Performance Racing Industry 2014 is upon us! Come see the Flyin’ Miata turbo-powered Exomotive Exocet Race car in DIYAutoTune.com’s booth #3359 December 11th through 13th. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
“The XXXocet: Check out the wheel/tire package! Traklite 15×9 with a +0 offset, wrapped in a big 235/50-15 Toyo R888. There are also spacers behind the wheels to allow for more frame and brake clearance. Now that’s a deep dish wheel. It’s also flow formed and weighs less than 14 lbs.
No, this setup won’t even come close to fitting on a Miata. Exocets have very different wheel/tire fitment constraints.
Yes, Flyin’ Miata is a Traklite dealer although they’re not yet listed on our website.”-Flyin’ Miata
“The XXXocet: While we’re still planning on a hood for the car, this engine cover hides a lot of the ugly stuff. We’re still looking at options for the intake, but we’re running out of room in the very packed engine bay.”-Flyin’ Miata
“The Miatas at MRLS track event is over. It was a massive success – we got the chance to chat with hundreds of Miata fans, checked out some cool cars (and missed a bunch of others), hung out with the Million-Mile Miata and took people for rides on the track.
The thundering Targa Miata gave a glimpse into the Can-Am days of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca while the Exocet showed how much fun you can have with light weight and modest horsepower.
The FM crew is on the way back home now. We’ll back to full strength in the office in a few days.”-Flyin’ Miata
“The Exocet: A shot from underneath. While the topside of the Exocet is admittedly fairly non-aerodynamic, the underside has nice smooth floors. The extra room in the transmission tunnel is for the exhaust.”
“The Exocet: You know we had to try it.
here was a subframe and our plastic engine just sitting there, and, well, wouldn’t you?
The engine’s not mounted, but it’s sitting in the appropriate place.
Lots of room. This isn’t a surprise, but it’s still good to see it.”
“The transmission tunnel is just laid in place for now, but it will be riveted down later. The small hole is the starting point for the shifter. We’ve also decided to install a proportioning valve in the cockpit, and you can see that on the yellow part of the tunnel.”