It rockets from 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds and reaches 155mph before an electronic speed limiter says "that's fast enough". It handles so well, the G-forces might make you lose your lunch before the Z4 loses its grip on the road. To manufacture such an artful instrument of automotive pleasure requires three super factories.
The first factory, in the Bavarian heartland of Landshut, Germany, casts the automotive industry's first magnesium composite crankcase, which results in the world's lightest six-cylinder crankcase. The second factory is in Munich, Germany which takes the lightweight crankcase and precision assembles a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that delivers 255 horsepower. The lean German muscle is then shipped to a third factory -- in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA. This last plant is a forerunner in environmental innovation, being the world's first automotive factory to recycle landfill methane gas from rotting trash to power its plant.
Now onto the sleek and raw power of the Corvette Z06, the fastest most powerful production Corvette every built. Visit the Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the only location in the world where a Z06 is built from start to finish in 36 hours.
The materials used to make the sports car's body and frame are more technologically advanced than what is commonly used in a racecar. Every Z06 engine is hand assembled by one builder and the structure of the sports car has been painstakingly crafted to be lightweight. It is the most aerodynamically efficient Corvette ever, travelling almost half a kilometer in less than 12 seconds at two hundred kilometers per hour.
All these components make the Corvette Z06 a fierce competitor in the sports car world, surpassing most in road performance and handling.
Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 - GRIP - Folge 262 - RTL2
Der Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6. Sechs angetriebene Räder, V8 turbo mit 544 PS und über vier Tonnen Gewicht,
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Müller testet in der Wüste Dubais den teuersten, schwersten und größten
Geländewagen, den Mercedes je gebaut hat.
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Making of the BMW Z4 Roadster (Part 1/2)
If a BMW is the Ultimate Driving Machine, then a BMW roadster is the joy of
driving in its purest form. Discover how the BMW Z4 is produced in the
National Geographic - Armored Vehicles by Alpine Armoring
National Geographic's Ultimate Factories does a 45 minute special on
armoured vehicles by the armouring firm Alpine Armoring. In the video you
can see how a normal sedan or SUV is made into a bulletproof car. For more
information on Alpine Armoring vehicles:
Lamborghini Factory in Italy
SuperCars Exposed host, Tanner Foust, takes you inside the Italian
Lamborghini factory. See what it takes to make these unbelievable cars.
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Megafactories - Aston Martin One-77 - HD
The Aston Martin One-77 features a full carbon fibre monocoque chassis, a
handcrafted aluminum body, and a naturally aspirated 7.3 litre V12 engine
with 750 hp. At the time of its delivery, Aston Martin claimed it to be the
most powerful naturally aspirated production engine in the world.
The car also uses a strengthened version of the DB9's 6-speed automated
manual transmission and height-adjustable pushrod suspension coupled with
dynamic stability control. It has Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires (255/35 ZR20
front, 335/30 ZR20 rear) and Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes.
The top speed was estimated to be 200 mph (320 km/h) but actual tests in
December 2009 showed a figure of 220.007 mph (354.067 km/h), with a
0--60 mph time of approximately 3.5 seconds.
The engineering and build source of the carbon chassis and suspension
system is contracted to Multimatic of Canada.
The projected weight is 1,500 kg (3,307 lb)