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Old 06-14-2013, 12:04 PM   #51
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Someone take lots of pictures, I'm not going to be able to make it this year. Very curious to see it on the scales and see which heavey Subaru parts have been swapped out for lighter aftermarket.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:07 PM   #52
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I'm curious as to what prevents the track version from being registered as a kit car? I hope this build takes off for them but wonder how many people who would have considered purchase of the road version will instead opt for a BRZ...especially if they release the turbo version.
The track version has no windshield, not sure if that is a requirement for road legal? Otherwise it may just be a question of how uncomfortable you're willing to be on the street. I've seen a couple Nevada registered Radical SR3s, those are absolutely awful to use in real life.

I would buy a turbo BRZ and still consider building one of these, especially with Thomspon Speedway opening up next year.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:16 PM   #53
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Dollar for dollar, a BRZ will not compete with this car. And most states require a full windshield to register a car to be driven on the streets.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #54
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Dollar for dollar, a BRZ will not compete with this car. And most states require a full windshield to register a car to be driven on the streets.
You can't compare a car that you have to spend a couple hundred hours building with one that you spend 2 minutes writing a check for.

Without a windshield, it can be registered as a motorcycle.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #55
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The track version has no windshield, not sure if that is a requirement for road legal? Otherwise it may just be a question of how uncomfortable you're willing to be on the street. I've seen a couple Nevada registered Radical SR3s, those are absolutely awful to use in real life.

I would buy a turbo BRZ and still consider building one of these, especially with Thomspon Speedway opening up next year.
yeah I look at the BRZ as a DD that you can also take to a track once in a while. The 818S is a track toy you can DD once in a while. The 818 won't have AC, a roof, windows, door locks, a radio, power steering, ABS, a dealer with a service department... etc. etc. (but you can always build those things yourself if you want to). But the BRZ won't do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, weigh 1800lbs, and have the engine in the correct spot and Koni damped double A-arm suspension. If you're building an 818, it's because you want to be able to drive something you can say you built yourself. There are probably more logical options out there if all you want is to go fast around a track (used Corvette or Lotus), but then you don't get the experiences and knowledge that comes with building it.

The track version would not make a good street car. It's about an inch off the ground and has very stiff suspension. There is a different set of suspension mounting points for the street version suspension that raises the ride height, and it has softer springs and dampers.

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:16 PM   #56
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #57
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:50 AM   #58
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Soooo SECKSEY !!! Want.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:58 AM   #59
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I'm really liking the track-ready model.
Surprised that they're using hood pins to retain the body panels instead of flush mount body clips.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #60
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One of the first home built 818's is coming to the Southeast and Huntsville AL. It was picked up at the Open House. Can't wait to start seeing progress and feedback.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:08 AM   #61
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Default My 818R is ordered...

I put down a deposit for an R on 11-27.
See 818R "Glynman style" in the FFR forum.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #62
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Do you have a delivery date yet? Last time I checked they were pretty far out. Keep us in the loop on your progress!
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