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by Adam Lynton
The latest iteration of the Mexican sports car will debut at the Autosport International Racing Show in Birmingham, UK.
The last we heard of Mexico's only sports car was at the end of 2011 when the MXT arrived at the LA Auto Show. Now we have word the Mastretta MXT-R, the latest variant of the MXT, will make its public debut this week at the Autosport International Racing Show in England. British publication Autocar will have a stand at the show, which is where the latest addition to the model range will be displayed. The MXT-R has been designed to sit somewhere between the current MXT road car and the upcoming track-only MXR race car.
It will use the 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine from the Ford Focus ST, good for around 285 horsepower, replacing the 2.0-liter turbocharged Duratec inline-four capable of putting out 260 hp and 257 lb-ft of torque. Other changes from the MXT road car include the racecar's aerodynamic package, including a front splitter and pronounced rear wing. There's no word on performance capabilities or pricing, but we should learn more in the coming months. In the meantime look out for the car at the Autosport International Racing Show, which runs from 10-13 January at the NEC in Birmingham.