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Old 02-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #21
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Anyone who has seen what goes into top level race car prep will likely agree that for Ford Racing this is likely at best a break even price point. High quality fabrication is not quick, not easy and, as a result, not cheap. Look at the NASCAR fab shops. They sell used radiators that are pretty dinged up for over $500 each. The TIG welding on the end tanks is beyond anything you can ever imagine. Seriously, you cannot stack actual dimes as well as these guys can TIG paper thin aluminum. The cost of doing small run stuff like this is really high since even if 50 of these are built, each one is a one-off.

My guess is that the parts and labor probably cost what they are charging for the car. Ford is using taking the hit on all the R&D as an advertizing expense. Try to duplicate what has been done with this car on your own dime without tapping into their knowledge and I will bet my last dollar you will be way over $100K.

There is small fortune to be made in racing, you just start with a large one.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:25 PM   #22
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I would look at buying the 24hr Nuerburgring ST-R for less money and swap the items for said series. I would have to contact them but I am sure I can get the car for about $75,000USD, ship it, swap the needed parts and still come in under $85,000USD on a proven endurance car. Good chance it has a VIN as well.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #23
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id get 2 used z06 for that kind of money... one the the week and one for the week ends...


sorry ford, no thank u
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I swear if it's still front wheel drive...someone should be shot lol
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Has the ST-R had success on track. I can't find anything on line. Where has it raced and how did it place in the races.
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