Exomotive Exocet Sport V8 “XP-5”

Exomotive’s Exocet Sport featuring a LS376/525hp V8 was built in late 2014 to test the V8Roadsters/Exomotive-designed, GM LS-based V8 swap kit for the Exocet. The car uses a 2002 F-body T-56 transmission and a Cadillac CTS-V 3.23 rear differential. This monster on four wheels produces 525hp and weighs in at 1690 pounds wet.

Build Overview

The Exocet Sport’s chassis is powder coated in gloss black and features the optional passenger diagonal in the roll bar. This car was Exomotive’s first V8 Exocet build to develop and demonstrate how extreme one can go. The car features a brand new 525hp LS3 from GM Performance. Total weight with fluids and a full tank of gas on scales at Roebling Road was 1690 pounds.

Parts Used In the Build

Donor: 1990 Mazda Miata
Engine: GM Performance LS376/525 with FM/Moroso Oil Pan
Transmission: 2002 F-body T-56 6-speed Manual
Differential: Cadillac CTS-V 3.23
V8Roadsters: Exocet V8 Front Subframe, Rear Transmission mount, Aluminum Driveshaft, 600hp Axles/Hubs
Wheels/Tires: Tracklite Holeshot 15×8
Suspension: Prothane Polyurethane Bushings, Apex’i coilovers, FM V8 front sway bar
Seating: Sparco Sprint
Safety: Driven 5-point Harness
Steering Wheel: Driven 13.5″ Deep Dish
Wings: Rear NASCAR Car of Tomorrow