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Thread: Boutique Car Manufacturers should do- opinions?

  1. #21
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    Speaking to Jim Price of Hi-Tech today-

    He writes-
    One must understand that after creating the car one has to spend a similar amount creating a market for it.

    Makes sense!
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    I was emailed the answer to what people want-

    Please keep me posted as things progress. I'm looking for a good car to weekend canyon cruise....take the wife out to dinner with a fantastic interior but also to have the power to break 200mph in the 1/2 mile events.

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    How about the new 818 from Factory Five. The 818 nomenclature is the weight in Kg or 1800 lbs. It is configured mid-engine longitudinally powered by either a Turbocharged Subaru WRX engine or a Ford 2.3L Turbo Ecoboost. Looks to be a well-engineered tube frame car.....................I'm considering it since my Noble isn't finished. I'm thinking 3-4 months to complete.....................

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    You're fortunate to have that option. It looks like I am going to have to continue to wait...

    The 818 is a neat car. I didn't know they added an ecoBoost option, but it sounded like the WRX donated a lot more than just the engine when I looked into it. The model itself is an attempt of Factory Five to get back to their roots with a cheaper toy.

    They have the roadster version too, but I think the newer hardtop looks a BIT better...
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    I am seriously considering building the coupe version, it's good looking car. I estimate that I can build a nice car for about 30K. I would use the 2.3L Ecoboost and with a tune and intake and larger turbo get an honest 500 HP at the flywheel and at 1800 lbs it should be supercar quick. The only thing I would have added to the chassis would be a full cage. We should have the restoration of one of my vintage formula cars complete and on track in a month which would then give me time for a new project. Don't know when my Noble is coming home................I gotta stay busy

    Quote Originally Posted by FASTLAP View Post
    How about the new 818 from Factory Five. The 818 nomenclature is the weight in Kg or 1800 lbs. It is configured mid-engine longitudinally powered by either a Turbocharged Subaru WRX engine or a Ford 2.3L Turbo Ecoboost. Looks to be a well-engineered tube frame car.....................I'm considering it since my Noble isn't finished. I'm thinking 3-4 months to complete.....................

    FACTORY FIVE.jpg
    Last edited by FASTLAP; 04-20-16 at 09:04 PM.
    2004 Noble M12 GTO3R (NUS0031), Platinum Silver (Currently at TurboHoses getting the Ultimate Hooverization)
    2016 Shelby GT350 #433, Track Pack, Deep Impact Blue, Black Stripes
    2013 Mustang BOSS 302 Laguna Seca #264, School Bus Yellow
    2009 MB C63 AMG Tuned
    Lola B2K/40-Nissan, 2001 Rolex 24 SRPII Class Winner, 2000/2001 Grand Am SRPII Class Champions
    Lola T87/90 S2000 SCCA National Champion 2000
    Lola T250, T252, T324; Caldwell D10

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    Wow. Sounds like a good idea to me! Great power to weight. I don't see the EcoBoost on the website (quick search), but that sounds great.

    The car does look good. The variants of it each have their perks too. For me, the Roadster looks longer/sleek, coupe looks more complete, and the R looks wider from the rear.

    Let us know what you do. I know my stage 0 assembly is just waiting on a dyno and suspension setup, so I'll continue to wait. Can't wait for your all-out build to be complete...!

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