MEV Sonic 7
If you find that the exo-skeletal looks of the MEV Rocket a little too extreme but still like the idea of 21st century design and proven Ford Focus running gear, the Sonic is the car for you. The modern sharp styling complements the Rocket but offers more practicality. It is offered with an optional hard top or soft top roof and an optional fully laminated windscreen.
The chassis is a fully triangulated steel space frame, designed by qualified structural engineers to provide a stiff and strong structure capable of withstanding a torsional strength of more than 2,500 Nm per degree. Various designs of Roll Protection Bars are available as optional extras.
Length 10.25 ft (3.125 meters)
Width 5.66 ft (1.725 meters)
Height 3.69 ft (1.125 meters)
Wheel base 7.96 ft (2.425 meters)
Weight About 1,100 lbs (500 kilos) depending upon options
Discs front and rear with optional 4 pot front calipers, vented, grooved and cross drilled rotors.
2.0 liter 4 cylinder rear located Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) Ford Zetec, transversely mounted and mated to a 5 speed transmission. Stock power plant delivers 130hp but with Ford Motorsports head and cams, engine can be tuned to 200 hp or more. At this level the power to weight ratio is 5.5lbs/per hp (or 363hp per ton or 400hp per tonne). This equates to 0-60 times of 3.8 seconds and a top speed in excess of 140 mph.
Other power plants such as the 4 cylinder Ford Duratec and Honda Vetec can be installed and the rear frame can be fabricated to accept these engines.
In 2012 RTR will be offering supercharger kits that will increase horsepower to up to 300. A 300 hp demo car will be available to test drive at DRL’s Texas shop in the spring of 2012.