NZ Performance Car - - Hoonicorn -

“It was ex­actly two years from the ini­tial con­cept dis­cus­sions through to the ac­tual video shoot in Los An­ge­les,” Ian said. “Not too long, when you con­sider that from the orig­i­nal con­cept dis­cus­sions, we didn’t re­ally nail down el­e­ments in the build from our team and Ken’s team un­til around four months later. The ini­tial con­cept dis­cus­sion was in late Oc­to­ber, and we didn’t even buy a car un­til March. It wasn’t that things weren’t hap­pen­ing, but you spend a lot of time up front not phys­i­cally do­ing any­thing — it’s a lot of plan­ning, prepa­ra­tion, com­po­nent se­lec­tion, pack­ag­ing, fig­ur­ing it out in CAD, that kind of stuff. I think the ac­tual build time, phys­i­cally work­ing on the car, was around 15 months. To be hon­est, I thought that was blaz­ing! Ken was hop­ing for a 12-month build win­dow, and I told him we’d try, but that’s re­ally am­bi­tious. In th­ese projects, there are al­ways some un­ex­pected hold-ups. I’m a busy guy, Ken’s a busy guy — it took four months longer than ex­pected just to fi­nal­ize the ex­te­rior de­sign of the car. It’s just part of how th­ese things go. From ev­ery­one’s per­spec­tive, it was a side project. It was an im­por­tant side project, but it was still a side project.”

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