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The World's Greatest Kit Car You've Never Heard Of Now Comes With Unlimited Headroom

It will own any track day and costs less than $20,000.

There’s no other way around this, but the Factory Five 818 is one of the best—if not the best—kit cars on the road today. The radically designed DIY vehicle utilizes a WRX powertrain, which is readily available and extremely capable on its own. The 1800-lb track beast has a price tag of $15,000 for a completed vehicle and is simply mind blowing. So what could make this ridiculous track vehicle even better?

To make the 818C even more enjoyable on and off the track, Factory Five gave the kit car a removable hardtop for unlimited headroom. Besides getting a removable top, the new 818C receives a rear glass hatch and power windows on the inside with a more contemporary look for the exterior. These new features will set you back $2,500 over a road-going version, but is still a heck of a bargain. The hardtop does add more weight at 300 lbs. but can be removed in a few hours with some tools. If you already have a Factory Five and like the more aggressive look of the 818C, you can fit the revised nose and removable hardtop to an existing kit.

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