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Team Builds 200th 818 Sports Car Chassis!

Posted on May 15th, 2014

Less than a year ago on June 15th, we shipped our very first production 818 chassis kit.  Since then, the company has committed to a carefully planned and well executed production ramp-up.  We are now building at a current production rate of one chassis per day, and slowly bringing lead times down (at one point, it was over a year).

Today was a big milestone as the team had production chassis #200 in the chassis assembly area!

200 chassis is a great accomplishment, and customers are doing their part as a ton of cars are getting registered, driven, and raced in this first year of production.  The other day, I called my Rhode Island vehicle inspector to schedule a inspection of my personal Hot Rod (to register)… I was told by the state police person that he had just inspected and registered a Factory Five 818 for one of our customers!  It’s cool to see so many cars driving so soon after we launched the car.

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Factory Five 818S chassis #200 passes through the chassis assembly area today, May 15, 2014.

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Dave Smith, Tony Zullo, and Nate Johnson join chassis assembly experts Fred Allen and Craig Barkhouse.

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The 818 molds have evolved and improved, and the design has benefited from ongoing upgrades both in-house and from customers building and driving their cars.

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