CLEAN AND ORIGINAL MODERN STYLING The 5EXi again breaks new ground in specialist sports car styling with flowing, perfectly proportioned lines and beautiful detailing like the Peugeot headlamps, the Lotus Elise windscreen and the retro, Jaguar-inspired ‘headrest’ cowls. That aggressive, purposeful look is emphasised by the sleek front-end and cropped rear-end. Just like the 5EXi’s mechanical components, the styling works. Perfectly.
STRONG, LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION At the heart of the 5EXi is a lightweight, spaceframe chassis, fully triangulated for strength, and paneled in aluminium or Zintec steel. The 5EXi body panels are available in a choice of four coloured gel coat finishes, which require no preparation or spraying, if cost is an issue. Alternatively, it can be sprayed in any colour to the customer’s requirements.
SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE HOOD DESIGN The 5EXi hood is secured with a single strip across the top of the screen and simple press-stud fasteners across the rear of the cockpit. Support comes from the roll cage and two glassfibre rods. Finally, to ensure a drum-tight hood, it features an air tensioning system, another unique 5EXi feature. For easy access, even when the hood is fitted, the sidescreen/door sections are zipped diagonally across the roof.
UNIQUE ROLLCAGE PROTECTION CELL The 5EXi rollcage consists of a chassis-mounted front tube running around the windscreen frame, a chassis-mounted rear roll-over bar and, linking the two, unique curved over-head bars. Together it forms an all-enveloping safety cell to provide roll-over protection, a secure ‘steadying’ point when getting in and out, and a frame for the hood. Roll cages to comply with any race regulations are available to special order.
HIGH QUALITY DETAILING As a true driver’s car, the 5EXi means business – there’s nothing there that doesn’t add to the pure experience of the drive. And that also means that everything that makes the car work also plays a part in its overall appearance. So just feast your eyes on the perfectly designed and beautifully engineered detail that sets the Marlin 5EXi apart from the rest – everyone else will!
UNIQUE SCALLOPED SEAT DESIGN The 5EXi features specially designed seats with a cutaway seat squab to provide a stepping point for getting in and out, without compromising on comfort or support. Combined with the design of the curved roll cage tubing, which also provides the perfect ‘steadying’ bar, it means the 5EXi offers superb access – even in the super-lightweight step-over door version.
HINGED, ONE-PIECE FRONT AND REAR PANELS Unlike some mid-engined cars, access to the 5EXi's engine/gearbox assembly is made easy by the rear-hinged rear body section - and it can be completely removed for total, all-round access. Similarly, the frontend mechanical components can be accessed via the hinged, one-piece front section - again removable for bigger jobs, and particularly useful for modifications and repairs at motorsport events and trackdays.