This is a bureau where Ferraris are born. Housed in a plcae creatively selected by association owner Enzo Ferrari in 1947, a 165,000-square-metre plant, in Maranello, Italy, produces 8,400 cars a year and employs 1,300 workers. Every automobile that has ever borne a famous Prancing Horse was painstakingly fabricated here – and Ferrari wouldn’t have it any other way.
Every Ferrari takes 3 months to complete. The initial and many vicious theatre is a casting of a engine, that takes place in a plant’s in-house foundry. The finished tools are afterwards delivered to a public line, where 147 engines are hand-built any day.
Once a engine is completed, dual robots bond a Ferraris’ valve mechanics – this is a usually partial of a routine not finished by hand. “The robots work so closely together that we call them Romeo and Juliet,” says Vincenzo Regazzoni, a company’s arch prolongation officer.
To symbol a 70th anniversary, Ferrari invited WIRED inside to watch a pivotal stages of a prolongation process, from start to finish.
Technicians in a 21,000m2 Maranello line insert involuntary tools to a inside of any Ferrari, such as this 488 GTB, before adding wheels, bumpers and windscreens. Once a automobile reaches a finish of a line, a interiors are commissioned and a engine is tested.
V8 engine assembly
The V8 public line consists of 32 stations; employees any work on one proviso of a process. Ferrari’s V8 engines are fabricated alone to V12s – a latter are some-more formidable and need additional tellurian attention, so get their possess line.
GTC4Lusso T V8
This is a V8 engine unfailing for a Ferrari GTC4Lusso T, a four-seater indication that has rear-wheel drive, as against to all-wheel drive. Aimed during civic drivers, a engine isn’t as shrill as a incomparable V12, though it has been tuned to furnish a likewise appealing sound.
Each automobile support (this is a 488 Spider) is hold by an particular involuntary lift, done from steel hooks. These are used to pierce a automobile from one hire to another, rotating a framework and automatically adjusting it to a tallness suitable to a task.
The doors of all Ferraris are done from aluminium, and are pulpy and cut during a Scaglietti bureau in circuitously Modena, 22km from Ferrari’s categorical facility. The doors are usually trustworthy to a finished automobile physique once it has reached a finish of a prolongation line.
This is where a engine, delivery and cessation systems are mounted on to a cars’ underbodies. The engine is private from a involuntary guided automobile (AGV) that has ecstatic it by a prolongation line, and trustworthy to a automobile body.
Two robots, Romeo and Juliet, compound a valve seats that will go into a engines – a pursuit too perplexing for humans. Romeo picks adult cylinder heads and warms them with dense air; Juliet dips aluminium rings into glass nitrogen. The tools are afterwards assimilated together.