KeiB wrote:anyone can shed some light on automotive in Italy? Since Italy is the home of all of those exotic and powerful cars. Is it very hard to break into the job market there?
Nice to meet you KeiB...
Thank you for sending a message asking about automotive market in Korea.
Because I thought just few people are interested in Korean automotive.
Well... Korea is so bad place for car engineer or motorsports engineer.
Some race games are being held in Yong-In around Seoul. But it's not popular actually.
Also, there is just one company which has its own R&D center... Hyundai...
Kia is just a subsidiary company of Hyundai.
Hyundai is not intereted in motorsports at all... even in rally.
I think it's because Hyundai was founded by a businessman... not by an engineer.
The engineers in Hyundai may want to build a great sportscar or participate in motorsports. But, their boss just want to earn much money and get more market in the world. It's hard to expect such a heritage.
Have you ever heard about SPIRA or Oulim motors in Korea?
Actually, there is a sportscar builder in Korea.
It was Protomotors which was bought by Oulim motors.
SPIRA is the first and real sportscar made in Korea.
However, people don't like that it has an engine made by Hyundai though it is tunded with a turbo charger. And some people say that it is too expensive and they will buy a porsche or BMW with such a big money.
I've sent a job query to Protomotors. But, they said that they did not want an engineer with high degree...
... little bit exclusive..
I believe you can know why I want to go to the UK now.
If you have any question about Korean automotive, ask me anytime.