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Old 07-18-2008, 04:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think $6K would be flat out impossible. The batts alone probably cost $3K. Even the projected $18K+ cost for the "reduced performance" model would be hard to hit unless they can streamline/automate production. The investors they are looking for want good returns on their money and the bottom level models won't have enough margin. I have a feeling that the $108K kits are just covering expenses. Expensive toys for people who've grown tired of $200K Maseratis. OOOOH! George Clooney has one! I better buy one too!
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