Exocet with a Supercharged LSA V8

Flyin Miata Exocet with a Supercharged LSA V8

Exomotive has been selling the lightweight Exocet chassis since 2013. The kit allows an amazing race car to be built around the Mazda Miata drivetrain. This also means a Exocet can use LSx drivetrains if the builder uses one of the popular Miata/V8 swap kits.

Flyin Miata Exocet with a Supercharged LSA V8

Flyin Miata Exocet with a Supercharged LSA V8

Flyin Miata Exocet with a Supercharged LSA V8

Flyin’ Miata was asked by a father and son team in cooperation with Exomotive to build them a very…very fast V8 powered Exocet. The engine they chose was a supercharged 6.2 L LSA crate engine used in the Cadillac CTS-V. The engine produces 556 horsepower and 551 ft-lb of torque. The rest of the drivetrain consists of a T-56 six-speed transmission with a SPEC clutch and a Cadillac CTS-V rear end (I think).

Flyin Miata Exocet with a Supercharged LSA V8

Flyin Miata Exocet with a Supercharged LSA V8

Flyin Miata Exocet with a Supercharged LSA V8

Thanks to the weight of the Exocet chassis the car weighs around 1,900 lb. This gives it a 3.4 lb/hp power-to-weight ratio. To give you and idea of how ridiculous a number that is, the Bugatti Veyron has a 4.16 lb/hp power-to-weight ratio while the Pagani Zonda has a 3.93 lb/hp power-to-weight ratio.

Source: Flyin Miata Facebook page and project page

One Comment

  1. JimmyinTEXAS

    I’m glad to see the LSA getting used in some transplants and new builds. In my opinion the LSA is a great engine and I have seen several vehicles I think it would be very nice in. Hopefully someday I will build a car with a LSA.
    The exocet is a great choice and I bet this father son team are having some great times flying around the track…

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