Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th May 2004, 07:02   #1
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,749
Thanked: 89,385 Times
Default Pics: The Ferrari Manufacturing Facility / Factory



1. Aluminum ingots stacked up at the foundry, where they will be melted down to make Ferrari and Maserati engine blocks and heads.





2. Sand castings are used to form the engine parts.





3. Maserati V-8 cylinder heads are wheeled out of the sandblasting furnace.





4. Although the sign says "12-cylinder team," in fact, both V-8 and V-12 cars are assembled on this line, as is evidenced by the 360 Modena. Only V-8 cars are built on the 8-cylinder line. Ferrari production is 75 percent V-8, 25 percent V-12.





5. Ferrari V-8 engines on stands awaiting testing. All engines are tested, and all cars are test-driven both on the test track and on local roads.





6. The Ferrari Enzo has a special production line, behind which is the area where seats and pedals are custom-fit to owner's specifications. The Enzo's 399-car production run will be completed in June.





7. Because engines are installed at the back of the first assembly station, front-engine cars travel backwards down the line, while mid-engine cars face forward.





8. The aluminum bodies for the 612 Scaglietti and the 360 Modena are built at Carrozzeria Scaglietti in Modena. Every car is hand-smoothed and hand-finished.





9. The dimensions of the doors are hand-checked. (Note the prancing horses on the yellow work table.)





10. A robot checks the dimensions of the body at 893 points. 50 percent of 612 Scaglietti bodies are checked; versus 10 percent of 360 Modenas (which has been in production longer).

Original Article - Automobile Mag



GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2004, 12:38   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
S350L-E240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: India
Posts: 1,416
Thanked: 373 Times
Default

damn look at that line of Enzo's?????

im gonna fall sick out of jelousy!!

This makes the process of making a car more fascinating then atchually buying it
hmm.. .no not really... buying all those enzos wud be some thing
S350L-E240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2004, 14:59   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
Dippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Posts: 7,269
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Wow amazing picture an insider into the World of Ferrari. Made my day Cheers
Dippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2004, 17:06   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
ported_head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Posts: 2,391
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

fascinating stuff, and those red prancing horse logoed overalls look great dont they. what attention to detail. for the passion that is ferrari, forza ferrari!
ported_head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2004, 17:14   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai,India
Posts: 45
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

tht is just an amazing piece of info, loved reding it.
koolsun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2006, 02:17   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,717
Thanked: 425 Times
Default Inside the Ferrari factory

Found this article on canadian driver. It has pictures of the ferrari factory including some of a F430 rolling down and off the line.
amit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2006, 21:03   #7
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: India
Posts: 360
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Thanks for sharing with us.
SuperSyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2006, 21:47   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
drifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,469
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

Hey that made for a good read. Thanks!

Drifter
drifter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2006, 22:32   #9
Distinguished - BHPian
 
jkdas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Thiruvananthapu
Posts: 9,661
Thanked: 1,389 Times
Default

Do you know that one SL500 (made in bremen, Germany) takes( took) 7 days to be made. And in this 7 days it covers just 21kms within teh factory in a zigzag assembly line. I missed teh trip to this factory as it was t eh day I landed in Germany and hence I was left out while my colleagues went :(
jkdas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2006, 00:09   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Gujarat 03
Posts: 1,302
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Hey Amit,

Thx for sharing..

Cheers,
Mugen_Power.
Mugen_Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2010, 20:38   #11
BHPian
 
Fraz33r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boston/Mumbai
Posts: 213
Thanked: 245 Times
Default Inside pictures of Ferrari Factory

Wanted to share a picture log which i received in a chain Mail of Ferrari factory on How "it" is made.

