Factory Five announces winners of crowdsourced WRX-based sportscar design [w/video]

1st Place Overall and $5,000 winner - Nouphone Bansasi
1st Place Overall and $5,000 winner - Nouphone Bansasi
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Factory Five 818 Design Contest Winners – Click above for image gallery

Factory Five hosted a contest to find a new design for its upcoming 818 sports car. The call went out to designers from around the globe, and winners have been crowned. The top dog goes by the name Nouphone Bansasi, and his hard work netted him $5,000.

The 818 sportscar is going to be Factory Five's next project. Designers needed to adhere to a few guidelines as part of the contest. The production vehicle will utilize a Subaru WRX donor car, stick to a 95-inch wheelbase, seat two people, work with a mid-engine/rear-drive configuration and weigh no more than 818 kilograms (1,800 pounds, and hence the name).

Many entered, and the designs are pretty impressive. Bansasi took the the top spot, but many received recognition for their work. You can check out the top creative creations in the gallery below. Also, we've got video of Factory Five discussing the outcome of the contest and the upcoming 818 sportscar posted after the jump.

Oh, and not that anyone asked us, but we're kinda partial to the design by Romain Ferrands, which is included in our gallery.

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