Originally Posted by michalCCR
With a bit of exaggeration Great Wall could be new Mitsubishi*
You could be right about the Technosport thing... I just recalled that the Chinese leased Terrano based vehicle from an established European NISSAN team... Dessoude/Technosport = same/same pretty much... the "Great Wall" was not of the Chinese engineers work in any case.
* Regards this... yes I agree, the chinese have proven they can copy
anything... Reproducing the material is one thing... duplicating the expertise, management and running of the team is another. The "Mitsubishi" factory efforts (both Dakar and WRC) while very much authorized, funded and overseen by Japan HQ (much of the budget came from the marketing arm and outside sponsors via Japan)... the majority of the expertise, management, design/engineering and team personel/driver roster came out of Europe...
That "Great Wall" can do this soley from a Chinese based operation... I would be VERY surprised... if so it is another
five years away at best... not 2014.