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Interesting model
Rob Spiegel   7/21/2011 7:32:07 AM
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What an unusual model for building a vehicle. You get a designer car. I can't wait to hear how the traditional design folks break this down. I would imagine the proof of value will be in whether this model produces useful innovation and cost benefits. I would guess this model would work best when producing a vehicle tailored for unique use (as with defense, as you mentioned). I can't imagine this model could match the economic advantages of mass production.

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