Factory Five 818 design revealed [video]

Based on the Subaru WRX

Factory Five has turned to the internet to develop a crowd-sourced design for their upcoming 818 sports car.

The top honors went to Nouphone Bansas who created an impressive rendering of a modern convertible with sleek styling, distinctive taillights and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Besides getting plenty of publicity, Bansas also netted $5,000 for his work.

As for the vehicle itself, the 818 will be based on the Subaru Impreza WRX and feature rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine and a target weight of just 818 kilograms (1,800 pounds). If everything goes according to plan, the 818 will be launched in 2012 or 2013 with a kit price of just $9,900 (€6,930).

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No unique VIN = No Sales
Jun 20, 2011 10:43 am
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Factory Five should just sell a tuner version of the WRX that has more horsepower than stock and rearwheel drive . I would buy a modified rearwheel drive version of the WRX but I wouldn't be caught dead buying this ugly cheap looking car .
Jun 18, 2011 3:14 pm
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Sounds too far fetched. How can a car based on the WRX be 818kg? and mid mounted? and rear wheel drive? Clearly its got no similarities with the WRX platform anymore.
Jun 18, 2011 8:01 am
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It just uses the WRX running gear... on an in house tubular chassis.
Jun 18, 2011 6:20 pm
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When I saw the red rear, I thought about 918 Spyder.
Jun 18, 2011 6:23 am
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coz thats exactly what it is!.. its a cheap copy.. at least the rear lights are..
Jun 18, 2011 9:01 am
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I would buy one today! But it is easy to see that is not going to look like that. Simple reason, the rims are too big in the drawing, rims that size would cost more than the car. Please steal the car, but leave the rims :D
Jun 17, 2011 6:12 pm
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You did examine all the proposals didn't you?
Jun 17, 2011 10:20 pm
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