Unique Miata-based kit car on sale for $11,300+
The Exomotive Exocet sports car pictured here was built three years ago based on the 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata chassis, although you will be forgiven for not recognizing the donor anymore.
At the core of the project lies a powder-coated tube frame, while a NASCAR-style rear wing ensures both adequate downforce and aggressive appearance. Coil-over springs are used in the otherwise stock suspension, and 16-inch Konig wheels come wrapped in Toyo racing tires. The windshield is rather small and bezel-free, and the whole car weighs in 360 kg (nearly 800 lbs) under its donor.
The modestly trimmed interior still has the old dashboard, but the rest is new, including a quick-release steering wheel, Tillett bucket seats made of carbon fiber, and an audio system.
Power comes from a supercharged version of the stock engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. When it was still naturally aspirated, it produced around 140 horsepower (100 kilowatts), and we don’t know how much stronger the supercharged version is.
The original car had just under 130,000 kilometers (80,000 miles) under its belt prior to the conversion, and has covered around 5,000 km (3,100 miles) since then.
The bidding has reached $11,300 so far with a few days remaining.
Editor Andrew Raspopov