helped businesses create products from the initial concept all the way to successful product development. Tecnoidea effectively becomes an extension of its client´s product development team. Backed by a solid reputation in providing world-class design and engineering services, Tecnoidea enables visions to become commercial success.

    THE PROJECT MXT, 2006 – PRESENT

    The MXT vision began in 2006. The goal was to create a brand new sports car with a provocative and unique styling. For the first time in the company’s history, a proprietary chassis was developed along with all the technical engineering elements, with the exception of the powertrain. After years of working on the vehicle’s design, talking with potential suppliers, creating early prototypes and doing preliminary tests, the MXT Prototype Zero debuted in 2008 at the British Motorshow in London. Production was planned to start in 2009, however the international financial crisis delayed the project for one year.

    THE CAR

    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 2100 pounds) 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.

    PERFORMANCE: PURPOSE

    The Mastretta MXT is about performance. Advanced engineering, lightweight materials and a powerful engine act together to achieve the dynamics of the MXT. Steeped in the principles of modern racing technology, the MXT does not include driver aids or electronic assists that filter the driving experience. It is driving in its purest form.

    As a driver’s car, the most important development aim was to focus on optimizing acceleration, cornering and braking capabilities. With an overall weight of just over 900 kg and a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine producing 250 hp, the MXT accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds at sea level, and reaches a top speed of 230 km/h. The high-performance chassis can generate lateral acceleration of up to 1.1 G, making exceptional cornering speeds possible, while the braking system provides outstanding stopping power.

    Despite its remarkable performance, the MXT is not only a hardcore track day special that maximizes speed, but offers practicality. Thus, the car is very well suited for road driving, oriented towards spirited drivers who seek an exhilarating experience behind the wheel. Benefiting from its light weight, low centre of gravity and relatively long wheelbase, the chassis offers a fine balance between ride comfort and handling. Despite its agility and power, it is easy to control even at the limit of grip.



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    There is only one way to prove this car is as good they say it is, place it in the hands of one of our "tame" drivers.
    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    Some say ... TrackHQ is home to some of the finest momentum drivers in North America. Others say we omit every fifth word when we speak.


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    Some say we have been banned from every other website.
    To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    Some say we have been banned from every other website.
    ... and that we have more black flags than a pesticide company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Some say ... TrackHQ is home to some of the finest momentum drivers in North America. Others say we omit every fifth word when we speak.
    Especially if the 5th word is an article like "a" and "the", and twice as often if your name is William :-P

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    Some say we can't spell either . . .
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    Lol! I saw this at the show. It looks pretty good in person. The guys there were kind enough to answer all questions. They're brochure was just a plain sheet of paper with the specs.

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    it has a focus motor/trans, and the guys who do my turbo kit and tuning did the turbo setup on this

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    Those Duratecs are pretty nifty engines. My wife owned an '05 Focus wagon, which had one. I always dug it.

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    I hear time attack organizations are adding another class again, just for these cars. Actually, 4 more classes for it...Pro-beginner unlimited, SuperPro-street unlimited, SuperDuperPro-modified unlimited, and SuperDuperUberPro-unlimited unlimited. Pick the class and be the next TA champion of another 1 man class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Those Duratecs are pretty nifty engines. My wife owned an '05 Focus wagon, which had one. I always dug it.
    the 2.3 duratec im running in my focus is a 100% stock long block, makes 315whp and 250wtq on 13psi, and has ran like that for a whole year, not bad considering i got the motor for $400 bucks outta a junk yard 03 focus

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