This car has been designed to provide the best possible weight distribution.
The engine is strategically placed to achieve this by compensating for the driver’s mass. The power plant weighs in at around 80 kilos which is around the same as the average driver. When weighing the car with an 80 kilo driver on board the balance is perfect. Other ancillaries such as the battery, fuel tank and radiator help achieve the ultimate balance that provides excellent handling characteristics
EXTREMELY LOW WEIGHT
By designing a chassis to be immensely strong yet light MEV LTD have achieved an incredibly low mass vehicle at only 334 kilos. Choices of power plant and tube thickness together with alloy suspension components have ensured the target of only one third of a ton was met. The GRP seat and dry cell battery also helped.
SUPERBLY STIFF CHASSIS
The fully triangulated space frame chassis has been designed to achieve an extremely high level of torsional rigidity (twisting). The multi tubes arranged efficiently to absorb loads at the node points (nose of load) such as the roll hoop and suspension tops. Designed using computer simulated loads and then refined in real life testing at over 2000 ft/lbs per degree of deflection.
POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO
The power plant chosen is from the Yamaha R1 motor cycle. These units are not the most powerful in their field but do offer excellent value for money, more importantly an excellent power output for their weight. In standard guise these 998cc units put out 150 bhp. Add that amount of power to a car that only weighs in at a third of a ton and we are looking at a shattering 450 bhp per ton!
Ride quality is always a personal preference and so the MEV Atomic features fully adjustable suspension settings. Both the front and rear tracking can be adjusted and so can the camber. Added to this the all round coil over shock absorbers can be adjusted in ride height and damping. Basically the perfect feel can be achieved to suit all drivers. Even the steering rack can be chosen to suit the driver, either the standard 2.8 turns lock to lock or the quicker 2.4 option.