Factory Five 818 (Design Proposal)
We live in the era of the Internet and now it seems that automakers are using the web to find inspiration for the design of their vehicles. Factory Five is one of these companies and they chose the work of Nouphone Bansas who created a gorgeous rendering of a modern convertible that has a four-tailpipe exhaust system and distinctive headlights. Besides the exposure he got from winning this competition, Bansas also received a check for $5,000. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-3Z9zUZRpE[/youtube]
Regarding the car, this 818 is going to be based on the Subaru Impreza WRX and it will feature a RWD configuration with a mid-mounted power unit and a curb weight of only 1,800 pounds (818 kg). If things go as planned, expect to see the 818 sometime in 2012 or 2013 when it will be available with a kit price of only $9,900.