Yes I do not like what Mike has done with the lower wing on the Dimensia, you will remove a persons legs with that.
The "ORIE" will still look like the "LEXUS 2054" just tail lights changed as at the moment the brake light cannot be used on the car under Japanese Law unless I can somehow get it passed. The interior has been fully redesigned.
I plan on producing 55 "ORIE" all hand built then once the 55 are done I will start on the "STARION" the plan is to produce 100 a year for 5 years.
50 Cars for Japan, 1 for Australia and 1 for the UK and 3 company cars is the plan for the "ORIE"
Well that is the goal ....
At the moment I have a full scale foam plug of the "ORIE" that I made myself before going to the R&D, the R&D scanned it to make sure it was symmetrical and one side is out, so have to start again this time a 3D CAD and then 5 axis cnc mill will cut a new plug.
At the moment I just need to get a "ORIE" Prototype built for the Tokyo Motor Show this year and to use for testing the set-up before a Production Vehicle is produced for sale in 2013 or the latest 2014.
A prototype "STARION" will be build at the same time, but will not be shown until the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, as that will be our flagship vehicle and I want that tested and ready for sale when it is at the TMS.
Mike is making a few cars .. the ETV was on this site before but was owned by someone else, before Mike brought it and started making and selling them
The ETV was meant to be ELECTRIC when it was on this board, but Mike turned it in to a I.C.E powered vehicle.