Comments - Unique of the Week: 2006 Factory Five GTM Supercar

Published: Dec 31, 2011
Description: For those aren't familiar with them, Factory Five Racing is an American company that builds and designs kits for replicas and other sports cars. Some of their products include the original Mustan...
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Colby Filkins Jan 01, 2012
@chris bjorgolfsson im from wareham ma too ive been on the factory 5 tour
Chris Penza Jan 01, 2012
@other Chris yeah there are cobra replicas everywhere in massachusetts, I know of one authentic cobra though, I've seen it a few times
Clay Higdon Jan 01, 2012
Happy new year you angry fools.
Jairo Garcia Dec 31, 2011
Great car to end the year, factory 5 has some nice kits :D
Alanda Burroughs Dec 31, 2011
By-the-way, most of Factory Five's kit support Ford parts and motors. All of them can us an LS motor, but the vast majority of builders prefer old-style pushrod Fords. A few will use the new MOD motors, but even fewer use the LS...with the exception of the GTM. It only uses the LS.
Alanda Burroughs Dec 31, 2011
They don't use GM parts because they're cheaper than Ford's. They use them because the GTM is designed to be based on a Corvette donor. The GTM use as many C-5 Corvette parts as possible to keep the cost down and simplify the build. It's better to get all you need from one car rather than piece together something from multiple cars.
Devin Babyn Dec 31, 2011
They use GM parts over Ford cause there cheap. It's the same reason so many people use a 350 when building a ford hotrod
Matthew McKernan Dec 31, 2011
I have a brochure for one of these, they're pretty fast, and if you chose to build it yourself, pretty cheep too.
Jimmy Jose Lopez Dec 31, 2011
The modded Ford is what makes the FFR roadster...not the GTM -.- big difference. Anyways, most kit cars are built with GM parts. who wouldn't want any LS series motor roaring behind your head?? Haha
Chad Terrell Dec 31, 2011
Read the description before anybody replies hastily :) I always read first before opening my mouth
Chad Terrell Dec 31, 2011
If u notice tho, that ford is modded with many many gm parts, why wouldn't they choose ford parts, ohhh I know why
Chris Penza Dec 31, 2011
I completely forgot about factory five. They're awesome
Description: It's powered by a GM Performance all aluminum LS6 V8 with 671hp and built on a modified Porsche 911 GT3 drivetrain. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and according to the seller, you can ...
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Lukas Lebs Jan 02, 2012
Yeah Michael Leaf springs if not wirse. Sry to beat on chevy, big fan of vette
Joshua Rutkowski Jan 01, 2012
I thought it was built off of a ford gt.
Kevin Rehbock Dec 31, 2011
The off idle torque must be a bear to handle.
Micah Lau Dec 31, 2011
Being able to take off from a complete stop in fifth gear?!! Why would you want to do that? That would be very hard on the bottom end of the engine, and you would have very little torque.
Michael Evans Dec 31, 2011
Hum gm suspion that was a great idea lol.
No Pistons Dec 31, 2011
It's called slicks, transmission, and diff
Shawn Sullivan Dec 31, 2011
I can only imagine some traction issues?
Jack Higgins Dec 31, 2011
Why? You can't put that power down, that's common sense. More power doesn't mean faster.
Keith Hollenback Jan 02, 2012
It looks like mix of a lotus exige and a Ferrari f430
Andrew Hossann Jan 01, 2012
That's my cousins what r u talking about
Colby Filkins Jan 01, 2012
wareham ma...my hometown
Chris Mertz Jan 01, 2012
This is my friend's dad's gtm for sale. I have pictures on my Facebook of it :D
Cham Khiev Dec 31, 2011
GT-40 "short-bus edition"
Alanda Burroughs Dec 31, 2011
I don't know how anyone can say this car looks like a GT40. Last time I checked the GT40 had rectangle headlights and this car doesn't. From no angle can I see GT40.
John Serely Dec 31, 2011
@Ahmad, I can kind of see that
Tanton Stoneman Dec 31, 2011
Looks like it. Good observation.
Chris Penza Dec 31, 2011
Those are definitely ford GT lights
Jack Higgins Dec 31, 2011
That would be an ugly ass supra lol
Tj Blankenship Dec 31, 2011
Supra? Just kidding.
Description: To give an example as to how fast this car is, the seller is claiming that its performance exceeds that of many Porsche 911s, the Dodge Viper, Audi R8, and the Nissan GT-R. Besides the all-important p...
