Type 65 Coupe Overview
The Daytona Coupe is the most famous that never really was a car. There were only six original Coupes built, and they were actually 289 CSX Cobras with an aluminum Coupe body. Three of the bodies were made in England, and the other three were made in Italy. The car never entered production.
Our very first version of our Coupe was launched in 2000. In 2010, we gave the design a refresh, but in 2017, we launched this third generation Coupe. Customers, as well as our own team, had been racing the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Coupes, but we knew that the original chassis could not keep pace with the latest supercars employing huge horsepower, modern brakes, and technology like ABS, attitude control, and lighning fast automatic paddle shifters.
Designing the Gen 3 Coupe, we KNEW that we would have to launch it with an evil twin sister race version... this is that car!
The Type 65 Coupe-R is based on the complete kit version of the Type 65 Coupe, but made for professional competition. The largest difference between the Gen 3 Coupe and the Gen 3 Coupe-R is that the Coupe-R comes with a competition cage chassis (powdercoated in white like all Factory Five competition version chassis).
It also comes with the 3-link deluxe rear suspension standard, stiffer springs, leather-covered competition steering wheel, and solo aluminum racing seat.
Unlike the Challenge Car Cobra replica, the Coupe-R retains functional doors despite having full tubular side impact protection of the race cage. The Coupe-R is the rightful heir to the 1965 Daytona Coupe world championship car’s legacy.