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Discussion in 'General Elio Discussion' started by Doctorbar, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. Doctorbar

    Doctorbar New Member

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    If Elio was offered as a kit car I would buy one today. With all of the research, laws changed, deals with manufacturers it's ready and I am sure they would like their efforts not to go to waste. Does anyone out there know how to find out where the tooling, molds, drawings, contact personnel are? This would make an excellent employee owned business just like Rotorway.
     
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  2. LGilbert

    LGilbert Elio Aficionado

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    Manufacturing an Elio kit would involve actually creating a tested/proven car. This was never finished. The original P3 was a golf cart quality, flimsy, flexible frame that would have failed upon the first deep pothole. The P4/P5 were unibody and not applicable to a kit unless it was assembled at the factory. Add the exterior molds, all of the suspension parts, the bespoken motor and you have the same requirements for a factory as producing the assembled car, except the final assembly. Elio spent 190,000,000$ and failed to produce a single street capable specimen in eight years. There are better kits to buy.
     

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