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Overview

“Ran under 4.0 seconds to 60 mph, fun little beast, like driving a mini Can-Am car.” - Jack Baruth, Road & Track

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.

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"Brawny good looks, high quality materials, outta-my-way exhaust note, abundant thrust. A primal brute that will confirm all your mother-in-law's worst suspicions."
LARRY WEBSTER | EDITOR, CAR & DRIVER MAGAZINE

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Kit Packages

Get Ready to Build Your 818R

Kit Starts at $10,990

The 818R is the competition version of the 818S. Run 56 seconds at Lime Rock and close to two minutes flat at Watkins Glen! The 818R has a full race cage, race seat, and adjustable KONI shocks. Optional aero and brake packages available.

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Design

Support

DEVELOPMENT ARCHIVES

During the development of the 818, we sent out e-mail updates to all customers who have pre-orders submitted. Below is the collection of e-mails that were sent.

DEVELOPMENT ARCHIVES >   |   FACTORY FIVE FORUM >

Press

“Factory Five’s newest offering is a credible alternative to the Lotus Exige S or Porsche Boxster Spyder.”

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Jack Baruth
Road & Track Magazine

“The kit costs $9,990, so even with an unreasonably cherry WRX donor, the bang for the buck is hard to beat: a Porsche 911 Turbo’s power-to-weight ratio for the price of a well-used Boxster.”

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Ezra Dyer
Automobile Magazine

“Ran under 4.0 seconds to 60 mph, fun little beast, like driving a mini Can-Am car.”

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Jack Baruth
Road & Track Magazine

“We started with nothing more than a pile of parts, a wrecked Subaru, and an instruction manual, and we finished with a car that can attract drooling bystanders, beat a Porsche on a track, and take you to work every day.”

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Tim Suddard
Grassroots Motorsports Magazine