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 |  Mar 13 2012, 8:31 PM

PowerBlock TV will be putting the Factory Five Mk4 Roadster to the test against the original 427 Shelby Cobra. In celebration of that, they are also doing a sweepstakes with the winner getting themselves a do-it-yourself Factory Five Mk4 Roadster kit.

The lucky sweepstakes winner will get an Mk4 chassis and suspension package from Factory Five, a Ford 5.0-liter Coyote powerplant with a six-speed transmission, $5,000 in tools and shop equipment from Matco Tools and Summit Racing Equipment, Weld Racing wheels, Falken Tires and goodies like Royal Purple lubricants. The complete package has an estimated retail value of over $50,000.

PowerBlockTV calls it the ultimate do-it-yourself package. Nothing would be better than having someone essentially sponsor you to build an Mk4 Cobra replica. Click here to enter.

[Source: PowerBlock TV via TopSpeed]

 |  Feb 18 2011, 12:14 PM

Factory Five is a company mainly known for their inexpensive, popular Cobra kit cars, but the company has dabbled in original designs more than a few times. Their GTM supercar is a looker with Corvette power, and a rare beast at that. Now the company is expanding their own designs with a mid-engined convertible under 2,000 lbs, and packing the running gear from a Subaru Impreza WRX.

The car packs an impressive amount of specs. The target weight is 1,800 lbs, on a space-frame chassis with a Lotus-sized 95″ wheelbase. The two-seat roadster will have a removable hard top, and instead of heavy paint it will use gel coat panels. But what’s more impressive is the target price: the kit will be $9,900, and a completed car will be $15,000. Supply your own WRX engine (comparatively a dime a dozen, though other engine options will be available) and running gear and you’ll have a fun, lightweight performer for half the cost of a used Elise.

[Source: Factory Five]