HOW LONG DID THE BUILD TAKE?
“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.”