DeLorean designer convinced on Cybertruck's success

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The legendary designer of the DeLorean, Giorgetto Giugiaro, has something to say about Tesla's Cybertruck

https://www.npr.org/2023/11/14/1212...elorean-designer-giorgetto-giugiaro-interview

"When you step outside the norms, it's almost always seen as a provocation," Giugiaro said. "It happens in all fields, from furniture to cooking, etc. Everyone wants to distinguish themselves; it's a market necessity, and the Cybertruck will surely be successful, I'm sure of it. I'm convinced it will find its admirers."
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I'm convinced it will find its admirers
It is a kinda ridiculous prediction in 23 with almost 1-2 million reservations.

Cybertruck will surely be successful
If the measure of success is producing 9000 vehicles and then going out of business while being remembered as Iconic, it is safe to say it is in the bag. CT is already more talked about than DeLorean and a lot of folks will be shocked if production in 24 is less than 9000.

If the measure of success is adding significant profit to the company's bottom line while still being in production in a few years, while not in the bag, my personal opinion is the chance of success is over 50% but not "surely".
 

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well I guess that answers the question about smuges on the stainless steel and the need for a wrap, but does anyone know how thick the stainless steel was on the DeLorean and how resistant it was to dents and scratches.
 

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well I guess that answers the question about smuges on the stainless steel and the need for a wrap, but does anyone know how thick the stainless steel was on the DeLorean and how resistant it was to dents and scratches.
I heard the panels on DeLorean were stainless-coated and either plastic or fiberglass underneath… NOT super strong or thick like Cybertruck.
 

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well I guess that answers the question about smuges on the stainless steel and the need for a wrap, but does anyone know how thick the stainless steel was on the DeLorean and how resistant it was to dents and scratches.
I heard the panels on DeLorean were stainless-coated and either plastic or fiberglass underneath… NOT super strong or thick like Cybertruck.
The DeLorean is built on an epoxy-coated frame, with a fiberglass body. The stainless panels are under 1mm and will dent, as I can sadly attest.

"Nice car, too bad about the smudges" said no one ever
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