Posts tagged with 458 Italia: the making of
The engine has passed the test stand, the bodywork has passed quality control, all the other components will be ready right on time. It is time for assembly: a complex operation, requiring skills and great attention. Ready for the last emotion.
This is the fourth chapter of our story with us as prospective workers. This is the moment when the frame, with bonnet and boot lid, goes into the paint shop. The new and modern facility shows that high-tech and workers can’t be separated.
Leaving the engine components, which we’ll soon assemble, behind, we’re moving to Modena, to the Ferrari works named after the great coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti, to work with aluminium and create the car’s entire frame.
With the assembled and painted frame and the engine parts perfectly prepared, it is now time for the mechanical part. At the engine assembly we meet men who seem to be building models, which in our case are on a scale of 1:1.
After we’ve discovered what is done at the foundry, here in Maranello we’re now having a look at the mechanical works. The casted cylinder blocks and the cylinder heads have to be prepared for assembly. Technology and quality are of immense importance.
What’s involved in building a Ferrari? We flanked Maranello’s own skilled workers through every step of the process, from all the way from the foundry to the turning of the key in the finished car. A unique experience – watch the video footage too.