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 Post subject: MEV Exocet Race Car
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 3:46 am 
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The First pictures of MEV's all new Exocet Race car on track at 'Castle Comb' in the UK undergoing testing.

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 Post subject: Re: MEV Exocet Race Car
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:18 am 
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What's the tongue in the middle of the grill?

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 Post subject: Re: MEV Exocet Race Car
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:45 pm 
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carguy123 wrote:
What's the tongue in the middle of the grill?



Rocovery hitch / strap I believe :)

Anyway some further info if your interested :)

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 Post subject: Re: MEV Exocet Race Car
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 8:36 pm 
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Dose not even come close to what Pook builds!


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 Post subject: Re: MEV Exocet Race Car
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:25 am 
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I do wonder if were missing the point here, the car has been marketed and designed to be a low-cost introduction into wheel to wheel racing, using an exoskeleton chassis fitted to the standard proven running gear of a MX5 / Mita. Plenty of low cost rusty examples around to act as donors.

By fixing the Series/Race spec at these limits such as a generous control weight of 860kgs its hoped that the use of exotic costly materials will be deemed unnecessary and that more portly drivers will not be so disadvantaged.

For me it provides the open air / cockpit wheel to wheel racing experience at an introductory low level cost, I just have to be convinced that it will provide the necessary thrills.

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 Post subject: Re: MEV Exocet Race Car
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:42 am 
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I think it's cool! I think as a one-design race series it has great potential--sort of a Spec Miata class sans body. The whole point of one-design classes is it keeps costs down, and if you're racing against folks in identical cars, it really doesn't matter if you've optimized the design for performance.

That is indeed a generous control weight (about 1900 pounds). What's included in that weight? Is there a link to the rules/specs that explains that sort of thing? My eyeballs need to be reground before I can read that poster.

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 Post subject: Re: MEV Exocet Race Car
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Jack I always knew you could see the wood for the tree's, even if the poster is a little hard to read. :D Yes the contol weight is generous however a Race Exocet weighs in at 680 plus cage makes it 746, plus fuel and driver and ballast up to the control weight of 860, so that’s 114kgs for the extras.

My spy tells me that at Castle Combe, practice laps were about 1.22 (unofficial timed) which is respectable and the race Exocet appeared to be outclassing stripped out MK1 MX5's and had a slight edge on the 2.0 MK3's. Which is not to bad when you consider the car is currently running a completely standard well worn 1.8 with over 100k on it.

Any way I hope to get some you tube footage from the race this weekend so we will all have to weight and see if its any good. Got emailed this very short clip by another ‘Mogger’ sorry MEV Owner Member, car testing yesterday.



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 Post subject: Re: MEV Exocet Race Car
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:08 pm 
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For an update on todays racing, recent posting over on the MEV Owners Forum www.mevowners.co.uk

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Post by Steve Kilvington (Semi Pro Photo):-

Three very quick edits from Combe today. Horrible weather for driving and photography, so sorry for the poor quality.

I'll post some more when I sort them out properly as a nice bottle of Red is calling at the moment....

Race 1 - Qualified 14th, Finished 9th (I think :))
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Race 2 - Grid 9th, Finished 16th (Don't know if there was a mishap on Lap 1 but the car arrived with us at least 30 seconds behind last car, very good drive to get to 16th).
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I understand that the Race Exocet started from the pit lane on race 2 ! (not sure why)

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 Post subject: Re: MEV Exocet Race Car
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:27 pm 
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Sorry, little musical I know, but it gives an one an appreciation of the driving conditions on the day, hats of to Jonathon Blake - the Driver.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAPraRF6qLc

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