The Exocet uses the entire drivetrain and electrical system from a first or second generation (1989-2005) Mazda MX5. With hundreds of thousands sold worldwide between 1989 and 2005, the MX5 is the bestselling two-seater sports car in history. It’s reliable, balanced and lightweight design features a front-engine, rear-wheel drive and a soul that descends from the popular British sports cars of the 60s. The underlying driveline remained relatively unchanged throughout the entire model run and it forms the perfect mechanical base for the Exocet.

The Donor Cars:

1989-1997 Mazda MX5 (NA)

1998-2005 Mazda MX5 (NB)

What parts do I use from the Donor?

All mechanical and electrical parts are retained and re-used from the MX5 donor, including the steering, suspension, brakes, engine and transmission (manual only), driveshaft and differential, hubs and wiring harness.

Front and Rear Subframes
Front and rear control arms and spindles
Steering Rack, Column and Rod Ends
Aluminium Powerplant Frame (PPF)
Full Wiring Harness
5spd or 6spd Manual transmission
1.6 and 1.8L Engine Options
Open Differential or Torsen LSD
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Axles and CV joints
Stock Driveshaft
4X100 PCD hubs

Modified Chasis

The NZ chassis have been modified to pass the local rules and the kits modified to be more comprehensive.

Local Support

So, you get a great value locally-made kit. And you get supported through the build process, right here, in NZ.

Demo Cars

We have a demonstration car available for viewing anytime…Please give us an excuse to go for a drive!