The Making of a Ferrari Sports Car

If you love hand-made clothing, chances are you also love hand-crafted Italian cars. So behold this 45-minute video (from the National Geographic channel).  It’s a fascinating look at the making of the 599 Fiorano Ferrari at the factory in Maranello, located in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region.

As the narrator says, this is “where cars are crafted like sculptures” and a Ferrari is “engineered with the precision of a spacecraft.” But my favorite line has to be: “To some, it’s a car; to others, it’s a work of art.”

This video is totally a guilty pleasure. As I watched it with both awe and fascination, I learned that a separate mold is made for every single engine. And each engine is built by hand by one man!

The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

It takes nearly two months to create one Ferrari, and interestingly, the process ends with a needle and thread, as the workers take 30 hours to craft the leather interior. Enjoy!

 


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