Originally Posted by jack24
I was trying to figure that out myself. This may be totally off, but here is one rationale: Chevy wants to sell 80,000 units in the first year. There are roughly 250 work days a year if you assume a 5 day work week and 10 days off for holidays. That means the plant would have to crank out 320 Camaros a day to meet their target. 320 a days means they could fill this week's orders in 2-3 weeks after production starts.
I have no idea if it is even possible to build 320 cars a day - it sounds like a lot. But that is one way to calculate it. Someone want to chime in?
Its possible to build over 320 cars in a single shift. I've heard that it takes less than a minute from one car rolling off the line to the next. Oshawa is regularly the most productive plant in North America. Also, its a bit misleading to base it on how many cars GM wants to sell because the Camaro model year is going to be about 18 months.