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David_Hodgkins
David_Hodgkins New Reader
9/27/12 12:30 p.m.
dyintorace wrote: Maybe I missed the discussion previously, but what is an "818R" vs an "818"?

The R version is their race version. This pic was posted this AM showing the front clip with lights:

:)

dj06482
dj06482 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/27/12 12:46 p.m.

I'd rather have the street frame more closely resemble the "R". In particular, with such a low car I really like some of the higher bars to help prevent intrusion from a side impact.

Right now I can't justify an 818 as a pure toy, so being able to commute with one a few days a week would be a big plus. Things like the top, weather-tight cabin, and safety are high on my priority list. I fully realize that these priorities conflict with what the average 818 customer is looking for, so I'm hoping it's a wild success and will spawn an aftermarket to cover those areas (assuming they're not addressed by FFR).

In the end, I may just have to keep saving until I can buy one as a pure toy...

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/27/12 12:57 p.m.
David_Hodgkins wrote:
dyintorace wrote: Maybe I missed the discussion previously, but what is an "818R" vs an "818"?
The R version is their race version. This pic was posted this AM showing the front clip with lights:

Got it. Thanks. So like the Cobra and Cobra Challenge options.

0100
0100 New Reader
9/29/12 9:16 p.m.

thestigwins removed the jackstands from the photo.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi HalfDork
9/30/12 7:38 a.m.
0100 wrote: thestigwins removed the jackstands from the photo.

That looks great!

Appleseed
Appleseed PowerDork
10/1/12 12:00 a.m.

Remove jack stands. Initiate hover mode.

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/1/12 6:40 a.m.

Every time I look at it I see a 3/4 scale Viper that got the rice-boy treatment. I don't hate it but it sure is not my first choice of body styles.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/1/12 8:58 a.m.

Yeah I think I could live with it but the looks aren't compelling...it just looks too "generic" somehow. Needs some K1 Attack influence - a car with very similar proportions actually:

Notice that there's no shortage of front overhang.

David_Hodgkins
David_Hodgkins New Reader
10/17/12 11:48 a.m.

Hello again, new pics of the painted body being mounted to the R chassis have been posted: 818 SEMA Update WITH PICS!

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/17/12 12:19 p.m.

I think you have to be logged into FFR forums to see the pics, could you re-host them for us?

bravenrace
bravenrace PowerDork
10/17/12 12:56 p.m.

The link takes me to a forum, but the pictures don't show up.

David_Hodgkins
David_Hodgkins New Reader
10/17/12 1:45 p.m.
GameboyRMH wrote: I think you have to be logged into FFR forums to see the pics, could you re-host them for us?

Sure. Here you go:

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/17/12 1:53 p.m.

Back looks good. I wonder if there's room for a set of venturi tunnels back there?

dculberson
dculberson SuperDork
10/17/12 2:02 p.m.

I quite like that exhaust outlet.

mblommel
mblommel Reader
10/17/12 2:19 p.m.

Hmmm.I'm going to go with what my mother once told me; If you can't say anything nice....

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury UltimaDork
10/17/12 2:22 p.m.
dculberson wrote: I quite like that exhaust outlet.

this^^

JKleiner
JKleiner New Reader
10/20/12 6:00 p.m.

Full view of the completed "R" version:

Street car shots to come later.

Jeff

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/20/12 7:09 p.m.

Looks a lot better than the renderings somehow.

VonSmallhausen
VonSmallhausen GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/20/12 8:25 p.m.

Doesn't look bad at all, so I'll give it a do want!

singleslammer
singleslammer GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/20/12 8:35 p.m.

I'm interested

dj06482
dj06482 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/20/12 8:48 p.m.

I like it!

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/20/12 9:37 p.m.

I like it. I like it alot. BUT there is something not correct about the proportionality of the headlights. I don't know if they are just to big or if it is the shape. Really I am nit picking. I like it. My previous comment about rice boy meets viper still sands but it is still a really cool car.

Now we need you to take the 818 chassis and put a GTM body that has been modified with a targa top on it. How close are the wheelbase of the 818 and the GTM?

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltraDork
10/20/12 10:24 p.m.

Camry Headlights?

They look much better on 818. Kind of like how Hyundai Sonata taillights look much better on the Noble M400.

irish44j
irish44j UltraDork
10/21/12 5:32 p.m.

Would be nice if they could just post a side-on profile shot of the car. With all the angles they shoot pics from it's hard to actually SEE how big or small of a front or rear overhang it is....

irish44j
irish44j UltraDork
10/21/12 5:34 p.m.
dean1484 wrote: I like it. I like it alot. BUT there is something not correct about the proportionality of the headlights. I don't know if they are just to big or if it is the shape.

Shape or whatever - what annoys me about the headlights is that they're from a car with reflector low and high-beams. I'd rather they used some off a car that has projectors (and or optional HID).....

Where could they get such an light?....use the ones from the 08-11 impreza/WRX/STi.. impreza and WRX are halogens, or spend a bit more and get the STi HIDs. All are interchangeable.

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