Ultimate Factories - Season 3

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  • Chevy Volt
    Episode 8
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    The soon-to-be-released Chevy Volt electric car just might redefine the automotive world It can go from 0 to 60 in less than nine seconds, hit a top speed of 100 miles per hour and is good for 40 miles of zero-emission, pure electric driving. National Geographic got a rare, behind-the-scenes look inside the preproduction factory for this revolutionary vehicle. At GM's 200,000-square-foot facility outside of Detroit, Michigan-a place closely guarded for fear of industrial espionage-see what it takes to design, build, and assemble this car of the future. At this high-tech "Ultimate Factory," 18,000 parts and 1,000 hours of aerodynamic testing come together to create the Volt. And, at the heart of this revolutionary design is a 6-foot long, 400-pound battery that GM hopes will usher in a new era of automobiles.moreless
  • Audi
    Audi
    Episode 7
    1/1/09
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    What does it take to craft the new Audi R8, a revolutionary road car that rockets to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds?
  • Porsche
    Episode 4
    10/22/09
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    Ultimate Factories goes inside the famous House of Porsche to see how they create the Porsche 911, one of the most influential and recognizable vehicles in the world. Every distinctive element is manufactured at the Zuffenhausen factory in Stuttgart, Germany, a historical industrial monument.
  • Camaro
    Camaro
    Episode 3
    10/15/09
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    After nearly a decade off the factory line, Chevy is reintroducing the 2010 Camaro SS.
  • Rolls-Royce
    Episode 2
    10/8/09
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    The Rolls-Royce Phantom is the ultimate symbol of automotive luxury. The brand has been revived with a technological transfusion by new owner BMW, yet the Phantom model remains as British as the umbrellas built into its doors. That's right - each one comes with a Teflon-coated hide-away umbrella that can pop out with the touch of a button. Ultimate Factories goes inside the creation of this supercar to reveal all the extravagant touches you'd expect -- the sumptuous polished wood interior, a 15-speaker, nine-channel stereo system and the legendary whisper-quiet ride.moreless
  • Lamborghini
    Episode 1
    10/1/09
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    What does it take to build a car that can go from zero to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 211 mph? National Geographic heads to the small farming community in Italy that is home to the main factory for the Lamborghini Murcielago SV to find out.moreless
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