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Mexican sports car intender Mastretta has officially announced that it will reveal the production version of its MXT at this month's Paris Motor Show.

Longtime Autoblog readers may recall that the Latin auto was actually expected to go on sale back in 2009, but for unknown reasons, it evidently hasn't made it into serial production yet. Previously shown iterations of the MXT have been powered by a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec four-cylinder, with the promise that a production model would be turbocharged and fettled by the enginemeisters at Cosworth. The target back then was a modest 240 horsepower, but with an expected weight of under a ton, 0-60 mph was expect in under five seconds.

At this point, we're not sure if the car will look like the model revealed in 2007, let alone how many MXTs are planned, or at what cost. Back in 2008, Mastretta indicated that they were targeting about 150 units per year, with fully 70 percent of production earmarked for Europe and the United States. Click past the jump for the company's announcement and check out our gallery of the original MXT below.

[Source: Mastretta]

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Mastretta present in the 2010 Mondial de l'Automobile

Ocoyoacac, Estado de México, Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

Dear journalist

We start our official communications with your media sharing some news related to the brand and the upcoming unveiling of the MXT in its production version.

On the occasion of the 2010 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris, France, next October, the production version of the Mastretta MXT will make its world debut in preparation for its introduction in the mexican and international markets.

If you have the opportunity to attend this important event, we will be happy to welcome you to our stand to give you all the information about the project and specific material for the media.

Mastretta Cars will be located in Hall 5.1 Stand 136 on 30 September and 1 October for the press, and from October 2nd to 17th for the general public.

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      This mexican monstrosity will be displayed at the Paris show sitting atop cinder blocks, of course.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Very stupid coment...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Something about it makes me think Gumpert. Maybe it's the fact that it's genuinely unattractive. Yeah, that's probably what it is.
      • 4 Years Ago
      and this kids, is the reason why people go to design school... and graduate
      • 4 Years Ago
      No spinners on it? This can't be from Mexico.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought the line art's proportions got scrunched in translation but, no, the car actually does have those goofy proportions.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I used to like this car when I first saw it, but its beginning to look old, and it hasn't event gone on sale yet..
        • 4 Years Ago
        And the sad thing is that the "lines" used to tease the new one (Infinity wants its idea back) look as old and dated as the current car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I actually really like it.

      Not from a kit manufacturer though.

      I would LOVE to see GM or Ford (or any mainstream company) produce something like this with a 300hp v6.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The rear tried to look like a Scuderia but ened up looking like a MR2 trying to dress like a ferrari.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Actual Mexican troll here: So what are the American manufacturers building that´s better than this, as far as handling or driving dynamics?
      Plus this is targeted for Europe where they can own and drive nimble cars without being run over by a crazy lady on a SUV or crossover.
      • 4 Years Ago
      gumpart apollo?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Clearly I'm not alone.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Shoot it!!!!! Before it lays more eggs.
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