Automobile

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Mega Factories Ferrari FF

A rare look inside the new Ferrari factory where they are building the Ferrari FF, the first four-wheel drive Ferrari with four full size seats.

The FF’s 12 cylinder engine is one of the most powerful engine ever built at the factory in Marnello with 651 Horsepower. The engine block is actually cast there and must go through multiple quality checks before it’s ready to join the final assembly line.

The FF’s unique four-wheel drive system uses a seven speed dual-clutch manual transmission which sits at the back of the car to off set the weight of the V12 engine and achieve better total balance for this unique vehicle.

There is a second transmission at the front of the engine and this is the unit that makes the Ferrari FF’s four wheel drive system revolutionary. Ferrari emphasizes that its four wheel drive system is intended primarily for all weather capability. Normally the FF sends power from its from mounted V12 just to the rear wheels.






Friday, March 16th, 2012

Mega Factories Porsche 911

The challenge of redesigning the Porsche 911, an automotive icon.

This is the 7th generation of the car and while it clearly looks like a 911 it is virtually brand new in terms of size, design, and performance. It may just be the best Porsche 911 ever.

Designers and engineers faced a double challenge. Not only did the have to redesign the car but they had to redesign part of the original Porsche factory in which the car is built.

It wasn’t easy to do either. The legendary 911 has a league of loyal fans who don’t like change and the factory is located in the middle of an officially declared historic district and nothing could be changed on the outside of the complex that would change the way it looks.






Friday, March 16th, 2012

Mega Factories Ford Mustang

Go inside Ford’s Mustang Factory where the latest versions of the original pony car are built.

Amazingly, both the cars and the factory are designed to produce 4 different models, from the base V6 to a 650HP fire breathing V8.

In terms of horsepower, the 650HP V8 is the most powerful V8 built anywhere in the world.

And in terms of speed for your dollar, the top of the line Mustang, the Shelby 550 GT, has a top speed of 200 miles an hour yet a base price of approximately $65,000.

There’s no other car available that comes close in terms of bang for your buck in top speed.






Friday, March 16th, 2012

Mega Factories Corvette ZR1

A rare look inside the Corvette Mega Factory which produces the ZR1—a genuine American Super Car. It is the fastest, most powerful Corvette ever built.

It can compete and out perform some of the best that Europe has to offer. The ZR1 actually set a lower lap time at the world famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany than the lap times of the newest Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

The ZR1 has 638 Horsepower and is fitted out with Carbon fiber body parts, ceramic disc brakes, and an all aluminum powertrain.

Design and Built under the code name ‘Blue Devil’, the ZR1 was actually developed not as part of an approved company plan but as a secret project based on an off handed comment by the head of General Motors.

The Corvette ZR1 is not simply an American Sports car. It is a world class supercar and with a price tag of more than $111,000 thousand dollars it is by far the most expensive Corvette ever built.




Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Mega Factories Michelin Tires

Inside the factories and R & D facilities for one of the largest tire companies in the world: Michelin tires. Founded in the late 1800’s by two brothers, the company designs and manufactures everything from car and motorcycle tires to the tires on Jumbo Jets and even the Space Shuttle. Their newest goal is to create a new type of tire that will actually increase fuel mileage on cars and since one out of every five cars in the World wears Michelin tires what happens inside the company’s huge facility in
Clermont-Ferrand, France, can impact us all.






Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Ultimate Factories Porsche Panamera

Its badge is legendary in both automotive circles and corporate boardrooms. It’s price exclusive. And its moxie? Unquestioned.

Only now it has four-doors and fits full-sized adults in the back seats comfortably.

Welcome to the brand new Porsche Panamera.

A four-door, four-seat sedan filled with copious amounts of luxury and a vim and vigor that pushes the concept of what a sedan can be forward in a way that only a company such as Porsche could manage to create.

For a mere $173,050 you can buy four movies tickets at the local cineplex and a rocket of a way to get your family to the movies in style.

(That’s $173,000 for the machine & $50 for the tickets if you were wondering).

It is a shockingly new take on what a machine from Zuffenhausen, Germany can be – after all the name Porsche has been synonymous with automotive evolution not exactly complete automotive revolution.





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