After letting our readers design the Factory Five 818, we'll be building the first production kit. Follow along on our website as we find out what it really takes to transform a Subaru WRX into a stripped-down sports car.
Oct 1, 2015
We're offering our turbo-powered kit car via Bringatrailer.com auction.
Sep 9, 2015
We install carpet and door handles in our 818.
Jun 16, 2015
A new air-to-water intercooler and shifter kit are added to our fiberglass roadster.
Jul 23, 2014
We started to realize our 818 was looking a little bland so we added some spice.
Jun 25, 2014
We added some Wilwood pads to our 818.
Jun 18, 2014
We go over the pros and cons of driving the 818 on the street every day.
Jun 5, 2014
We want to see how the Factory Five 818 does as daily transportation.
Jun 4, 2014
Our Factory Five 818 sees its first autocross.
Jun 2, 2014
We patch up our Factory Five 818 and get ready for autocross.
May 30, 2014
Our Factory Five 818 breaks down.
Apr 16, 2014
Mishimoto sent us some new bits for our intercooler.
Mar 26, 2014
Our kit car is now rolling on XXRs and Yokohamas.
Dec 16, 2013
We wire up our Factory Five 818.
Dec 3, 2013
We took our unmodified 818 to the test track.
Oct 31, 2013
We see what kind of power the 818 puts down.
Oct 28, 2013
We install doors on our kit car.
Oct 22, 2013
Clutch problems delay our build.
Oct 21, 2013
We put a muffler and tailpipe on our Factory Five 818.
Oct 15, 2013
We have some loose ends to tie up before hitting the dyno
Oct 11, 2013
We install the front body work on our 818.
Oct 9, 2013
Our Factory Five 818 is a street car, so it needs a parking brake.
Oct 7, 2013
Installing the shifter assembly.
Oct 4, 2013
We test fire the engine in our Factory Five 818.
Oct 2, 2013
Our kit car, like any car, needs a cooling system.
Sep 30, 2013
We start bodywork on our Factory Five 818
Sep 27, 2013
We make our 818 a roller.
Sep 16, 2013
We need a place to sit after all.
Sep 6, 2013
We make a set of CV axles to fit our 818.
Sep 5, 2013
We prepare our gas tank and fuel pump assembly.
Sep 3, 2013
Our boxer engine finds a new home in the 818.
Aug 26, 2013
We de-power the WRX steering rack and add a brake master cylinder to our 818.
Aug 22, 2013
Converting the transmission to rear-wheel-drive.
Aug 21, 2013
Fuel, coolant, brakes: Our 818 needs all of these!
Aug 17, 2013
Don't just slap any old motor into a kit car like our 818.
Aug 16, 2013
The 818 kit converts Subaru struts to something better—with Koni dampers.
Aug 14, 2013
Time to start building our Factory Five 818.
Aug 13, 2013
We remove road grime from old Subaru parts.
Aug 12, 2013
Yokohama and Mach V provide us with rolling stock for our 818.
Aug 9, 2013
We've stripped the WRX. Here's what we kept for the kit.
Aug 8, 2013
We drill and rivet panels to our Factory Five 818 with the help of an expert.
Aug 6, 2013
We pull the engine for our Factory Five 818.
Aug 1, 2013
We begin pulling parts from our donor car in order to build our 818.
Jul 31, 2013
With our donor car picked, it's time to take our 818 out of the box.
Jul 26, 2013
We found a donor Subaru WRX 2.0-liter turbo for our 818.
Jul 24, 2013
We start building our Subaru-powered monster.
Jul 24, 2013
We make the drive up to our 818's birthplace.