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  2. Apples and oranges..the Corvette isn't hand built is it? Much higher volume...this a very expensive, low volume novelty. As an aside, I really liked the '05-06 Ford GT. This car I find very unappealing in person...the styling does nothing for me.
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  4. To be expected, Ford has not built as many hand built auto's as GM with the Corvette has. I fully expect them to catch up this year though.
  5. dfelt

    2018 Genesis G80 Sport AWD 6.jpg

    Reminds me of the one I have on my SS.
  6. Ford's original plan for the GT was to build the model for two years, with 250 units being built each year. Then Ford extended the production run to four years and expanded the total number of vehicles built to 1,000. So how is Ford doing on their production targets for the GT? According to Motor Authority, they haven't gone as planned. This information was first brought to light by a GT message board claiming Ford didn't reach their 250 unit goal for 2017. Motor Authority reached out to Ford and a spokesman confirmed that only 137 GTs were built last year. Why the delay? "This is a hand-built supercar, which we are committed to deliver flawlessly. We built into our process an extended ramp-up due to several factors such as global homologation testing and supplier constraints," the spokesman said in a statement. Multimatic, the company that is building the GT for Ford explained they "hadn't built cars on this scale before" and it them some time to meet its goal of building one car per work day. The company only reached this goal in the middle of last year. Issues with suppliers and minor issues also played a role. Multimatic did say that everything is on schedule for the full run of 250 vehicles for 2018. At the current pace, this would only mean Ford would produce 888 Its, 112 units short from their original goal. The Ford spokesman said they are sticking with their goal of 1,000 vehicles. This likely means Ford will extend production one more year to meet it. Source: Motor Authority
  7. Ford's original plan for the GT was to build the model for two years, with 250 units being built each year. Then Ford extended the production run to four years and expanded the total number of vehicles built to 1,000. So how is Ford doing on their production targets for the GT? According to Motor Authority, they haven't gone as planned. This information was first brought to light by a GT message board claiming Ford didn't reach their 250 unit goal for 2017. Motor Authority reached out to Ford and a spokesman confirmed that only 137 GTs were built last year. Why the delay? "This is a hand-built supercar, which we are committed to deliver flawlessly. We built into our process an extended ramp-up due to several factors such as global homologation testing and supplier constraints," the spokesman said in a statement. Multimatic, the company that is building the GT for Ford explained they "hadn't built cars on this scale before" and it them some time to meet its goal of building one car per work day. The company only reached this goal in the middle of last year. Issues with suppliers and minor issues also played a role. Multimatic did say that everything is on schedule for the full run of 250 vehicles for 2018. At the current pace, this would only mean Ford would produce 888 Its, 112 units short from their original goal. The Ford spokesman said they are sticking with their goal of 1,000 vehicles. This likely means Ford will extend production one more year to meet it. Source: Motor Authority View full article
  8. I would agree with Drew on the focus areas and yet all of this is for naught if quality is not there and we continue on the stupid destructive path of a tariff war.
  9. Drew Dowdell

    2018 Genesis G80 Sport AWD 6.jpg

    That's pretty fancy as far as engine covers go...
  10. That amount of torque makes me moist.
  11. It will be the DC to Boston corridor plus California/Oregon/Washington with a quick move into Nevada/Arizona
  12. PSA Group has been hard at work on its plan to return to the U.S. by 2026. They already have a brand chosen that will lead the launch (bur aren't saying if it will be Citroen, DS, Peugeot, or the recently acquired Opel/Vauxhall) and has open their U.S. headquarters in Georgia. The next step is figuring out where they'll begin selling vehicles. Larry Dominique, CEO of PSA Group North America told reporters that he has his eyes on 15 states to launch. Among the states mentioned include, Arizona California Florida Georgia Illinois Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina Texas Virginia Washington "Those states are of the most interest to me at this point in time because they're high volume and import receptive," Dominique told Automotive News. But there is an elephant in the room concerning PSA's plan, tariffs. As we have been reporting for the past couple of months, the U.S. Commerce Department is conducting an investigation into imported cars and car parts as a matter of national security. This could result in vehicles being hit with a 25 percent tariff. “Tariffs are on our minds. Tariffs impact how fast and at what price point we import vehicles into the U.S. I’m crossing my fingers," said Dominique. According to Bloomberg, PSA Group could look into entering the Canadian market first and play the waiting game for the U.S. if tariffs do go into effect. The company may also offer more expensive vehicles to balance out the hit made by tariffs. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required), Bloomberg
  13. PSA Group has been hard at work on its plan to return to the U.S. by 2026. They already have a brand chosen that will lead the launch (bur aren't saying if it will be Citroen, DS, Peugeot, or the recently acquired Opel/Vauxhall) and has open their U.S. headquarters in Georgia. The next step is figuring out where they'll begin selling vehicles. Larry Dominique, CEO of PSA Group North America told reporters that he has his eyes on 15 states to launch. Among the states mentioned include, Arizona California Florida Georgia Illinois Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina Texas Virginia Washington "Those states are of the most interest to me at this point in time because they're high volume and import receptive," Dominique told Automotive News. But there is an elephant in the room concerning PSA's plan, tariffs. As we have been reporting for the past couple of months, the U.S. Commerce Department is conducting an investigation into imported cars and car parts as a matter of national security. This could result in vehicles being hit with a 25 percent tariff. “Tariffs are on our minds. Tariffs impact how fast and at what price point we import vehicles into the U.S. I’m crossing my fingers," said Dominique. According to Bloomberg, PSA Group could look into entering the Canadian market first and play the waiting game for the U.S. if tariffs do go into effect. The company may also offer more expensive vehicles to balance out the hit made by tariffs. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required), Bloomberg View full article
  14. Drew Dowdell

