Factory Five Racing Built a Gen 3 65 Type Daytona Coupe Live During SEMA 2018
Factory Five Racing is known for their incredible build-it-yourself kit cars. They take enthusiast’s ideas for the perfect project car and help bring that idea to life. At this year’s SEMA show, the company came out swinging with three booths – two full outdoor booths and one indoor booth. In one of the outdoor booths, Factory Five Racing teamed up with NASCAR driver Joey Logano to build a Gen 3 65 Type Daytona Coupe live in front of thousands of onlookers attending SEMA. The build took about three days to complete from start to finish. That’s 30 hours from just a chassis to taking on the drift course at Ford Out Front. At the beginning of the show, the Factory Five booth was basically a pile of parts waiting to be assembled. The body sat in one corner, and the Coyote crate motor, seats, headers, exhaust, and everything else to go on the car sat in another corner. The chassis sat smack in the middle of the booth. Powering this 65 Type Coupe is one of Ford’s main powerhouse motors, the 5.0L Coyote. Factory Five suspension along with Koni coilover shocks, a solid axle rear end, and Wilwood brakes are all components that helped bring this build to life. Once the build was done, CEO and President of Factory Five Racing, Dave Smith, took this freshly built bad boy out for some victory drifting around Ford Out Front with our very own PowerNation TV host Katie Osborne holding down the passenger seat.