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Factory Five Body Design Competition

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800

Following in the footsteps of Local Motors, Factory Five is set to launch an open-sourced design contest to design its next car. Up until now, the Massachusetts-based company is famed for its Type '65 Shelby Cobra Coupe replicas and its GTM racecar.

Teaming up with Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, Factory Five is now launching the design contest to design the bodywork for its latest project: a Subaru Impreza-engined, rear-wheel-drive two-seater that is expected to sell for under $9,000 in kit form, or $15,000 as a complete car.

Initial details for the contest are scarce, with the competition only officially launching March 1st. Rough details of the brief, however, call for a car that weighs in at less than 1,800 pounds, features a removable hard top and rides on a 95-inch long wheelbase. the car must also be able to accomodate the custom Factory Five space-frame underpinnings and the Impreza drivetrain.

For more details, keep an eye on the Factory Five website.

By John O'Brien