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818S, 818R, & 818C

“It rips the tires loose in pit lane on a whisper of throttle. Forget the WRX. Forget every street car you’ve ever driven. This is something else.”

RoadAndTrack-smallJack Baruth
Road & Track Magazine


The Factory Five 818 Sports Car is the newest and most affordable Factory Five model. At a lithe 1,800 lbs., (the 818 stands for 818 kg or 1,800 lbs.), the newest Factory Five has a performance envelope unlike any other car. Benefitting from the latest technology in flow analysis, chassis and suspension tuning, and an optimized mid-engined design with proven Subaru boxer engine architecture, the 818 redefines fun driving.

The 818 is designed for a global marketplace. It comes in right- or left-hand drive configurations, and uses components that are readily available around the world.

The 818 is all about new horizons for the team here at Factory Five. We are using the very latest technology to engineer new levels of performance and bring this experience to an entirely new generation of car-builders here in the U.S. and all around the world.

Based on tough Subaru Impreza/WRX running gear, the 818 is an ultra-light, ultra-modern, computer-designed, two-seater, mid-engine sports car priced under 10 grand! Engineered to be built, the 818 is all about doing more for less.

The 818 is also about choices. With the same base chassis, you can build an affordable roadster street car (818S), an all-weather daily driver capable coupe (818C), or a full-on competition track day model (818R). Three great cars from the same base platform!


Watch a short overview video on the 818 platform.

Click here to read more about the new 818 Coupe.

Video of the all-new Factory Five 818C introduced at SEMA 2015.