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Nick Mitchell Jan 03, 2012
I could see why they chose the nickname
Lukas Lebs Jan 02, 2012
Why talk about a stupid cheap part such ad a valve covers?!?!? When talking about the enterrior n picking one shitty upgrade of the engine such as valve covers??
No Pistons Jan 01, 2012
Sounds like a cheesy porno title
Nicolai Stålstrøm Dalen Dec 31, 2011
Thats a nice nickname.
Carlos Eduardo Gaviria Dec 31, 2011
Nuclear banana. Lmao
Description: Some other creature comforts include A/C, audio system, iPod dock, 10-inch subwoofers, and an alarm system. And the best part is that it's street legal in all 50 U.S. states. It has only 5,0...
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Nick Mitchell Jan 03, 2012
@Ryan...I am fourteen too, but I admit I don't know too much and I learn lots more each article... But I warn you not to act like you know everything it only ends poorly
Nick Mitchell Jan 03, 2012
Just stop arguing...Ryans friend may or may not be real..and Ryan is only Fourteen and does not know everything...
John Serely Jan 02, 2012
Ok, now I am done arguing with an ignorant kid who knows nothing about what he he talking about.
John Serely Jan 02, 2012
If you can not understand that, then I don't know if you will understand anything
John Serely Jan 02, 2012
@Ryan, your friend (I stand by my theory that he may not be real) was saying stuff to your teacher that the teacher did not know, then maybe the stuff was not important. If you were a mechanic, then you would not need to know stuff that was not important. Your friend (if real) is most likely the kid who knows a bunch of random, useless facts that have nothing to do with the important stuff that yo...
Ryan Filkins Jan 02, 2012
@ Lukas Lebs if you could read, youd see that i said that was my friend, not me
Lukas Lebs Jan 02, 2012
... Carbuzz hates young teens who think they know more than a fully certified car mechanic, and even worse when he stated hes a self taught...
Carlos Eduardo Benitez Jan 02, 2012
Wow, you guys went off on Ryan..
Ryan Filkins Jan 02, 2012
i really didnt make him up idk why u think i did
Ryan Filkins Jan 02, 2012
John, I dont know why you think I made up my friend Mark, I go to Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School and I'm a freshman that just got into my shop (Automotive) and Mark was telling the teacher (a master diesel mechanic) thingsthat
Reid Huff Jan 01, 2012
I saw one of these today
John Serely Jan 01, 2012
Like smarter than a master diesel mechanic? Really? If your going to lie, at least make it believable (just some friendly advice) Oh....one more thing, this is a stupid argument and I am done arguing with a 14 year old kid, I don't know about everyone else, but I got way better things to do than waste my time arguing with a kid who may not even know what he is talking about (@Ryan I am not saying ...
John Serely Jan 01, 2012
Sorry about blowing up at you before, but still... You got to stop exaggerating that type of stuff
Patrick Schalk Jan 01, 2012
Ryan I think it was your brother who kinda threw you under the bus about stuff.
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
@LaRon Webb preach it brotha
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
And I wasnt acting cocky?
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
A 14 year old kid, smh at you guys
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
@No Pistons i know what your saying, if you put whatever that was in front of me i wouldnt know what to do with it, i was simply trying to say what i know and now theres a big argument about it cuz these people think theyre nice cuz they can tell off
Jenni Boden Jan 01, 2012
Do they still teach English in US schools?
No Pistons Jan 01, 2012
Rant done sorry longer then expected lol
No Pistons Jan 01, 2012
BUT DO NOT ACT COCKY with your limited knowledge without even being a competition level driver or race team tuner/mechanic. Hell my head hurts trying to understand these guys when they talk and even I have a LOT to learn still.
No Pistons Jan 01, 2012
Back pressure, chemical difference and affect between 94 and 100 octane(along with how it is utilized between high and low compression motors) suspension equation, I can go on and on. It's great your into cars and have an understanding at a young age
No Pistons Jan 01, 2012
I can promise you that if I put a AP in your hand with an untuned turbo applicated vehicle you would have no idea how to get it running(calibrating the MAF/AF ratio, spark tables, load max % etc) let alone understand the importance of charge temps..
No Pistons Jan 01, 2012
If your going to act like a know it all you better be able to back your words up, anyone can turn a wrench it takes time for experience which you obviously don't have, some of us have been building/working track cars longer then you have been alive..
