2021 Factory Five Racing Type 65 Coupe-R
5.2 V8 Aluminator from Ford Racing
Tremec T56 6-speed manual
Black Alacantra/Race Trim
There were only six original Coupes ever made. Those cars captured the 1965 FIA World Championship for America in the last years before mega-money took American roadracing from its roots and from the average guy. Despite the fact that the design never entered production, those six cars, hand-built upon 289 AC chassis, are some of the most valuable collector cars on the planet. Each of the original six Daytona Coupes is valued at more than $8 million.
This car is one of the most unique and stunning shapes in automotive history. Each Factory Five Type 65 Coupe is true to the road racing legacy that gave the design its birth, and yet with modern engineering and technologies, our cars are much more livable than the originals.
The Type 65 Coupe-R is based on the complete kit version of the Type 65 Coupe, but made for professional competition. The largest difference between the Gen 3 Coupe and the Gen 3 Coupe-R is that the Coupe-R comes with a competition cage chassis (powdercoated in white like all Factory Five competition version chassis).
This is a 1965 titled Factory Five Racing Type 65 Coupe , Daytona Coupe. It will be available on Cars & Bids. Factory Five's tag line is "The Built, Not Bought Company!" They have been offering component car kits since 1995. This particular car is an homage to the amazing Shelby Daytona Coupe's that ran at LeMans.
In 2019, the owner was looking to do a street legal project that would also be the ultimate track day car. He spoke with Tommy Fulbright of Fulbright Motorsports. Tommy had been involved in many facets of motorsports ranging from open wheel SCCA cars to 900hp Ultra4 trophy trucks type rigs from the ground up, and was crew chief for 3-time Utra4 Championships. He also had worked for indirectly for Shelby American and Chip Foose helping to build the iconic Eleanor Mustang and the Foose edition Camaro. Tommy suggested a Factory Five coupe and the owner instantly fell in love with the car, the engineering of the Gen 3 chassis by FFR and the story of Shelby himself.
They wanted to showcase the car at the Big Bend Open Road Race in Fort Stockton, Texas. So, they chose components that would allow the car a lot of top speed, cooling, and endurance. The idea was to build the car like Shelby would have with today’s components.
Final parts list from FFR was primarily Body, Glass, interior aluminum panels, front aero, IRS, front A arms, and rear wing. Everything else was sourced elsewhere, all brand new hardware, no used parts whatsoever.
Tommy summarized the build for us: This build, from start to finish was a definite challenge, but in a good way. Having the ability to "build from scratch" our own version of one of the most iconic cars in history. From the air jack system to the triple adjustable remote reservoir coil overs, we wanted to use the best possible options while maintaining a reasonable build cost. The car displays characteristics of the original from the Pin Drive Forgeline wheels, Borla ITB-Stack style fuel injection, and the Aviaid dry sump oil system. Aviad built the oil pans for the original race cars. The electronics in the car are all solid-state with no fuses or relays, allowing for a fully customizable/diagnosable electrical system via laptop. The 5.4L Aluminator crate engine is controlled via Holley Dominator ECU. We installed coolers for all major fluids like power steering, transmission and differential for the abuse of endurance type racing. This car was built to handle whatever can be thrown at it from banging gears on a closed course, to running full song at 8000+rpm in 6th gear at speeds beyond 200mph.
Very important to mention that this car is street legal and road registered as a 1965!
Wheelbase: 95 in.
Overall length: 173 in.
Overall width: 72 in.
Track F/R: 58.5 in./60 in.
Overall height: 47 in.
Ground clearance: 4.5 in.
Final drive ratio: 3.55:1 limited slip
Chassis: Factory Five Type 65 R Gen 3
Body: Factory Five Type 65 R, R nose with splitter, canards, carbon fiber rear wing and side aero scoops
Suspension:Front Suspension Independent double arm
Rear Suspension IRS with 3:55 gears, 4 link
Shocks: Air Ride triple adjustable
Hotchkiss Electronic Coil over
Steering:Power assisted rack and pinion
Woodward collapsible steering column
Woodward quick disconnect
KRC power steering cooler
KRC steering pump
Brake System:Wilwood 6 piston front, 4 piston rear with E brake. 14" rotors all way around.
Wheels:Forgeline RS6-SS 19x10 Front
Forgeline RS6-SS 19x12 Rear
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport GT2 Front 305/35r19 Rear 325/35r19
Engine: 5.2 Aluminator from Ford RacingBorla 8 Port Injection
Headers and side pipes from Factory Five
Approximately 650 Hp
Aviaid 4 port Dry Sump system
Holley Dominator EFI ECU with Coyote TI-VCT Control Module
XRP hoses and fittings throughout
Gold Heat Barrier throughout engine bay
Transmission: Tremec T56 6 speed manual
Quick Time Bell Housing with McLeod RST twin disc clutch
Fuel Cell: Fuel Safe 22 gallon
Cooling : Ron Davis Radiator 4 coreKNR Transmission Cooler
Ultra Pro Oil Cooler w/fan pack on Transmission and Differential
Electrical:Braille microlite ML-30c Lithium/Carbon Battery weighs 9 lbs.
Racepak Smart Wire power distribution module
Racepak Vantage CL2
Racepak IQ3 Dash
Leadnav Navigation system (both track and street)
Communications: Rugged Radio intercoms & Headsets with Bluetooth (phone and internet)
All Star Air Jacks at each wheelLifeline Electronic Fire Suppression System
Fresh Air helmet pumper system
External Fire and Electrical cut off buttons
Racetech seats & 5 point harness
Racetech door pulls and tow strap
Racetech Vintage Dish steering wheel
Alcantara covered dash and console, suede headliner, carpet
Additional items that come with the car:
Side Plexiglas and brackets for A pillar
3 sets of tires – type Nitto NT01 for Street, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 for track days, Hoosier Slicks for Race Day
Additional front spoiler and splitter
Dell Rugged laptop with tune and pictures of build and all videos
Ipad with LeadNav Navigation, Vantage Data Logging software
Battery Charger specifically for Braille Carbon Lithium battery.
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