Exocet Base

The Exocet Base kit provides the foundation for a fun, street-oriented Exocet designed to be used with standard three-point seatbelts.

Exocet Sport

The Exocet Sport’s upgraded roll bar structure offers the perfect option for a streetable Exocet with the ability to enjoy the many tracks throughout the U.S.

Exocet Race

With it’s full cage and steel floors, the Exocet Race kit is the best choice for your ultimate track car with additional emphasis on driver safety.


The Exomotive Exocet

Made in the USA

With 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.

For 2013 and beyond, Exomotive has taken the Exocet concept to the next level by completely reengineering the chassis for improved rigidity, safety and build time. Every single tube and panel has been redesigned using the latest CAD software and extensive Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to eliminate weak points, improve stiffness and optimize weight. New front and rear bulkhead designs, stressed driveshaft cover, gusset plates, triangulation tubes, integral rollbar design, revised tubing wall thicknesses, a boxed-in engine bay, and a revised floor that now functions as a loadpath between the subframes and suspension points all contribute to an over 300% torsional stiffness improvement compared to the previous model.

In addition to the Miata powertrain, the new Exocet has been designed with LSx V8 power in mind. Improved front bulkhead, floor and transmission cover design allows for exciting options like an LS3/T56 with a Ford 8.8 or CTS-V rear end. Bolt on your Monster Miata, V8 Roadsters or Boss Frog V8 subframe kit and you can create something that will truly scare you. Even a relatively modest LSx build would put you at a power-to-weight ratio similar to the current crop of hypercars – and the new chassis can handle it!

Simple Build Progression

Less Time Building, More Time Driving

The build progression is simple: strip down the body of a donor 1990-2005 Mazda 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 the floors on to the Exocet chassis, install the brake/fuel lines and bolt the new exoskeletal Exocet chassis to the donor drivetrain. Now re-install the steering column, instruments, wiring harness, parking brake, fuel tank, seats and seat belts. Most builds are 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.


View Sample Exocet Builds

How will you build yours?

Flyin’ Miata’s Exocet Sport

Exocet Sport / Turbo

Ford V8 Exocet War Machine

Exocet Sport / V8

Ed’s Eco-Exo-R


Roger’s Eco-Exo-R



Based on the Legend

The World's Best Selling Two-Seater

The Much Loved Mazda Miata

The Mazda Miata is the best selling two-seater sports car of all time and on any given weekend has more cars on track than any other make or model. It’s the perfect platform for the Exocet.

Many Inexpensive Donors Available

With nearly three quarters of a million NA and NB Mazda Miata donors produced from 1990-2005, Exocet builders have plenty of cheap donors available throughout the United States at very low prices.

What do I get with my Exocet kit?

Learn more about what is included with your kit and what options you have.

Exomotive’s Exocet hits the streets in Atlanta, GA

Exomotive’s Exocet Sport Turbo on track at VIR

Team MEV demonstrates how to build an Exocet in 4 minutes

Exomotive’s Turbo Exocet Race car on track at VIR

See For Yourself

People Are Talking

You would not believe how good the Exocet kit car is. This is a brilliant car.


Adam Wilkins

Features Editor / Complete Kit Car

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

Presenter / Top Gear

The harder you push, the more capably the Exocet soaks it up.


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

Small on cost, big on thrills


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

Explore Build Threads

Read through Exocet build blogs and see how others have completed their builds.

Ready to Buy?

Fill out our online Exocet order form and submit your deposit via the store.

Have any questions?

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