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New England Subaru at AJW Performance and Factory Five

Posted on May 14th, 2012

Last Saturday the crew at Factory Five got a chance to rub elbows with New England Subaru owners at AJW Performance’s Spring event.

The day was big fun with perfect 70 degree and sunny weather and about 125 subies cruising in from all over new England.

We had our 818 go-kart on display and took the opportunity to meet and speak with a good number of hardcore Subaru Performance junkies.

AJW hosted lunch and music and had parts on sale.

There was a friendly crowd and everyone had a good time. Jim Schenck, FFR Director of R&D and creator of the 818 spent a lot of time answering questions.

We will be unveiling the final production vehicle at the 2012 SEMA show this fall. We will also be publishing performance testing videos and results as well as the final body shape soon.

To date, we have been driving and testing the chassis, suspension, brakes, and vehicle dynamics. The first production version composite body shape is in the manufacturing process and we are building production tools 100$ from CAD files.

The completed vehicle will be unveiled at the 2012 SEMA Show this November. Production will begin shortly thereafter in 2013. I hope to production at this time next year.

I may publish full dimensionally accurate CAD file photos of the final body shape that will serve as the first 818 version. It will be a roadster and it will have a convertible soft top at launch. The attached image is one of the final body designs substrate. More information to come and if you have a chance, please stop by tomorrow from 10 am to 1 pm and support our partners at AJW.

Dave Smith
Factory Five Racing

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