MG CHRIS said:
Totaly agree with you steffan on mev and i will be building one soon just bought a donor for it to. But im not sure as what to build the lightweight exocet or x5.
I am precluded from buying one because I have seven cars in bits rebuilding them steadily. Completely mad: that's me.
If I buy another I will be into another divorce and I have had too many of those already.
I really like both cars; vastly better than anyone else. And genuinely a ONE DONOR CAR. superb
If I had to make a choice I would but the MEV Exocet, if track days and sheer performance was my essential concern.
If I was looking for a real road car which I could use for fun drives I would buy the MEV X5. The weatherproofing is clearly more road orientated.
But either would be superb. And relatively easy.
I have been building Kit Cars for over forty years built dozens owned umpteen Still have five and three Classic Mins. Cannot be without a Mini. Owned at least one every year for over 40 years since 1963.
The weight saving IS significant over the original MX5 with either car. The performance is certainly sufficient for me with the standard set up.
I might get one of my Kit Car Mechanic pals to fettle a multi throttle body set for the car if I wanted more usable power for the track or look at a turbo set up but IMO for road use unnecessary.
In my youth I cornered all over the road wrong side all the time. Country lanes. No traffic. Nowadays just unsafe and deadly.
Hence I restrict my racing to Track days. Better for all.
But for quick, cheap, reliable, fun use these MEV kits are easily built from ONE DONOR!! extremely competitively priced and simple to construct.
Well chosen indeed.