Jenni Boden Jan 01, 2012
The Filkins are not the most literate family. But they, like, know cars and stuff. Like, totally more than the rest if. Because they have the Car Buzz app. And stuff.
Mario Callirgos Jan 01, 2012
For being such a male dominated app there is alot of crying
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
Guys, i honestly dont care what you have to say, I was simply trying to say what I have to say and now your calling me an ignorant teen, and that im making up my friend Mark? You guys jus think your hot shit cuz u can tell off a kid. All u had to say
Mario Callirgos Jan 01, 2012
Of the labor yourself but you can build one fro around 65k
Mario Callirgos Jan 01, 2012
The base cost is just under 20k and you can get almost all your parts from a C5 minus a transaxle from porsche but even that you can get cheaper if you dont get the one from the gt3rs. It wound not be nearly as fast as this one and you would do alot
John Serely Jan 01, 2012
Ryan, I. Just read your comment about your (fake) friend mark again. I don't think you know how much of an idiot you sounded like. It's obvious (VERY obvious) that you made all of that up. your friend, if real, is either very good at lying to you or knows more than you (which would still be nothing compared to everyone on car buzz) and because you think you know a lot, you think he knows everythin...
John Serely Jan 01, 2012
@Ryan I bet your friend mark doesn't know anything compared to everyone on carbuzz (your probably just making him up, too). Your just an ignorant teenager who doesn't know anything about cars (but you wish you did know something). Wait till your a little older and you'll relize how stupid you sound right now.
Patrick Schalk Jan 01, 2012
Ryan do you know anything about labor costs? Do you know how much a person would charge to put all of these things together. This is a custom setup from different cars.
Racing2live Jan 01, 2012
It's not overpriced when it's the same price as a GT-R and can even outrun it. I guess Godzilla is not #1 anymore in a performance to price ratio.
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
Thank you Branko and Kevin, but the company itself doesnt sell them but a guy that works there puts them together and does sell them
Kevin Rehbock Jan 01, 2012
Shows how credible you are, as Patrick put it. Factory Five doesn't sell pre-assembled cars from their factory for any price. And my 14 year old cousin is a rap superstar who's also a F1 driver in his spare time. Funny how that works.
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
AND you guys are trying to tell me that u doubt i know about cars cuz of my age, my friend Mark is 14 years old, and he knows more about cars than any of you, guaranteed, he taught himself and is smarter than a master diesel mechanic lvl III
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
And u guys are still tryna tell me when i went on a tour in factory five and u can buy it built from one of their workers for 65k
Colby Filkins Jan 01, 2012
ur all friggin retarted im ryans brother and hes a good driver he knows mad shit bout cars...amd still one of u stupid asses said its gunna cost 55k-60k this n i g g a is sellin it for almost 90k
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
Enough to drive doesnt mean anything
Ryan Filkins Jan 01, 2012
Guys, chill, im just saying the guys selling it for too much and u all think its an incredible deal, all im saying is it would be cheaper to build it than to buy it from this guy, idc if u guys think i know cars or not, and just because im not old
Kevin Rehbock Jan 01, 2012
So I buy a kit for $20K and then what Ryan? I just can't build it right away like you think. Gotta have a donor Vette and 911 too. A G50 doesn't come cheap. The kit also doesn't include CV joints, a complete fuel system, a clutch assembly, suspension components, exhaust manifolds, and engine computers. Know anything about that? I doubt it very much.
Patrick Schalk Dec 31, 2011
Haha Ryan you aren't even old enough to drive. Your credibility went WAY down.
Jairo Garcia Dec 31, 2011
Dammit I bought the kit already lmao
Cody Jacques Dec 31, 2011
haha read what you type before hitting that "Post" button. for the price this car is as much as a super car killer as the nissan gt-r
No Pistons Dec 31, 2011
Lol @ "I'm only 14 but I know a thing or two about cars". That's like saying you took one year of physics in college and you call yourself a professor in the matter. Sorry I sensed cockiness in his post and had to strike
John Serely Dec 31, 2011
@Ryan, alanda is right. You should wait till your a little older before trying to make buying recommendations because your comment below makes it sound like you don't know much at all about cars ( and chances are you don't)
Ryan 'Aquase' Bartek Dec 31, 2011
Best of all, you don't have to build it. It is rtr.
Alanda Burroughs Dec 31, 2011
Ryan you may want to wait until you get a little older before you start recommending buying decisions. Yes the basic kit sells for $20 Grand. But that don't include the $7-10k transaxle, the engine and assorted other parts, and certainly not the labor and custom parts. The usual cost to build the average GTM is around $45-55k. But this GTM is anything but average. For this type of performance, yo...
