Okay. I spoke to Mike@VAC this morning. We will need 20 people to get them to move foward with the engineering and production. Yes, that is quite a few people, but good/dyno proven products aren't cheap.
VAC works hand-in-hand with Fabspeed. VAC and Fabspeed are known for their quality parts when it comes to headers and exhaust.
Fabspeed will do the majority of the engineering (my car will be the test vehicle). They are in the process of moving their facilities and will be about 10-15 minutes from where I work. They are two months away from completing the move and will be able to start engineering then.
Yes, the same Fabspeed that has performance parts for:
I do not think we will need anyone to put money up front, but I will check.
Again, the price target will be $1,200, which is very close to their e46 M3 header.
VAC and Fabspeed have been in business for years and aren't going anywhere. You can see how many updates Mike @ VAC makes on the PA/NJ/NY tri-state thread on a weekly basis.
Here are a couple links so you can see the new Fabspeed facility. WOW! This is one of the premiere facilities in the country when it comes to engineering and manufacturing capabilites