Name:  f1.jpeg
Views: 6264
Size:  54.2 KB

Name:  f2.jpeg
Views: 6163
Size:  46.6 KB

Name:  f3.jpeg
Views: 6134
Size:  36.5 KB

Name:  f4.jpeg
Views: 6489
Size:  55.2 KB

Name:  f5.jpeg
Views: 6255
Size:  51.7 KB

Name:  f6.jpeg
Views: 5984
Size:  45.6 KB

Name:  f8.jpeg
Views: 6298
Size:  38.0 KB

Name:  f9.jpeg
Views: 5893
Size:  39.6 KB

Name:  f10.jpeg
Views: 5856
Size:  34.7 KB

Name:  f11.jpeg
Views: 5862
Size:  37.8 KB

Name:  f12.jpeg
Views: 5944
Size:  41.3 KB

Name:  f13.jpeg
Views: 6056
Size:  41.2 KB

Name:  f14.jpeg
Views: 5777
Size:  41.2 KB

Name:  f15.jpeg
Views: 5943
Size:  43.3 KB

Name:  f16.jpeg
Views: 5916
Size:  43.9 KB

Name:  f17.jpeg
Views: 5752
Size:  33.0 KB

Name:  f18.jpeg
Views: 5796
Size:  40.2 KB

Name:  f19.jpeg
Views: 5714
Size:  35.1 KB

Name:  20.jpeg
Views: 6247
Size:  45.9 KB

Name:  21.jpeg
Views: 5730
Size:  37.9 KB

Name:  23.jpeg
Views: 5872
Size:  34.0 KB

Name:  24.jpeg
Views: 5693
Size:  42.3 KB

Name:  25.jpeg
Views: 5619
Size:  38.7 KB

Name:  26.jpeg
Views: 6968
Size:  48.0 KB

Name:  27.jpeg
Views: 5643
Size:  40.5 KB

Name:  28.jpeg
Views: 5608
Size:  51.6 KB

Name:  29.jpeg
Views: 5647
Size:  47.2 KB

Name:  30.jpeg
Views: 5538
Size:  30.8 KB

Name:  31.jpeg
Views: 5666
Size:  37.7 KB


I knew about the Shell-Ferrari contract;but the shell logo on the workers is bit surprising!

Last edited by Rehaan : 30th April 2010 at 19:57. Reason: 2 similar threads found. All 3 merged together ;)
Fraz33r is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2010, 21:05   #12
Newbie
 
KokosaM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 18
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

This is pretty cool, so just wondering does Ferrari has a program where a new Ferrari customer can tour the facility, follow his custom car production and than following the delivery can take it for a spin in Europe.
Just like the program BMW has where you can tour the plant in Germany, following that you take the delivery of your car and take it for a spin in Germany for few days before they ship it to where ever you are.
I always wanted to do that for my prospective Ducati (probably 10-20 years down the road)
KokosaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2010, 21:32   #13
BHPian
 
james's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mangalore
Posts: 551
Thanked: 467 Times
Default

Lovely pics mate. Thanks for sharing!
james is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2010, 23:19   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
theragingbull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,602
Thanked: 611 Times
Default

The Making of Ferraris had come a couple of years back on natGeo: Megafactories. That episode is worth watching if you wanna know how a Ferrari is made right from raw metal to the final assembly.
theragingbull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2010, 23:46   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
ramie2400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,900
Thanked: 58 Times
Default

now thats what you call as a dream job,I can live in that factory 24/7 thanks for the amazing pics
ramie2400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Confirmed : Maruti to set up manufacturing facility in Gujarat GTO The Indian Car Scene 60 8th September 2017 15:08
Scania inaugurates first manufacturing facility in India sarathlal Commercial Vehicles 11 31st August 2016 12:11
Mahindra engine manufacturing facility shut since 8 days (April 2013) Ameya_G The Indian Car Scene 4 23rd April 2013 14:11
Peugeot coming back to India *Update* Manufacturing facility to be located in Gujarat ph03n!x The Indian Car Scene 114 3rd November 2011 19:54
Allison Transmission Inc. opens Manufacturing Facility in Chennai Dippy Commercial Vehicles 7 14th May 2010 23:30


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:10.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks