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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 13:38:32 GMT
From: Johannes <johsnospam-sucks-sizefitter.com>
Subject: Re: What does "built on the same platform" mean?


"jon.parisinospaml.com" wrote: > > A platform in the sense of a engineering platform is something (engine, > chasse, frame, ect.)which has been constructed with certain attributes > and operating limits. Thing can be added to that platform as long as > they do not exceed the limits of the core platform. So with that in > mind you can see how several vehicles could be designed off one > platform. <naughty schoolboy> But most modern cars don't have chassis, they have monocoque steel bodies. Engines can be shared between many types of cars, not necessarily from the same family or platform. </naughty schoolboy>

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