Mastretta MXT 

  • built in Other
  • 2008
  • 242 HP 2.0L
  • 151 mph
Mastretta is only the third manufacturer (after Lotus and Panoz) to create an extruded and bonded aluminium chassis, although here it comes with a carbon composite floor and a rear section of chrome-molybdenum steel.
by EVO (Oct, 2008)
And small wonder: until now the transport design company founded in Mexico City some 20 years ago by brothers Daniel and Carlos Mastretta has mostly concentrated its efforts on buses.
by EVO (Oct, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mastretta MXT


4.9 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Top speed

151 mph
R390 GT1
220 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph

Data points Key details of the Mastretta MXT


242 HP
R390 GT1
550 HP
Nissan GT-R
542 HP


186 ft-lb
R390 GT1
471 ft-lb
Nissan GT-R
468 ft-lb

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The steering’s a mite meatier than expected too, making the MXT feel heavier than it should; the brilliant intimate detail served up by an Elise isn’t there yet.
by EVO (Oct, 2008)
The suspension will be revised too, which is good because as it stands some further work is needed.
by EVO (Oct, 2008)


The lines have the kind of taut compactness that suggests lightness and purpose, and indeed the MXT will weigh around 900kg and have a top speed of 150mph with a sub-5sec 0-60mph time.
by EVO (Oct, 2008)
The brakes, wheels and interior will all change too, so our drive – at the Bedford Autodrome because the car isn’t yet road legal – serves mainly to set the scene and give us a flavour of what’s to come.
by EVO (Oct, 2008)


Its size and looks are a good start.
by EVO (Oct, 2008)


The car we’ve been granted access to is a pre-production prototype and there’s still a fair chunk of work to be completed before it goes on sale in 2009, not least replacing the 170bhp turbocharged four-cylinder VW unit that currently sits amidships with a Cosworth-tuned 240bhp 2-litre Ford Duratec motor.
by EVO (Oct, 2008)


The seats you see here will be junked in favour of Recaro items and the dash will be a digital affair, but the fact that the basics hit the mark suggests the final outcome should work well.
by EVO (Oct, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mastretta
Type of car Production car
Year 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.19 lb/hp
Maximum hp 242 HP
Maximum torque 186 ft-lb
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,000 cc
Cylinders V6
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 151 mph
0-60mph 4.9 s


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,982 lb
Width 70.5 in
Height 45.3 in
Length 153.5 in
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