All-New Gen 3 Coupe
The Gen 3 Type 65 Coupe is Here.
The Gen 3 Factory Five Daytona Coupe replica is completely new, and there is not a single piece of steel chassis, aluminum panel, or composite body that is shared with the previous gen 1 and gen 2 car! This is effectively an all-new Factory Five design.
The Best of 1965 and Today.
The Type 65 Coupe is designed to be an accurate replica of the original 1965 World Championship Daytona Coupe. The Factory Five Type 65 Coupe captures the look and feel of the original 200 mph GT cars, but as with all Factory Five designs, it is more reliable and comfortable.
“Of course you can’t drive an original Daytona Coupe, they’re priceless. Pete Brock told us himself that the Factory Five version is as good as it gets when it comes to replicas.
That’s good enough for us.”
BRANDON GILLOGLY | EDITOR, HOT ROD MAGAZINE
2 Ways to Build Your Type 65 Coupe
BASE KIT OR COMPLETE KIT
Just like our Mk4 Roadster, the Coupe can be built two ways. You can buy a base kit that is “donor Mustang capable,” or you can buy the complete kit that gives you just about every nut and bolt you need to build the car (except engine/
transmission/rear-end, wheels/tires, and paint).
The Type 65 Coupe base kit is based on the innovation of using running gear from a single donor vehicle — namely, the high-performance Ford Mustang. The concept was, and still is, so simple. If you have our base kit and running gear parts from a 1987-1993 Mustang GT donor car, you already have all the parts you need to build and drive your car!
Authentic Design, Modern Engineering
The Factory Five Racing Type 65 Coupe frame is the heart of the kit. It is computer designed to be extremely strong yet maintain the beauty and elegance of early 1960s race car frame designs. The frame is shipped as part of an assembled chassis kit, ready to accept bolt-on components.
Type 65 Coupe Suspension and Brakes
The Type 65 Coupe features the same proven suspension parts and geometry as the Factory Five Mk4 Roadster. Computer simulations and hundreds of hours on the track under the most extreme conditions have helped our engineers design world-class suspensions and brakes that deliver great car control.
Type 65 Coupe Running Gear
Engine bay and deck height limit engine selection to Ford small blocks (289, 302, 351-based engines) and the 5.0L Coyote. It’s important when taking on this project to decide on an engine and transmission configuration that will deliver the power you need and is within your budget.
All Business at the Helm
The Coupe interior was designed to capture the essence of the original car, yet improve on things like ergonomics, cockpit space, and sound/heat management. We kept the interior period correct and functional like its forbearer, however we designed in modern comfort and controls like supportive seating, air conditioning, and improved visibility. All these things combine to enhance the driving experience rather than affect it.
Best Looking Coupe with All the Right Details.
The Coupe is an extremely unique design and car. The need for authenticity makes the exterior components and trim even more important. When you look closely, you’ll find that our Coupe stays faithful to the original car from the main body shape all the way down to the smallest of details.
The Hard Numbers
The Coupe backs up its dramatic good looks with performance to match — something that is rare in the kit car world. A modestly built FFR Coupe powered by a 345hp Ford Racing 302 crate engine will sprint to 60 mph in less than four seconds! It will also out-brake a Ford GT and out-handle a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera.
Right Materials, Made Right, Here in the USA.
While our talented engineering staff uses advanced computer CAD designs right up front, our manufacturing team finishes the job by using the right materials, tools and training to build a better part. Not only does Factory Five lead the component car industry in engineering technology, we set the bar just as high in manufacturing.
FAQs, BUILD VIDEOS & MORE
The process of evaluating whether or not this project is right for you is an important one and there are several places you can go to get accurate, truthful, and current answers to your questions.
Read our FAQ’s page to get answers to a few questions we get every day here at Factory Five, or delve into our Build Videos where you can follow along as the Factory Five tech guys give step-by-step instructions on building a Factory Five Mk4 Roadster.
You can call us here at Factory Five at 508-291-3443 and speak to one of our guys in tech support. You can also log onto the Internet and query thousands of Factory Five owners about their own builds and discover an entire community of helpful customers on The Factory Five Forum.
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Former Director of Marketing, Shelby American
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Larry Webster, Editor
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Dick Smith, six-time SCCA & USRRC Champion
and all-time winningest 427 Racer.
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