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Old 02-14-2011, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default Factory Five is building a WRX based kit car!

Jack please chime in on this!

Factory Five is coming out with a kit car that just required one donor WRX! They say this project can be completed for under $15,000, also the kits estimated price is $9,900 right now. There aren't any pictures but there is a sketch that someone drew haha. They are located in Wareham so they are pretty local to most of us witch is very exciting because I want to go down and check one out.

http://www.factoryfive.com/whatsnew/...ises/text.html

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Old 02-14-2011, 09:17 AM   #2
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Thanks! Just found my next car
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:16 AM   #3
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I guess I can talk about it now lol. I knew about this a few months ago but was told to keep it under my hat.

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Old 02-14-2011, 10:32 AM   #4
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I guess I can talk about it now lol. I knew about this a few months ago but was told to keep it under my hat.

Wicked M@
Are you tied into any of this at all?
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:45 AM   #5
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They are located in Wareham so they are pretty local to most of us witch is very exciting because I want to go down and check one out.
They have a rough sketch drawing, the car is a long way from being seen. At last year's open house this project was discussed and FFR owner was careful to be clear that it is a long term project, no where near ready for sale. More confusing was that he said it was his brother's project, not being done by FFR directly.

Go to the FFR open house in June, should be the best place to get info.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:48 AM   #6
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Wish we could see what it would look like
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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no, i just have an inside acquaintance that let me in on it awhile back. it seemed pretty awesome. Im actually intending on getting a tour pretty soon.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:01 AM   #8
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Let us know then! Haha, seems like an interesting concept thus far.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:03 PM   #9
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attn: jack.....



spill it!
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:15 PM   #10
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THis is a duplicate post to one in the "motorsports" forum.
Maybe a Mod can combine the two?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2134210
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:27 PM   #11
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Yeah this has only been in news and rumors for 3 days. way to cross post max.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #12
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I've taken the tour and have a new respect for that company. Top knotch stuff in the works down there. I took the tour a few years ago, in fact, i remember asking about the new mustangs (05 at the time) and how they'll be engineered into the program. At that time it was too early to tell.
This wrx program would be completely kick ass! Especially since I'm driving my donor car around right now! I'm gunna shut my brain off from the potential awesomeness that could come from this concept, until I see many more green lights from the project.
That being said, a kit car that's roughly 1800lbs with a wrx powertrain....
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:50 PM   #13
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some info from their site:
Based on tough Subaru WRX running gear, Factory Five's next car has been in development for almost a year. With a space frame designed and tested on SolidWorks software, this single donor car will sell for $9,900. We will use our 15 years of accumulated design and manufacturing skills to deliver a "world car" that can be COMPLETED for less than $15,000.
  • Single Donor Subaru WRX Running Gear
  • Factory Five Space Frame Chassis, 95" Wheel Base
  • Mid-Engine, Rear Wheel Drive Configuration
  • Target weight - 1,800 lbs.
  • Two Seater Roadster (Removable Hard Top)
  • No Paint, Gel Coat Panels
  • Target Kit Price: $9,900
  • Target Vehicle Completion Cost Under $15,000
  • Design Partners: SolidWorks Software, Grassroots
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:58 PM   #14
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Yeah this has only been in news and rumors for 3 days. way to cross post max.
Not all of us troll there and since they are in new England and it has to do with subarus it could have a nice place here.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:01 PM   #15
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Awesome.

I think it would probably also work with 2.2 / 2.5 running gear.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #16
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Awesome.

I think it would probably also work with 2.2 / 2.5 running gear.
Probably will. Essentially almost any Impreza (and maybe some older legacy stuff) from 1990 on. Sure, it's targeted for the WRX, but the WRX running gear pretty much can be back fit into anything else in any Impreza.

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Old 02-14-2011, 01:43 PM   #17
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can someone explain the prices to me,

it says $9,900, but completion cost of $15,000

so if you have a wrx already, 10gs, if you dont 15gs?
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #18
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I don't know if legally then can put it all together, hence the 'kit car' name. You buy it for 10k, and then buy a wrx drivetrain for ~$4k. .

I could be completely wrong though.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:50 PM   #19
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Yes. I fyou have the WRX donor already, you just buy the kit/frame/body, and go to town.

If you don't, it'll be up to the builder to acquire the donor car.

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Old 02-14-2011, 06:38 PM   #20
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It's a shame it's a roadster and not a targa.

<--- Has a thing for targa cars a la 914, del Sol, etc, etc.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:44 PM   #21
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It's a shame it's a roadster and not a targa.
It's a drawing on a napkin, it is nothing yet.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:27 PM   #22
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http://www.ffcars.com/forums/showthr...20382&page=108

There's the evolution of the VW based kit that Mark has been working on. I've heard rumblings about people interested in Subaru based kits and I think FFR sent me an email about it, but I don't know any more than that. Too busy throwing snow into the lake and pissing my wife off.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:28 PM   #23
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Not all of us troll there and since they are in new England and it has to do with subarus it could have a nice place here.
And SolidWorks.

SolidWorks showed an A123 battery powered F5 car at SolidWorks World 2009. You can get posters from your SolidWorks dealer.

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:34 PM   #24
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I would like FFR to find a way to keep the AWD platform, rather than making it RWD, but maybe that's too complicated. An 1800 lb AWD roadster with WRX power would be amazing...
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:49 AM   #25
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An 1800 lb AWD roadster with WRX power would be amazing...
And effectively impossible. I'm having a hard time seeing how they can build any reasonably safe street car that comes in at 1800#. A tube frame isn't that light.
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