This year’s Autosport International show is more exciting than ever for the MEV brand as we go into 2012 with MEV vehicles being developed on several continents and with a variety of powerplants.
On display at RTR’s booth is truly one of the most incredible incarnations of the the MEV Rocket that has ever been produced. Mabbs’ Supercharged Rocket M600C features an awe inspiring 600bhp/ton power to weight ratio.
In addition, the fabulous MEV Sonic 7 and MEV tR1ke demo vehicles will be on display in the RTR booth, manned throughout the weekend by Paul Holmes and Leighton Norris. Be sure to come see us this weekend in Hall 19 on stand number 19030. Simply turn to the right as you enter through the Hall 19 entrance and you can’t miss us.
RTR was out in force again over the weekend with the Rocket, Sonic 7 and tR1ke at the Top Gear Live Show at Excel London. Paul from RTR reports that they had a successful show with the MEV cars surrounded by good company. Behind the stand was a KTM X-Bow, Ferrari 355 Spyder, and Lamborghini Gallardo. To the side at Clive Sutton’s stand featured a pearl-colored Bugatti Veyron with a £1,300,000 price tag alongside a brand new McLaren MP4 12-C. Great company indeed! The Excel London TGL show along with the NEC Birmingham show have been two excellent showings for the MEV cars in 2011 and we look forward to 2012.
For a collection of photos from the exhibition floor at Top Gear Live, enjoy the video below. Jump to 1:01 to see the Rocket, tR1ke and Sonic 7 at the RTR booth:
Over the weekend, RTR took Mabbs’ Rocket, their Sonic 7 and tR1ke to NEC Birmingham for the Top Gear Live. Simply put, Top Gear Live is the most complete, all-action auto entertainment event on earth. Throughout the weekend, the stand was packed with people asking questions, taking pictures and admiring the exocars on display. Overall a fantastic show! Check out some photos of the event below.
There is a very nice yellow and black Sonic 7 with 2.0L Zetec and quad Jenvey Throttle Bodies with M-Tec V4 engine management system. Power output is estimated at 180bhp, equating to a power to weight ratio in the region of 400bhp per ton. Great deal at only £12995 through Sovereign Car Sales.
MEV Limited are industry renowned for producing some of the wildest and fastest road cars money can buy. The Sonic 7 is one of MEVs creations and with its sharp modern styling, it takes the Caterham Super 7 concept to another level. Utilizing a fully triangulated space frame chassis, independent wish bone suspension and the latest fuel injected engines, handling and power to weight is literally mind blowing.
This particular example is a SONIC 7 GTR Limited Edition and was professionally built in 2011 and subsequently fully IVA’d. Finished in jet black and Indianapolis yellow livery, it has only covered running in miles only and boasts an ‘11’ reg. This astonishing car offers huge savings over factory built examples, while also being equipped with the ultimate Zetec 2 liter, twin over head cam unit running on quad Jenvey Throttle Bodies and M-Tec V4 engine management system. Power output is estimated at 180bhp, equating to a power to weight ratio in the region of 400bhp per tonne! Compared to 156bhp per tonne for a Lotus Elise and 187bhp per tonne for a Porsche Boxster, it is clear to see the performance potential.
Specified as follows: 17 inch multi spoke gloss black alloy wheels with super low profile tires. Front and rear aero wings. SPAX coil over adjustable suspensions. Front and rear disc brakes with billet alloy Wilwood multi piston calipers. Dual, silver roll over bar. Tinted aero-screen. Compact, matte black head lights. Big bore oval exit RS exhaust system. Carbon effect wing mirrors. Composite race seats. Four point Sabelt racing harnesses. Push button start. Vapor digital dash. Sparco three spoke steering wheel. Professionally trimmed, race inspired interior and carbon switch panel.
As for the two liter Ford power plant this looks amazing nestled in the space frame chassis and equipped with the Jenvey throttle bodies and massive air rams which protrude from the bodywork.
Save yourself thousands off the factory cost and purchase one of the fastest Sonic 7s in existence. Striking livery and the reassurance of a professional build. Amazing value at only £12,995.
Always a fan of the automotive blog Jalopnik, I ran into a great comment by Chris (Desu-San-Desu) about what makes a “real” car. I modified it a bit to be more specific to our exocars and I think it fits perfectly. Our cars are for Drivers.
[blocknote class=”red” title=”Is your car a real car?”]
It does what a car is supposed to and nothing else. My exocar is a car made for drivers, not sheep. I know this because:
My exocar has a manual transmission, like a real car should.
It has a clutch pedal, like a real car should.
It has a throttle cable, like a real car should.
It has a steering assembly made of metal, not wires, like a real car should.
It has an actual e-brake handle beside the driver, like a real car should.
It has no plastic covers under the hood; just an engine, like a real car should.
It has a dipstick for the oil, like a real car should.
It does not talk or read to me; the only noise it makes is from the engine, like a real car should.
It has no Traction Control for me to even turn off. It makes me responsible for my own driving, like a real car should.
The only social networking my exocar has is an open top so I can give the driver in the next lane The Finger, like a real car should.
The only things that ‘Sync’ in my exocar is man and machine, like a real car should.
The only way my exocar has daytime running lights is if I turn the headlights on myself, like a real car should.
Its headlights don’t turn on unless I say so, like a real car should.
Its brakes are activated by me and only me, like a real car should.
It has a tachometer that is of equal or bigger size and prominence than the speedometer, like a real car should.
It does not have Voice Activated anything. It leaves the responsibility of learning where all of the knobs, buttons, and switches are up to me, like a real car should.
It tells me what the actual oil pressure is with a dedicated gauge, like a real car should.
It does not chime to remind me to put on my seat belt. It leaves that choice up to me, like a real car should.
It does not tell me when to change gears. It leaves that choice up to me, like a real car should.
It does not tell me that I am due for my scheduled oil change. It makes me responsible for my own vehicle’s maintenance, like a real car should.
It does not tell me that my tires are one PSI too low. It leaves checking their pressure up to me, like a real car should.
It does not tell me that my fuel cap is loose. It makes me responsible for my mistakes, like a real car should.
It does not tell me when to turn left. It does not tell me it’s recalculating. It tells me when it need’s more fuel and that’s it, like a real car should.
It does not tell me to stay in my lane; it makes me be a good driver or suffer the consequences, like a real car should.
It does not do my parking for me. It has mirrors, a gear shift, a steering wheel, and pedals so I can do it myself, like a real car should.
It does not treat me like a child. It treats me like a Driver, like a real car should.
I am not my car’s puppet to control; when I am in my car, I am the one pulling the strings.
My car does not control me; I control it.
It does not tell me what to do or when to do it.
It sure as hell does not tell me my Facebook status.
After an amazing qualifying session at the Korean International Circuit, I was really pulling for Lewis to win Sunday in Yeongam at the Korean Grand Prix. Oh well, the Vettel dominance continues. What can you say? Seb and Red Bull are on fire.
Watching Lewis tear around the year-old track reminded me of this photo of Lewis Hamilton and Stuart Mills discussing the Sonic 7. Even drivers of the most thrilling vehicles in the world have a keen interest in the Exomotive line of vehicles.
McLaren F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton tries on the MEV Sonic 7 and discusses vehicle dynamics with Stuart Mills