timhood 5pts The car is of great design. Given more money to make it right as well as reduce weight, then put in a more potent engine, similar to a Ferrari 308 and this could have been an amazing car. The authors got it right, though: the car was a huge hit in the movie and had the company lasted, that could have been the sales boom to get it going. More models would have been needed to keep it viable, however. One thing we've learned in the years since is that no car company can be a one-trick pony. Even Mini has several models and they aren't truly independent.