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How can you afford to spend $100k building up a car and not be able… - Equiraptor's Journal
How can you afford to spend $100k building up a car and not be able to afford a spell checker?


The car is "bullit proof" and "pulls 1.4 to 1.6 G’s on asvault." And that's just a sampling.
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gev From: gev Date: October 7th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)

chewy bullit

I'm sure he meant this bullit.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 7th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Ya know. I really wonder what it would take for me to spend 100k on anything. I think about the things I've worked on.

DDI is probably the biggest from-scratch project. It's huge, takes a crew of six to operate, and as best as I can tell, It's taken around 20k total to prototype, build, operate, rebuild, and run a total of eight times. Six grand of that is in propane bills, so d/b cost would be 14k. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6lSy5eckRo )

I mean, really. When I was a part of the GT Solar Jackets, they built a solar powered two-seater car, compleatly out of carbon fiber, and drove it halfway across the US. Custom everything, and that cost less than 50k, 22k of that was batteries and solar panels.

So that said, how the fuck do you go about spending more than 50k on a car? Do you just write a blank check to some shop somewhere and say "Go ape shit with this!"
cheebah From: cheebah Date: October 7th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
"A fool and his money are soon parted."
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: October 7th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
*watches her money disappear*
decibel45 From: decibel45 Date: October 8th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
1.4 to 1.6Gs? My BS alarm is ringing...
mthiel From: mthiel Date: October 10th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or maybe it's just really clever marketing. After all, he got you to repost it :P

New trend in viral marketing: Can't-Take-My-Eyes-Off-The-Trainwreck method.
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