Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Danville, CA USA
I think that people don't understand the position that FR is in.
A large number of their products and technology rely on hand me down from production applications. Once these products are no longer being used in current models, FR's leverage to get these made drops massively. Their ability to piggyback onto an existing platform's engineering team also goes away when that engineering team gets disbanded.
I think you are also way overestimating the sales potential. There are tens of thousands of LSx engines sitting in junkyards, but the number of Mustangs with LSx swaps is still a tiny, tiny amount compared to the number of modified Mustangs. The same is true of Coyote swaps. Adding an automatic transmission behind that drops the numbers by another factor of ten.
Given limited resources, it makes sense for FR to concentrate on parts that could be used on any of the 200,000 Mustangs sold each year, by the average person.
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