rides with Rebecca Black.. in the back
- Jun 18, 2004
- Orange California
Koenegsegg has a large number of customers suing them for being basically ripped off because they can't seem to turn a profit and are refusing to give refunds.... yeah, Pagani is probably making a shitload of money each year, giving out credits for Pagani-buyers and at Koenigsegg they?ve probably got a whole house full of Money they?ve made from Fleet management and at Ascari, they?ve now got golden toilets, thanks to all the Ascari owners that pay for inspections and repairs.
In all seriousnes ... what?s the Point here? GM, Volkswagen or Ford may not only make their money on Cars, but that still means it?s the big companies and the small ones don?t so they can?t use the money (they don?t make) to cross-fund their cars.
The big car makers that do fleet sales and produce small cheap cars use cars like this to show off their engineering. VW lost $4million per Veyron build/sold. Ford didn't turn a profit on the Ford GT because it's purpose was to get people to come to dealers and go "oooh" and have a salesmen con them into a Focus/500/POS.
All that is about brand image. VW showed that they can build a car like the Veyron to say they can engineer a car that quite possibly defies the laws of physics, GM is saying they can build a car that can keep up with everything short of a Veyron for chump change (so imagine what you get in a cobalt!), etc...
Porsche makes a lot of money from selling their engineering services to other companies, largely Audi and VW. Lotus makes jack didly on their cars, nearly all of their money comes from the engineering company that develops everything from aluminum brake rotors to special plastics to be used on a cheap toy.