Ideal for those who want an MX5 but actually don't want an MX5.
MX5 based kit car. Basically a body kit to turn an MX5 into a Coupe with no soft top. The MEV X5 was welcomed by the kit car scene as a very accomplished cohesive design.
It was based on the ubiquitous Mazda MX5 but rather than use a new replacement chassis as we did with Exocet and Rocket it retained the monocoque and was transformed by the addition of a full set of GRP panels. The doors were capped to hide there identity and the rear end was a separate clam shell. At the front a full nose clam was attached but it retained the bonnet form the MX5 with slightly modifications. All in all a very successful design but one which did not take well in the market place.