RTR announced today that all 2012 MEV tR1ke chassis will have the facility to have an electric reverse installed. See the new demo chassis undergoing testing in the video above. Find out more information about the MEV tR1ke here.
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.
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.
Great news about our bike-engined cars. Team MEV is proud to annouce that our Atomic model has now passed IVA and our innovative Yamaha R1-powered tR1ke is now road-legal. Either of these Yamaha R1 powered options is an excellent choice for your next build.