We know summer days are far, far away, but anyone looking for a cool summer kit car should meander on over to the Mev Exocet. This kit car begins with a Mazda MX-5 Miata, tacks on an extra £2000 (around $2,500) in components and labor, and ends with a vehicle that looks like it belongs in the dunes. Mev claims doing the conversion is easy and can be done without professional assistance, but we’d play it on the safe side and ask for help anyway. Of course, if anyone is feeling froggy, then they may want to start the project now so it can be ready by the time the summer heat rolls in.

To begin the conversion, Mev removes the body shell of the Miata, leaving a rolling chassis. A full bracketed chassis and an integrated roll bar is then added, along with a GRP bonnet, rear cover, front & rear bulkheads, side panels, grille mesh, lower rear panel, and wings to complete the oversize go-cart. The Exocet also gets alloy floor panels, an alloy transmission tunnel, and a variety of nuts and bolts to keep the thing together. The design then takes a stickered turn with a vinyl graphics set in yellow, orange, black, white, red, or light green.

Up until now, we’d be convinced that this would be an excellent present to take the kids around the neighborhood, but then Mev suggests using a 1.6L (120bhp), 1.8L (131bhp) or 2.0L (167bhp) engine. Now it just sounds like a great day of fun for the kid in all of us.


What do you think?
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  (474) posted on 03.29.2011

You have the point AndersonStone, I that’s right. I think its concept is the same with the Atom or KTM.

  (379) posted on 03.15.2011

Though Mazda is one of the iconic car in the history of Le Man’s, I don’t think that there is good thing about this car. It’s totally pointless! Mazda makes a car that doesn’t have any upgrades in the performance? What the hell!And i don’t like the convertible version, rear and the front of this car.

  (309) posted on 01.17.2011

they should used a racing bucket seat here to make it more aggressive and sporty MEV. it looks great with read base paint and white racing stripes.

  (291) posted on 01.17.2011

wow this MEV is nicely done, best of luck for all those who build their own MEV, they should used the Miata as a reference for the handling and Honda VTEC for the engine.

  (765) posted on 01.16.2011

IMO i would rather chop a car and customize my own EXOCET body frame from famous car builder/custom/tunner like foose. and fit with a Honda R Type engine or MZR2.3 turbo engine.

  (477) posted on 01.16.2011

not only the miata is fitted to become MEV EXOCET, BMW Z3 and Merc Compressor is good also, but you needed a well know tuner and designer if you want it to be that way.

  (46) posted on 01.14.2011

When I see those cars I need at least to see them in action. Photos are not much use in this cases. I want more action! smiley

  (151) posted on 01.14.2011

Looks like the Ariel Atom frenzy is spreading! I bet this won’t be the last model with similar concept!

  (325) posted on 01.13.2011

how about tearing apart an MX5 and turning it into Exocet? i wonder how much money will i spent to built one.

  (702) posted on 01.13.2011

The latest version of the Exocet will be on show for the first time on our track day on 31st July. you can book now if you want to see this cars in action.

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