if we were to collectively develop a car, youd have the first 1 engineered and have the plans. after that they would just get sold following the same plans so the engineering would already be done. so it would be similar to getting a factory5 kit.
for it to make sense, it would need to appeal to anyone considering a kit, not just mighty boy enthusiasts.
at the moment i dont think there is any kind of kei kit car, and as far as i know there is nothing out there that could compete as far as being light weight goes.
we would need to develop a platform that has multi use, so it could appeal to the most amount of people.
id recommend having 2 bodys, the ute and a hatch (think cappa not the actual hatch, the hatch is ugly af)
being a chassis that we develop ourselves, we can stiffen it right up and keep the weight low.
apart from chassis and body, use as much 'off the shelf' parts as possible to keep costs down (including engine to get around emissions if its a problem).
even though its in australia, i think this could be an extremely cheap kit car aswell. at its cheapest youd buy the fiberglass body and panels, and then build the chassis yourself with the plans, and put the brakes and engine etc from a donor vehicle; say a sierra or matiz (which r dirt cheap)
im not an engineer but i could design an electric setup to go in this thing, front and back motors for awd and shred some tyres
the engineering costs to get the chassis plans could be crowdfunded.
the body could be drawn up in autocad and see if theres anyone among the myriad of fiberglass experts on here that would be interested in making a few bodys.
following braydens design, having an updated mightyboy rather than trying to be a purist would have the most appeal in my opinion.
as far as i know there is absolutely no kit out there for a ute, any kind of ute, let alone a kei.
@brayden i think the ignis is on to a winner https://indianautosblog.com/2017/07/mar ... kup-274980