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ENGINEERING VIDEOS

  • Engine Pleasure show

    Engine Pleasure

    Find out why the R8 engine is guaranteed to put a smile on its owner's face.

    (03:01)
  • Painting by Science show

    Painting by Science

    The aluminum body is submerged into electrostatic coat to protect against corrosion.

    (03:00)
  • Prototyping show

    Prototyping

    2000 prototypes are made each year. Some products take up to two years to develop.

    (02:59)
  • Billy Bookcase show

    Billy Bookcase

    Functional, durable and timeless. 130,000 of this bestselling bookshelf are built every week.

    (03:07)
  • Fireproof show

    Fireproof

    How do Ikea know their furniture is made of fire-resistant materials? They set fire to it, of course!

    (02:55)
  • Extreme show

    Extreme

    Louder, larger, and with sharper design, the Lamborghini will always be the "bad boy" of the super-sports-car.

    (00:04)
  • The Paint Job show

    The Paint Job

    Unpainted body shells are sent 35 kilometres to be sanded, primed and painted. All by hand.

    (03:01)
  • Hand-made in Italy show

    Hand-made in Italy

    Taking 5 days to build, there is no place for mass production in this high-end, super sports car business.

    (02:45)
  • Super Sports car show

    Super Sports car

    From body to paint, assembly to the 12-cylinder engine - this sports car is built almost entirely by hand.

    (01:02)
  • Body Robotic show

    Body Robotic

    105 robots and teams of skilled engineers join forces to weld the porsche 911 body together.

    (03:00)
  • Ferdinand Porsche show

    Ferdinand Porsche

    From the VW Beatle to Porsche's 911, discover what inspired Ferdinand Porsche and his sons.

    (02:56)
  • 117 stations show

    117 stations

    At station 18, the assembly areas' only robot installs the windshield and works entirely in the dark.

    (02:56)
  • Ready to Rock'n'Roll? show

    Ready to Rock'n'Roll?

    From assembly station 1 to 117, just what goes into ensuring the iconic Porsche is ready to roll?

    (02:47)
  • Luxury show

    Luxury

    Current owners BMW have revived the “Double R” motorcar brand with a transfusion of high technology.

    (03:00)
  • Space Frame show

    Space Frame

    Welded entirely by hand the Phantom's body is the largest all aluminium space frame car ever made. But how?!

    (03:01)
  • Spirit of Ecstasy show

    Spirit of Ecstasy

    The Spirit of Ecstacy Mascot, sculpted by Charles Sykes, has graced each and every Rolls Royce since 1911.

    (03:04)
  • The Coachline show

    The Coachline

    No machines or robots to paint the signature coachline! This finishing touch is entirely hand painted... by one man!

    (02:53)
  • Steel Skeleton show

    Steel Skeleton

    Every weld of every car must be perfect. The welders average six years of experience. Temperature is key.

    (02:54)
  • Just in Time show

    Just in Time

    Workers have just 15 minutes to finish work on a particular piece before the line moves on - No Dynamic Breaking!

    (02:48)
  • Testing 123 show

    Testing 123

    It takes 90 days, 11,000 parts, two continents and hundreds of skilled workers to complete just one car.

    (02:45)