EXCITING ENGINE OPTIONS
The 5EXi can be supplied with a choice of powerful and sophisticated VW or Honda engines, more usually found under the bonnets of their front-wheel-drive hot hatches, including the turbocharged Volkswagen 20v 1.8 or K20 units. These are used in conjunction with the superb Honda five or six-speed gearboxes, driving the rear wheels to create the ultimate mid-engined sports car configuration
REAL SPORTSCAR HANDLING
The mid-mounted engine and gearbox give the 5EXi perfect weight distribution. Coupled with fine-tuned independent suspension, based on uprights and double wishbones developed by Marlin during the current '09 race season. This gives the 5EXi the quality of ride, handling and roadholding associated with upmarket exotic sports cars. Adjustable coil-over dampers are used front and back, so ride settings can be tuned for road or track.
REAL SPORTSCAR FEEL
Effective road/track sports cars are all about balance - between no-compromise, high-speed driving dynamics and the more user-friendly characteristics that make a car practical on a daily basis. And it's a balance that the 5EXi strikes perfectly. Pottering around town, the 5EXi is forgiving and easy to drive - but when you want the excitement of a B-road blast, or to show a clean pair of tyres to other trackday machines, the 5EXi delivers.