Starting your own sports car company is a large endeavor but now may be your chance to get the keys to one that's already developed. The MMI company from the U.K. is selling its Avocet sports car program and including all the designs and rights for it. ALSO SEE: Man Considered "Too Drunk" Is Acquitted of Hit & Run Charge The Avocet, which we first heard about in 2008, is a lightweight roadster that touches the scales at just over 1,500 pounds and uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine sourced from the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] that can output between 150 and 225 horsepower depending on...
MMI Avocet Ready For Sale
While its unlikely anyone remembers the Reynard-designed 'Strathcarron' of 10 years ago, the doomed mid-engined sports car has been brought back to life thanks to the insistence of its principal backer, Martin Miles. Renamed the MMI Avocet after its most fervent supporter, the car weighs a tiny...Kenneth Hall
British-Built MMI Avocet
There’s a definite resurgence in small, lightweight roadsters. Tiny road-going racers with punchy engines and the kind of handling owners of bigger and heavier sports cars can only dream of. Notable mentions include cars like the KTM X-bow, the Fisker-designed Artega GT, and anything with a...Ralph Hanson