Exomotive no longer distributes the MEV Sonic 7 or other RTR kits as of January 2013
The 21st Century Kit Car with Ford Power
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MEV Sonic 7
The Sonic 7 is the kit car for the 21st century. Made for the builder who does not want to construct a car originally designed decades ago. With new, fresh lines and proven Focus running gear you can be sure you are building a car that will last. The sharp styling compliments the Rocket but offers more practicality on a mechanically identical chassis. If you find the exoskeletal design of the Rocket to be too extreme but want the same power and suspension, the Sonic is your choice.
The Sonic 7’s chassis is a fully triangulated steel space frame and has been designed to provide a strong, stiff structure displaying a torsional strength of more than 2500 Nm per degree. For the roll bar customers can choose from our classic double hoop style or go for the MSA-spec option made of 48.3mm seamless tubing. We also offer the Sonic 7 without the roll bar for customers wanting to design and fabricate their own.
For power, you’ve got plenty of options. 2.0L Zetec engines can be found in high numbers at low prices. Even with 130hp on the stock engine, your power-to-weight ratio will still be better than a Porsche Boxster and a Lotus Elise. Want more power? Add a Ford Motorsports head and cams and you can go to 200hp+. At this level you can expect 0-60 times of 3.8 seconds and a top speed in excess of 140mph. Or perhaps you can find an SVT Focus donor car with 170hp and a six-speed manual transmission. Or go forced induction.
Ford Focus Donor Components
Builders of the MEV Sonic 7 have the choice of purchasing new parts or using a complete donor car to obtain the majority of parts not included in the kit. A 2000-2007 Ford Focus is the preferred donor vehicle and can be found all over the US at low prices. Furthermore, most builders tend to make money back off their donor cars by selling the unused parts. The following components can be provided by the Ford Focus donor car:
2.0 liter DOHC Zetec engine and 5 speed manual transmission
Drive shafts and front hubs
Radiator and electric fan
Fuel pump and gauge sender
License plate lights
Brake fluid reservoir
Flexi brake hoses
OBD2 diagnostic port
Steering column, wheel, switch gear and ignition switch and lock
ECU complete with engine bay wiring looms and sensors
Current lead time is approximately 8-12 weeks. Built to order by RTR in Nottingham. Shipping, insurance, import duties and fees can range from $600-$2000 depending on your location. We will make every effort to minimize these costs.
*Exomotive no longer distributes the Sonic 7 or other RTR kits as of January 2013*
The MEV Sonic at SCR filmed from another Rocket
Nigel shows us around Llandow Circuit at the CKC/Omex Track Day in his Sonic
Driving the Sonic 7 is all action with hard acceleration, firm braking, quick gearchanges and lots of wheel twirling. On acceleration, the car is very eager and responsive, the nose lifting slightly in reaction to the throttle, the back end gripping and hurling you forward.
/ Kit Car Magazine
The car feels very light on the road and the performance is certainly brisk, especially as the revs climb.
/ Complete Kit Car Magazine
I like the car. I like the price and it’s great to drive. MEV’s Sonic really is super.
/ Kit Car Magazine
I think the Sonic 7 is perhaps one of the best designs we’ve seen for many years. It is thoroughly modern, youthful and looks great from any angle. Brilliant.