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Old 11-06-2014, 04:00 PM   #8
Steve Tinker
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"Hell, it takes us longer than 72 hours just to build an M96 engine! "



The difference being Jake, is that your team build your engines with pride & professionalism, while Porsche built the engines purely on a financial basis. There's a big difference.

It would have been interesting to be a fly on the wall at the factory M96 design briefings, just to see how much the accounts department bean counters held sway over the engineering design team....
In my own experience, the accountant's see every cent saved in Design & Engineering as a potential win for the companies bottom line, with scant regard as to what happens a couple of years later when the product is released on the open market.
In over 40 years in industry, I've never once met a corporate accountant that was sympathetic to engineering excellence.
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