Factory Five has turned to the internet to develop a crowd-sourced design for their upcoming 818 sports car.

Factory Five has turned to the internet to develop a crowd-sourced design for their upcoming 818 sports car.

The top honors went to Nouphone Bansas who created an impressive rendering of a modern convertible with sleek styling, distinctive taillights and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Besides getting plenty of publicity, Bansas also netted $5,000 for his work.

As for the vehicle itself, the 818 will be based on the Subaru Impreza WRX and feature rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine and a target weight of just 818 kilograms (1,800 pounds). If everything goes according to plan, the 818 will be launched in 2012 or 2013 with a kit price of just $9,900 (€6,930).

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