    Toyota News: Upcoming Toyota Supra To Offer Turbo-Four and Six

    I agree... if I am going to buy this car, I'll buy the real one not the Toyota knock-off. The only reason why I wouldn't is if there is a significant price or equipment difference, but it doesn't sound like there will be.
  15. Suaviloquent

    Toyota News: Upcoming Toyota Supra To Offer Turbo-Four and Six

    The Toyota 86 is overpriced and this car will be too.
  16. Drew Dowdell

    VW News: Volkswagen Planning To Build I.D. Buzz and Crozz In U.S.

    Chattanooga is going to be building a significant portion of the VW lineup at this rate.
  17. smk4565

    Toyota News: Upcoming Toyota Supra To Offer Turbo-Four and Six

    I think a Z4 with a BMW nose would sell better than a Z4 with a Toyota nose. I still wonder how they will price the Supra, I feel like they will price it too high.
  18. Zane Wylder

    My comics finally out, check it out and share!

    So, anyone read it, any thoughts or comments?
  19. Lamborghini has been toying with the idea of electrification for some time. It would allow them to meet stricter emission regulations while retaining their naturally aspirated engines. Their CEO has made it official, the replacement for the Aventador will have electrification. "The next Aventador will be hybrid, with a V12. A decision is made on that and this is something that will keep us different from the others and this is very important," said Stefano Domenicali to Auto Express. In addition, the replacement for the Huracan will go down the electrification route by retaining the V10 and adding an electric motor. We got a hint of this back in March during a interview Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini's chief technical officer. The Urus will be the first Lamborghini to be electrified when the plug-in hybrid model launches towards the end of this decade, followed by the Aventador replacement a few years after. Source: Auto Express
  20. Lamborghini has been toying with the idea of electrification for some time. It would allow them to meet stricter emission regulations while retaining their naturally aspirated engines. Their CEO has made it official, the replacement for the Aventador will have electrification. "The next Aventador will be hybrid, with a V12. A decision is made on that and this is something that will keep us different from the others and this is very important," said Stefano Domenicali to Auto Express. In addition, the replacement for the Huracan will go down the electrification route by retaining the V10 and adding an electric motor. We got a hint of this back in March during a interview Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini's chief technical officer. The Urus will be the first Lamborghini to be electrified when the plug-in hybrid model launches towards the end of this decade, followed by the Aventador replacement a few years after. Source: Auto Express View full article
  21. dfelt

    Random Thoughts Thread

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  22. dfelt

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Not true, Hydrofoils can turn very well on the water and this seems to do the same thing. Much like a Hydroplane race boat, less than 10% of the boat actually in the water but very stable at turning at high speeds.
  23. trinacriabob

    Joke Thread

    Q: How do you stop an Italian person from talking? A: You tie their hands behind their back.
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  25. ccap41

    Random Thoughts Thread

    It also means less control.. at least I would think so because the water is used to "dig in" to turn and even slow down.
  26. dfelt

    Random Thoughts Thread

    Ants go marching, thousands by thousands. Today's heat hatched a new crew of workers. 20180717_195920.mp4
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