Ryan Filkins Dec 31, 2011
Dont buy this, if u want it, i recommend you visit the factory five warehouse in wareham massachussetts and buy the kit for 20,000$ and build it yourself, although im 14 years old, i know a thing or two about cars, and the seller is trying to jip ppl
John Serely Dec 31, 2011
Thats actually a really good deal for that prefomace.
Daniel Marino Dec 31, 2011
90 grand holy **** that's amazing!!!!!
Guillermo Rodriguez Dec 31, 2011
The only thing missing is a toilet. LMAO!!
Maci Kartchner Feb 03, 2012
Cody you are cute! :)
Cody Matthews Jan 08, 2012
I've seen a black one at an auto show
Nick Mitchell Jan 03, 2012
Soldier- "sir we are under attack" Captain-"what is attacking us?!" Soldier-"its the "NUCLEAR BANANA!!!!!!!!!""
Duncan Gibson Jan 01, 2012
Reminds me a bit of that one mosler
Charles Pope Jan 01, 2012
That's a definite Lotus offspring!
Matthew Malyapa Dec 31, 2011
No car has ever had such an awesome name nuclear banana
Alexander Gomez Dec 31, 2011
I love everything about this , except the roof scoop, even though it serves its purpose.
Phillip Greene Dec 31, 2011
And that is a nasty car... pushrods and turbos, the only way to go
Phillip Greene Dec 31, 2011
Corvettes dont have door handles
Devin Babyn Dec 31, 2011
Yes it does ham&cheese, sick looking car
Jeffrey Mares Dec 31, 2011
Looks like a mix of ford gt and a lotus
Tanner Middleton Dec 31, 2011
from this angle it looks just like a ford gt with a body kit.
Weston Caloyer Dec 31, 2011
Looks surprisingly good.
Chris Penza Dec 31, 2011
I've actually seen one of these before at a car show. At first I thought it was an mc12
Cody Jacques Dec 31, 2011
yeah its a good looking car. Its sorta shocking
Forrest Wood Dec 31, 2011
I actually like for some reason
Cody Matthews Jan 08, 2012
Also Saleen tail lights
Kyle Noland Dec 31, 2011
And a Hummer sitting on the driveway! That car is badass
Jason Levy Dec 31, 2011
That comment made my day :)
Michael Evans Dec 31, 2011
Nice hanger on the back now I know where I can dry my cloths.
James Lynch-Sarasek Dec 31, 2011
Rofl! Ok that just made me laugh for about 5 minutes straight hahaha
Michael Palazzo Jan 01, 2012
@ Erik, it sounds way deeper & more sputtery than a normal Corvette.
Shane Heid Jan 01, 2012
Haha David lol gotta love some good sarcasm
David Cho Dec 31, 2011
What's that engine for? lol (reference to last pic)
Patrick Schalk Dec 31, 2011
I bet this is way loud. They are using an h pipe too so it can vary depending on setup. I'd love to hear this bad boy. Depends on the muffler too. I bet it doesn't sound like a Vette but I bet it sounds amazingly awesome
KevinandKat Kalina Dec 31, 2011
Seems to me the exhaust needs ceramic coated and wrapped looks like it would be making the intake temps hot
Patrick Schalk Dec 31, 2011
That's the FAST intake. Those are spendy.
Paul Dickey Dec 31, 2011
I think the intake looks pretty bad ass
Paul Pickard Dec 31, 2011
Awkward looking intake.
Michael Palazzo Dec 31, 2011
it does, I've seen 3 or 4 in action
Nick Benz Dec 31, 2011
Ohhh man i bet she sounds beautiful
Cody Matthews Jan 08, 2012
I prefer digital analog like in the LFA
John Serely Dec 31, 2011
Nvrmnd about the leather, I was reading a Iittle fast.
John Serely Dec 31, 2011
I love the simple alcantra, carbon fiber ( is that leather on the doors?.....or something else like plastic) interior
No Pistons Dec 31, 2011
I don't trust analog, case and point: in friends gto, we are going down his driveway, the needle was at 120mph while the digital displaced a speed of 5mph. Hmm guess we where flying in reverse haha
Paul Lissona Dec 31, 2011
Interior door handles look like Toyota ones which is ok.
Chris Penza Dec 31, 2011
Now that's a racing interior