Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May might have had their fun at Mastretta's expense – and indeed that of Mexico as a whole – but the Hispanic sportscar manufacturer is bouncing back. Having missed its target last year, Mastretta is aiming to start exporting its MXT next year to Europe. The region isn't lacking for its own domestically produced sports cars, so Mastretta is upping its game.
Instead of the 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine that has powered previous versions of the MXT, Autocar reports that Mastretta is installing the newer EcoBoost unit from the Ford Focus ST (like its countryman, the VUHL 05) and coupling it with refused front-end styling and a lighter curb weight. Whether the updates will be enough to make the revised Mastretta MXT stand out in an already crowded market remains to be seen, but we'll be interested to see our Mexican compatriots give it a try.