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Old 10-17-2008, 09:00 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by jack24 View Post
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?
Haha, that's awesome. Thank God car manufacturing has become so automated and AI-driven, because back in the late 70's, 320 cars a day would've been nice for GM but not for the customer since quality would've sucked. Workers tired after awhile and their performance dwindled. You'd have had poorly-assembled interior trim, mis-welded body parts and misaligned body panels.
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