These things are of great interest to me. I want to build a kit car that’s LIGHT and quick. Most of the good options there are open top. Living in Seattle, I might not drive open top cars too much. An 818c looks like it might fit my needs well. However, there isn’t a ton of info out there on it.

I’m concerned about handling at the limit for a mid or read engine car. Lift oversteer is understandable, and may be manageable, but snap oversteer (meaning any oversteer condition that happens quickly, especially by minor driver errors) is worrisome. That sort of thing keeps me away from some cars.

There is a lot of content out there on this car from Factory Five, but little from anyone who has finished a build. I read what Grassroots Motorsports had to say about them, but I haven’t found much else that’s substantive. There are some forums, but I think forums tend to be very biased in favor of the membership’s common interest.

What I’m most curious about is the handling at the limit, and how difficult it is to get a good suspension and tire setup. Please let me know if you have any good references.