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Old 02-17-2014, 02:22 PM   #381 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
A few very-talented members on here are working on their own three-wheelers.

What kind of reverse tadpole can you make for $6,800, counting labor!
Not exactly a fair question. All one-offs and prototypes are hugely expensive. The reduction comes in volume buys, repeatable automated processes to reduce labor. Your scenario combines the R&D budget with the manufacturing costs.

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