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    I recently posted up an article on the saturation of the Hypercar Market:

    https://karenable.com/too-much-of-a-good-thing/

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    Why not chat about your thoughts here rather than just linking to another website?

    Just saying'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyodo View Post
    Why not chat about your thoughts here rather than just linking to another website?

    Just saying'...
    Its a bit long to post here

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    An interesting read; thank you for posting up.

    They do say history has a nasty habit of repeating itself

    I'm guessing a lot also has to do with the continued cheap cost of borrowing; in terms of who/ how are all these projects getting funded? Is it partly due to the short term nature of the commissions on the loans..."so what if they aren't repaid in 5-10 years I've got my selling commission?" Or am I being to simple/ naive and should stick to engineering

    Interesting perspective on "Buyers"; although if this industry has any parallels to super yachts, whilst the super rich can broadly buy what they want, during the last recession they cooled off commissions new builds, not because they couldn't afford a 100-200million plus yacht, but because it wasn't deemed acceptable to be seen to be! (Tough choices!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    Its a bit long to post here
    It is, and I didn't mean any offence btw. I enjoyed the read too.

    I think it'd benefit the forum here though if there's a bit of a brief overview perhaps, then a link to the full article if forum users wish to read further. I'd say that applies to just the posting of youtube links (with no additional content) as forum posts too.

    I only say this for the benefit of CS

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    Interesting read. Although when I saw the title, I thought you were talking about your garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave964 View Post
    Interesting read. Although when I saw the title, I thought you were talking about your garage
    Ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    Its a bit long to post here
    Cut n paste?

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    There was an interesting article in The Road Rat about this type of car. It's the usual reasons of the mega wealthy wanting something more exclusive than say a standard 812, about being seen to be able to have the ultimate.

    Also about manufacturers being able to spread costs - allegedly Ferrari have never made a profit on a regular V12, so say an 812 at 300k isn't covering its costs. However, an SP1 Monza, with the same engine and more or less the same chassis etc is at over 1m. So the whole project (812 plus exclusive spinoffs) becomes profitable.

    Win for the manufacturers as development costs covered, win for the customers as they get the exclusivity they crave. Big problems though if the music stops, as all the manufacturers fancy a bit of this.

    It was an interesting article, well worth a read

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