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Old 04-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #41
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FWIW, I tried to build a MEV rocket and ended up throwing in the towel. I was not a well put together kit IMHO.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #42
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that "car" is all sorts of ugly.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #43
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that "car" is all sorts of ugly.
And that. Fugly. Oh, and if you want a light miata, you can get DAYM close to what the kit weighs... they are comming in at around 1800lbs wet. I know a guy that had a CSP miata that was only a little more.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:06 PM   #44
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I might actually be checking out an Exocet this weekend. The US distributer is based out of Atlanta so I will hopefully be stopping by their shop to check them out.

I thought weight wise that they were below 1500pounds when done.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:11 PM   #45
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U.S. distributor claims ~1430 lbs.

http://exomotive.com/
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #46
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Oh snap...

Not only did that guy have his just-finished Exocet crunched at the gas station, his day actually started by having his neighbor back into his daily driver Miata.

http://mevowners.proboards.com/index...ad=961&page=10
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #47
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its still ugly.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #48
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its still ugly.
Ugly and fast is better then pretty and slow.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #49
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these things are so ugly they should be banned from the road
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im with frank. they did everything possibly to make that thing look like transgendered prosititute. negative sexy.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #51
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I came to post this and saw it was already said... http://vimeo.com/40900072
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #52
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Also, I think the car looks beautiful. Something unique and go-kartesc
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:13 PM   #53
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I could mount a seat and rack on our rolling drivetrain and it would look sleeker and sexier.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #54
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I will post a few pics of it that I took today at the Mitty.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:31 AM   #55
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Saw the car this weekend. I don't care if it's not the best looking car; gears are turning in my head about building a turbo Exocet. The owner (who is also the U.S. distributor) is a super nice guy - would be totally comfortable doing business with him.

Pretty cool to inspect the car up close - I didn't realize that the front and rear Miata subframes bolted right up to this chassis. He estimates one can be built in 100 hours - that's not bad.

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:50 AM   #56
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Saw the car this weekend. I don't care if it's not the best looking car; gears are turning in my head about building a turbo Exocet. The owner (who is also the U.S. distributor) is a super nice guy - would be totally comfortable doing business with him.

Pretty cool to inspect the car up close - I didn't realize that the front and rear Miata subframes bolted right up to this chassis. He estimates one can be built in 100 hours - that's not bad.
I spent a good amount of time also talking to Kevin about the kit. It is by no means a car to look good, it is a car for DRIVING. Sometime in the future when I have a garage and can spend a few months working on it I will probably buy one and build it. He told me he thinks the total weight is about 1430 with half a tank of gas. I am thinking with a nice built NA VVT motor at right around 150hp at the wheels the Exocet would be a ------- blast.
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I've decided I think it looks fine for what it is. It'll never be a Seven or even an Atom-copy, but then the design and construction basically forced the appearance of the end product, and I'm okay with that. Form following function, etc.

I want one. I just don't know what I'd do with it. It's almost unusable as a road car except for screwing around on empty roads, and I can't afford a dedicated track/autocross car.
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I want one. I just don't know what I'd do with it. It's almost unusable as a road car except for screwing around on empty roads, and I can't afford a dedicated track/autocross car.
Agreed. May not be very practical, but that doesn't mean I can't dream of having one.

Someone should build one, and rent it out. Let people drive it and get the thrill, without the long term investment in storage and ownership. A few hundred for a weekend blast.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #59
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miatafrontside.jpg by Flsimages, on Flickr

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Exocet by Flsimages, on Flickr
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Oh snap...

Not only did that guy have his just-finished Exocet crunched at the gas station, his day actually started by having his neighbor back into his daily driver Miata.

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Ford Expedition Crashes into Exomotive MEV Exocet on Vimeo

Oh lordy lord that was funny. Car wasn't even stationary before **** sucking was brought up.

Sorry it took 6 months for me to watch that.
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