Factory Five Designs New Mid-Engine Sports Car
Based on tough Subaru WRX running gear, Factory Five’s next car has been in development for almost a year. With a space frame designed and tested on SolidWorks software, this single donor car will sell for $9,900. We will use our 15 years of accumulated design and manufacturing skills to deliver a “world car” that can be COMPLETED for less than $15,000.
Single Donor Subaru WRX Running Gear
Factory Five Space Frame Chassis, 95″ Wheel Base
Mid-Engine, Rear Wheel Drive Configuration
Target weight – 1,800 lbs.
Two Seater Roadster
No Paint, Gel Coat Panels
Target Kit Price: $9,900
Target Vehicle Completion Cost Under $15,000
Design Partners: SolidWorks Software, Grassroots
Concept drawing by Murray Pfaff at PfaffDesigns.com
Automobile Magazine wrote the following:
“Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stuffed a Subaru WRX motor into something that’s mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive, and weighs less than 2,000 lbs.? Because that’s the next Factory Five car – a two-seater built around inexpensive and i
ndestructible Subaru running gear. The styling isn’t finalized, but I’m imaging something that looks like Lancia Stratos. And if you don’t break into a creepy serial-killer smile every time you imagine an affordable, WRX-based Stratos, then you are some kind of weirdo. The car’s new wheelbase is locked in at 95″ which is a little longer then an Exige.”
Ezra Dyer, Automobile Magazine
Body Design Competition Starts March 1st
The base dimensions, running gear, and chassis/suspensions work has been determined. The body shape of this two-seater, mid-engined roadster is not finalized and we have decided, in conjunction with Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, to sponsor a body design competition open to the public and hosted by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. Full details on this competition will be released shortly and submissions dates begin March 1st.
Full details will be released on our website shortly.