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  • 02-05-2011, 07:33 PM
    dp

    and by the way a former mcouper is the customer :)

    yes, the first v8 dp1 is sold or more specifically it's being built to order.
  • 02-04-2011, 11:33 PM
    dp

    the v8 dp1 is getting close...

    just finished the plug from which the molds will be made.

    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dp1v8/dp1146.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dp1v8/dp1145.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dp1v8/dp1144.jpg">

    our goal is to drive the car in april. we'll see.
  • 11-13-2010, 01:50 AM
    dp

    yes i have. challenge is funding the builds

    that's a bunch of car inventory that we have to invest in hoping that we get rentals (and then there are transport costs, maintenance, etc). i'd have to charge a lot per day to have it make any sense business-wise.

    a better approach might be to sell them to schools or people who already run arrive-and-drive operations and have an established clientele and infrastructure. putting on events and providing support is a LOT of work and a business in and of itself. it's hard to do that AND design and build cars! :)

  • 11-12-2010, 06:20 PM
    MDork

    Have you thought about track day dp4 rental?

    Have a few dp4's in the Mothership and have people rent them for the day/session? There would be the up front investment in a bead seat but that might encourage repeat business and also be a cool way to lure people into buying.
    el dorko

    Dorkfest info: http://mdork.com
    AIM: dork racing
  • 11-01-2010, 04:10 AM
    dp

    and a couple new pix

    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dplite/orp3.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dplite/orp6.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dplite/orp8.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dplite/orp12.jpg">
  • 10-27-2010, 11:22 PM
    dp

    thanks :) here's a better cropped clip

    i need to come up with a few camera locations so i can splice more interesting footage... guess it'll have to wait till next year now.

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  • 10-27-2010, 05:45 PM
    PaulR

    Nice run! Nice sounds!

    <IMG SRC=http://mydrive.roadfly.com/photos/pic.php?u=73302r2fUS&i=2642><FONT FACE="Comic Sans MS" COLOR=Gray SIZE=+1>PaulR</FONT>
    <FONT COLOR=Black>'CCA Memb #8743
    '99 M-Coupe - Silver/Black
    '85 325e - my "Ol' Paint"
    '96 VFR750F - smooooth
    '86 Ducati 750-F1 - raw, obnoxious</FONT>
  • 10-27-2010, 12:43 PM
    dp

    had a pro drive it at ORP

    he was quite impressed and said the drive was the highlight of his weekend. of course he took 5 seconds off my best time on his 4th lap... :)

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  • 10-07-2010, 11:15 PM
    dp

    turns out we were running on 3 cylinders

    no compression in #4. getting it fixed now.
  • 10-07-2010, 12:33 AM
    dp

    actually i shoulda saved it

    or more specifically shoulda caught it before it started, but it was a 100F day, i was tired and generally driving like crap.

    the prototype is definitely doing its job as a development tool. i've learned TONS from it over the past year. still work to do but when all done these are going to be pretty awesome cars, if i do say so myself :)

  • 10-06-2010, 01:47 PM
    Brian368s1711

    That would certainly qualify.

    Even with out the wing, it seemed to be stable, not really a snap loss of control, just nothing you were going to get back.

    Looking good._________________

    <a href="http://www.photobriangray.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="photo brian gray" border=1 src="http://www.photobriangray.com/img/s9/v15/p1070672940-11.jpg"></a>

    <font size=-2>2000 ///M Coupe - Cosmos/Kyalami
    Remus Exhaust, ECIS CAI, M50 Intake Manifold, Conforti S/W, UUC UDP, FDK, H&Rs w/Bilsteins
    Strong Strut CL, Bushing Stuffers, PowerSlot, Axxiss Ultimate, Stainless Lines
  • 10-06-2010, 11:44 AM
    dp

    you mean like this?

    i'm just testing the car's dynamics and figuring out what needs to be addressed. stability under braking was one of the things - the clip below is why i decided to add a wing to the car. a properly sized wing transforms the car dramatically and now i've done enough testing to figure out what the proper size is.
  • 10-06-2010, 09:33 AM
    Brian368s1711

    Very nice. Gotten it out of shape yet?

    Still working up the attachments to get it ragged?_________________

    <a href="http://www.photobriangray.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="photo brian gray" border=1 src="http://www.photobriangray.com/img/s9/v15/p1070672940-11.jpg"></a>

    <font size=-2>2000 ///M Coupe - Cosmos/Kyalami
    Remus Exhaust, ECIS CAI, M50 Intake Manifold, Conforti S/W, UUC UDP, FDK, H&Rs w/Bilsteins
    Strong Strut CL, Bushing Stuffers, PowerSlot, Axxiss Ultimate, Stainless Lines
  • 10-05-2010, 11:41 PM
    dp

    OT - some more progress on dp4

    painted it red, tested a new wing and some other stuff.

    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/OVVa_PoTnGw?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OVVa_PoTnGw?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

    and dp1 is coming along as well, in v8 form...

    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dp1v8/dp1115.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dp1v8/dp1116.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dp1v8/dp1117.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dp1v8/dp1118.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dp1v8/dp1122.jpg">

    some here may remember giving me feedback on this back in '03.. :)

    <img src="http://www.dpcars.net/dp1/nose1.jpg">


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