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