Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/13

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Digital M
From: masonster at (David Mason)
Date: Tue Jul 13 14:08:44 2004
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On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 20:44:24 +0100, Frank Dernie
<> wrote:

> To put this in perspective a good quality road car production cost is
> about $4000, a Champ car (Indy car) about $400,000 and a Formula 1
> (World Championship) car about $25,000,000. There is a considerable
> technological difference but the main reasons for these vast difference
> in costs are the quantity of units over which engineering and tooling
> costs are amortised.

$400,000 for a champ car!?! No freakin' way!! If that were the case
there'd be a lot more owners and they never would have dumped all
manufacturers to use only two. Being an engineer (and I am one too) in
NO WAY gives you a sense of how much something costs. If you were a
price-point marketing professional maybe... engineers never know this
is why they are usually in the "early adopters" group of purchasers.


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