The Exocet was originally a UK based company, and the car is rather popular in England. Kind of like the original Cobra. 🙂
The current Exocet kits are build in Atlanta, GA. The chassis is changed and improved somewhat, and the body panels are improved. The west coast supplier is Flyin’ Miata, in Grand Junction, CO. Great company to work with. They know all there is to know about racing Miatas, and V8 Miatas. And they’re only a few hours drive from here, too.
So I called them up, and ordered the kit just about 2 years ago, in December, 2013. At the time, it was expected to take 4 months from order to delivery. It actually took 6 months to get the frame, and another 2 months to get the body panels. Not a big deal to me.
You can order directly through Exocet. But I chose to work with FM; as I’m also paying for expertise, and support. So far, they have been awesome. Ordering from Flyin’ Miata costs the same as ordering directly from Exomotive. However, FM then gives you a 5% discount on parts. Unless you’re doing a straight donor swap, it saves you some coin to order through FM.
Since I planned to order the kit from Flyin’ Miata in December, 2013, I wanted to visit with FM and scout things out a bit before that. In October, 2013, I drove out there for a visit and to purchase some parts.
My first effort was to make contact with Keith Tanner, the Miata Guru.
After that, take a close look at the new chassis that they were building. You can (and should) go to the FM web site and take a close look at their build of this first Exocet, as well as their radical XXXocet.
I also toured their shop (way cool), and bought some of the used parts I would refurbish and install.
The guys there are great. They let me look and take pictures to my hearts content. I wasted a lot of their time, and they were very gracious.