Put Your Miata on the Ultimate Exoskeletal Diet
Turn it into a MEV Exocet with 30% less weight!
The MEV ExocetWith 750,000 sold between 1989 and 2005, the Mazda Miata is the bestselling two-seater sports car in history. A reliable, lightweight roadster featuring front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout with a soul that descends from the popular British sports cars of the 60s. There's a reason we all love it: it really is that good. Just take a look at your local track on any given weekend.
So what is the problem with the Miata? Truthfully, not much. That's why it makes an excellent platform for a new exoskeletal kit car. Designer Stuart Mills had very clear design goals from the beginning of the Exocet project: easy to build, lightweight, low cost and massive fun. A brilliant concept aimed at the novice car builder.
The build progression is fairly simple: strip down the body of the donor Miata, remove the wiring harness, unbolt the front and rear sub-frames and lift off the old body with an engine hoist. You will be left with the entire mechanical underpinnings of the Miata.
Next, rivet on the floors, install the brake/fuel lines and bolt the new exoskeletal Exocet chassis to the donor components. Now re-install the steering column, instruments, wiring harness, parking brake, fuel tank, seats and seat belts. Designed to be completed in about 100 hours. No welding, special tools or alterations to donor components needed. You don't even need to take the engine out.
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MEV Exocet SpecificationsLength: 132 inches
Width: 68.4 inches
Height: 47 inches
Wheelbase: 89.2 inches
Weight: ~1400 pounds (varies depending on options)
Exocet Base Kit - $5,999
- Fully Bracketed Chassis & Roll Bar ready to bolt on to the Miata powertrain
- Alloy Floor Panel
- Alloy Transmission Tunnel
- Front & Rear Bulkheads
- Side Sill Panels
- Grille Mesh
- Four Wing Mounts
- Nut & Bolt Pack
- Roll of 3/16" Brake Pipe and Metric Flare Nuts
- Roll of Knock-on Edge Trim
- Self Tapping Screws
- GRP Nose, Hood, Fuel Tank Cover, and Wings
- Over 180 different RAL color options standard
- Assembly Guide
- Lighting Options available in our store
- Harness Bar - add $250
- Exocet Race Version with Full Cage and Welded Steel Floors - add $1850
- Chassis Media Blasting and Powder Coating - add $600
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Team MEV demonstrates how to build an Exocet in 4 minutes
"You would not believe how good the Exocet kit car is. This is a brilliant car." Adam Wilkins - Features Editor, Complete Kit Car Magazine
"The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun." Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear
"Small on cost, big on thrills." Complete Kit Car Magazine
"The MX-5 is a good place to start. It's renowned for its fine balance and benign oversteering attitude. The Exocet retains its geometry and dimensions almost exactly." Complete Kit Car Magazine
"Something else that will be a major plus point for the Exocet is the amount of cockpit space. There's masses of room in here." Complete Kit Car Magazine
"The harder you push, the more capably the Exocet soaks it up." Complete Kit Car Magazine