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02-18-2011, 06:00 PM
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http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2011/02/factory-five-racing-logo-250.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/17/you-can-design-factory-fives-new-mid-engine-wrx-powered-kit-ca/)Massachusetts-based Factory Five (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/factory+five), the builder of some exceptional Shelby Cobra replicas (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/11/02/shelby-loses-court-battle-to-trademark-cobra-shape/) and the GTM race ca (http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/09/sema-2008-factory-five-gtm-looks-slick-in-copper/)r, has announced a new project vehicle. Starting with a Subaru WRX (http://www.autoblog.com/model/wrx) donor car, the Factory Five team says it will be able to produce a mid-engined two-seater for under $15,000... and you can help design it.

Factory Five is teaming up with Grassroots Motorsports Magazine to run a public design contest. The goal for the this as-yet unamed sports car will be to feature the WRX running car and weigh in at just 1,800 pounds. It will have a removable top, 95-inch wheelbase and the Subie engine will power the rear wheels.

Stay tuned for more details on this crowdsourced design contest as they emerge. Submissions will be accepted beginning March 1, so the official contest rules should be along shortly. Thanks to everyone for the tips!

[Source: Factory Five (http://www.factoryfive.com/whatsnew/update/5ffrsurprises/announcement.html)]You can design Factory Five's new mid-engine, WRX-powered kit car (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/18/you-can-design-factory-fives-new-mid-engine-wrx-powered-kit-ca/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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