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- Powered by an all alloy GM sourced LS1 5.7 litre V8 engine
- Power is available from 245 kW to higher levels for track application
- Torque from 465 Nm in standard trim to 750 Nm as required
- Tremec T56 MM6 Heavy duty 6 speed gear box – competition specification packages are available
- Specifically designed heavy duty - single piece propshaft
- Power is transmitted through a GM 3.46 ratio limited slip differential – motor sport LSD unit is available as an option
Colour & Trim
- Available colours include Ducati Red, Classic Silver, Elfin Yellow and Hemming Blue
Construction / Body
- GRP body panels fully hand laid in the traditional manner to ensure each piece is manufactured to specific standards in thickness and finish for longevity
- Grooved and ventilated 4 wheel disc brakes
Steering / Suspension
- Rack and pinion steering, solid mounted to chassis points for extreme accuracy and steering feed back, rose jointed ends for full adjustability
Wheels & Tyres
- Alloy 18x8 inch wheels / other options available. 235 x 40 tyres high speed rated are standard – track tyres available
Construction / Chassis
- Fully handcrafted, jig assembled space frame utilising over 65 mtrs of material
- Various sizes are used in the construction of the chassis to obtain an extremely high level of race car design rigidity, to cater for the transmission of high levels of power/ torque to the rear wheels and to maintain precise steering geometry
Saturday, June 27, 2009
- The cost of the engineering and tooling effort - sometimes referred to a NREs (Non Recoverable Expenditure)
- The cost of the parts that must be purchased in order to make and assemble the product
- The cost of the labour and energy required to make the product
- The cost of production rework for product that doesn’t work first time on the production line
- The cost of warranty returns, loss of reputation and loss of customer confidence when the product doesn’t work correctly
If you think this sounds exhausting, then it can be a challenge, but this is what delivers outstanding results. And many of these factors aren’t costed into the product opportunity budget. This is way more than just the cost to get a PCB designed or some software written. It is the total cost to get to a commercially viable outcome. Looking at the whole picture makes it possible to determine the best position for a product and to tailor the feature set to match the price point. We are really tired of seeing missed opportunities because the product wasn’t given the best chance for success in the market place. So we do everything we can to ensure we maximise the products likelihood of success.
Here are some of the links that describe how we go about this:
- Our blog with lots of information on how to successfully manufacture in Australia at a profit http://www.successful.com.au/blog/
- A specific article on how we deliver outstanding results http://www.successful.com.au/blog/?p=9
- Australian blogs reference about us http://australianblogs.com.au/dir/science-technology/electronics-manufacturing-in-australia
- In 1946, 90% of all the manufactured products used in Australia were made in Australia.
- In 2006, 10% of all the manufactured products used in Australia were made in Australia!
- 50% of Australian companies go under within 2 years of starting. It’s 85% at 4 years and 96% at 10 years.
How does all this apply?
Firstly, we have been around since 1997 making this our twelfth year. So we have demonstrated the ability to run a successful business ourselves. We have also just moved to larger premises and continue to grow even during the current downturn. If someone wants to help you succeed, you should look at how successful they are before decided to invite them on board. Our own track record is a good reference for new clients.
Secondly, as shipping costs have fallen and manufacture diversified, manufacture has left Australia. But what we have really exported is our future. Yet we are ideally placed to do much of this manufacture here. And there are some excellent businesses doing that right now. With no effective government support (Federal, state or local), restricted access to finance and no import protection or export subsidies (did you know China has a 40% import tariff on all manufactured goods and that Italy subsidises tomato exports to Australia?) we are still growing viable manufacturing industries here.
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With China now having emerged as the new manufacturing hub in the world, emissions from shipping operations have risen considerably.
By purchasing Australian Made products, less fuel will be used to transport these items. This will dramatically reduce the impact on our environment as shipping produces 18-30% of the entire world's nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution and 9% of the global sulphur oxide (SOx) pollution.
For more information refer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/09/shipping-pollution