... a proper "supercar" is outrageously expensive..
Ummm ???????????? Why?
IMHO the first true supercar was the MB 300SL because not only was it hugely fast by standards of the day but it was designed by serious engineers and all the bits were made to a real quality std.
Probably but the recognised first modern road going Supercar is the Lambo Muira, basically an after hours part time homebuilt chassis by 3 of Lambo's engineers without budget so they cut sections out of flat sheet and stamped trumpet holes in them for strength and weight reduction and a painted carved wooden dummy transmission with of course the 350GT's V12 sitting in it. Mr Lambo somewhat begrudgingly put it on show and it was a smash success with deposits layed down even though there wasn't even a body designed for it.
That you fired your team of Chinese.....
Pre conception about Chinese workers, as much my fault from lack of fluent language and incomplete understanding of how to administrate Chinese workers. For example, if you've had a hard week and maybe it's hot, about 3pm Friday arvo I might say "Thats enough, we'll knock off early" which goes over well in Oz, you're a decent humane Boss but do it here and the following Friday your worker will start packing up at 3, the precedent has been set and when you say "no, we're not finished yet" well, you're a prick and it's a downhill slide from there. I had one worker who did really good tube to tube fitment until one day he was a bit off and there was about a 4mm gap, I said" No problem, it's weldable" - big mistake, never a decent fitment after that. Another worker had to have 2 weeks off, he still got his full salary through the company and then came to me at the end of the month to sign off for his performance bonus, all of it! .... and that was the end of any decent work from him.
I ended up with a bit of push and shove with one of them on his way out yesterday, I pushed, he got shoved in front of the rest of the factory workers, will be interesting to see their reaction to me in weeks to come.
Edited by cheapracer, 17 August 2011 - 19:46.