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Old 04-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #1229
spaceywilly
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Originally Posted by HipToBeSquare View Post
Isn't the whole point of building your own car, that you can make it simpler, and better than a mass-produced vehicle that has to appeal widely enough to sell en-masse?

If it isn't going to be gorgeous, why not just modify a production car?

What was the point of holding such an extensive design contest, if the body is going to look ridiculous anyway? They got several really good suggestions, and didn't use them.

Frankly, I wonder if Factory Five will sell just the hardware, and leave the body off.

A Hawk Stratos Body might fit... and with some composites skill, perhaps the stratos kit body could be updated to look like the neo-Stratos that Ferrari kiboshed. Or maybe even some sort of targa-like open roof version.




A chassis and driveline with Subaru mechanicals has nothing to do with Ferrari, and the body design is a Lancia-base, not a Ferrari clone... so Ferrari can pound sand.
I had the same idea a while ago. I would love to buy the FF818 chassis and put a Lancia body on it. I think the biggest obstacle would be getting a windshield shaped like that. I forgot all about the Hawk replica. Maybe that will be the easiest way to do it.
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Last edited by spaceywilly; 04-10-2013 at 04:23 PM.
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