Deconstructed V8 Miata Looks Wonderfully Terrifying
What happens when you bring the lunacy of an Ariel Atom together with a Corvette? You get a track day car with a serious smoking habit. This is the Exomotive Exocet and if you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry: most people haven’t. It is a 1990-2005 MX-5 Miata put on a serious diet. Exomotive strips off the entire body and leaves just a little more than four wheels, giving you the chance to bolt on the Exocet kit yourself. RELATED: See More of the Exomotive MEV Exocet
The kit comes with a tubular chassis, some fenders ... and that’s about it. This makes it customizable to your specific wants, especially in terms of the powertrain. While they suggest using the stock engine from your donor Miata to prevent you from spinning into a ditch, a few months ago the company began eying a very different engine choice — a V8.
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Using the same platform, Exomotive somehow squeezed an LS3 crate motor from the C6 Corvette into the tiny frame for a staggering performance jump. The horsepower rating now sits just above 525 and tips the scales at a scant 1,750 lbs., giving it a power to weight ratio that rivals most modern supercars. The company was so pleased with the outcome of this hybrid, that it’s now offering a version of this particular chassis for anyone else that wants to drop a V8 into it.
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The base kit from Exomotive Exocet costs $6,500, while the full race spec chassis costs $8,000, and a few other items cost just $2,000 more. Throw in the cost of a salvaged V8 from a Camaro or Corvette and you’ve just built something that will terrify you to no ends.
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