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February 28 2005 at 3:05 PM
Myron Samila in Toronto 


Response to do you have a better idea Myron?


The Lotus Elise platform is in the GM family... Vauxhall... GM has a stake in Lotus... The platform can be made from steel, body panel skins in steel, put in Fiat components, interior, and voila... done..

X1/9 with a new body style. It would be difficult to make the Elise chassis a 2+2, but it could be done.

Otherwise, look into what it cost to develop the BMW 645i from an EXISTING platform!!! it was tweaked, and it still was over $500 mill or so.

Using an existing platform cuts the cost.



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Myron Samila
Toronto, Canada
1978 Fiat X1/9 1500cc/4spd/daily driver
1982 Fiat X1/9 1500cc FI/Faza 35/75/weekender
1982 Fiat X1/9 1500cc dual 45/DCOE GT race car
1987 Volvo 760 GLE daily&winter beater
1987 Alfa Romeo Milano (Gold) sold,

 
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