Originally posted by laminge
10 Orders will not get this car of the ground mate, nor will it be enough to get the dust blown off the blue print that have been shelved!
1000 orders may be worth the effort!
Even another 145 preordered mustangs wont get Ford moving in the states!
Personally I don't care for coupes so it doesn't really bother me at all. Having said that I have my eye on the new M3
10 orders probably is enough when you consider what they are trying to do. As far as AEC are concerned this is about the sprintex supercharger and in getting the car companies to see that this is a safe reliable system. The coupe is window dressing.
Doesn't even have to be Ford that takes up the chance to use the supercharger in the future, but the modular 4.6 was used for a very good reason
They seem to prefer the Ford product but I think the main reason is that Holden are already there, if you know what I mean.
I suspect that this sort of development involves product planning of car in the US market.
ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE They seem to think they have enough interest to proceed with the project inside a Ford coupe design. I don't know much about this company but the article used an example of a small project involving a natural gas conversion for Renault of 10 buses that now see's a contract for 350 being negotiated.
This company seems to be switched on and are bigger than I thought. The project is owned by two companies and does not rely on Fords support or funding.