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Old 17 Nov 2017, 20:48 (Ref:3781108)   #1
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This is the real cost of Holden reducing its support to the series..
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Old 17 Nov 2017, 21:21 (Ref:3781115)   #2
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Roland's got them all by the balls on this one. He knows sponsors don't want to remain in the old outdated models. He also knows $60k is cheaper than swapping to a soon to be outdated Altima or FGX.

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Old 17 Nov 2017, 21:36 (Ref:3781116)   #3
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It's just business.

If they don't like it, there are other sandpits to play in. It's not like manufacturers are bashing on the front door to get into the sport.
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Old 17 Nov 2017, 22:10 (Ref:3781121)   #4
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but I can understand why the extra kit cost is a pretty big deal, when some teams who have Nick Percat driving for them will need 2 kits a weekend lol
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Old 17 Nov 2017, 23:15 (Ref:3781130)   #5
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but I can understand why the extra kit cost is a pretty big deal, when some teams who have Nick Percat driving for them will need 2 kits a weekend lol
I laughed at that.

With LDM going to the Ford product, there's already two less buying from Roland, maybe he should up the price to recoup his costs. I dont see where the Holden teams have a leg to stand on, update to the newest toy in the sandpit or reinvest into a new marque? 50K sounds cheap when you look at it like that.
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Old 18 Nov 2017, 00:23 (Ref:3781145)   #6
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$1.3M at $50K is just 26 kits, surely the IP is recovered by half way through the season
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Old 18 Nov 2017, 00:38 (Ref:3781146)   #7
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The Holden teams will complain at the cost, and most will still rock up at the Sensational Adelaide 500 with brand new ZB Commodore chassis...
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Old 18 Nov 2017, 00:47 (Ref:3781149)   #8
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You think Walkinshaw is hoping Andretti can rattle the Honda chain and perhaps continue running the current clunkers in the meantime?
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You think Walkinshaw is hoping Andretti can rattle the Honda chain and perhaps continue running the current clunkers in the meantime?
I'd say Penske would have more of an inside line at Honda than Andretti these days
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Old 20 Nov 2017, 10:24 (Ref:3781644)   #10
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Given that Zak Brown has pretty much just have Honda the finger on a global stage I’d say binging them here in that team is slim to none.
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Given that Zak Brown has pretty much just have Honda the finger on a global stage I’d say binging them here in that team is slim to none.
If Walkinshaw pay for all of the homologation and engine development, Honda Australia would be fools not to give permission.

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Old 20 Nov 2017, 21:06 (Ref:3781818)   #12
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As I said somewhere else: There's making profit and then there's ripping people off. The cost for a VF kit is roughly $30,000. So what's the go with the $20K jump in price?
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As I said somewhere else: There's making profit and then there's ripping people off. The cost for a VF kit is roughly $30,000. So what's the go with the $20K jump in price?
its in the article, But Holden are no longer funding it
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As I said somewhere else: There's making profit and then there's ripping people off. The cost for a VF kit is roughly $30,000. So what's the go with the $20K jump in price?
Holden funded the development of the VF kit but 888 have funded the development of the ZB kit, so they need to recoup that investment, plus Holden were able to source spoiled panels from the production line previously which reduced costs significantly, whereas 888 have to buy brand new parts from Germany where they need original parts.
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On a related note, I read earlier that with Opel having been bought by PSA, they are looking to discontinue the Insignia platform by 2021. This gives the model a short lifespan, and not much time for T8 to recoup design / homologation / production costs.
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