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National Geographic
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  • SUPERCARS

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Join us in the exclusive access to the story behind the re-launch of Nissan iconic GT-R at the Tokyo Motor Show 2007.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Supercars: Toyota Hybrid
    We go inside Toyota’s sprawling manufacturing plant in Melbourne, where 2,500 workers produce up to 150,000 vehicles a year.
  • Supercars: Audi
    Our cameras go inside the Audi R8 factory in Neckarsulm, Germany and follow the crafting of a road car modeled after a champion racecar.
  • Supercars: Gumpert Apollo
    The Gumpert Apollo Enraged - a $1 million street-legal racing car for the road. It's hand built in Germany, using some of the finest racing components Europe has to offer.
  • Supercars: Mercedes SLS AMG
    This episode showcases two of the most storied brands in the automotive world - the Maserati and Mercedes
  • Supercars: Toyota
    We go inside Toyota’s sprawling manufacturing plant in Melbourne, where 2,500 workers produce up to 150,000 vehicles a year.
  • Supercars: Porsche 911
    From the 911 Carrera to the 911 GT3, a racecar that tops out at 194 mph; this factory in Germany can offer a colour, style, and speed for even the most fastidious driver.
  • Supercars: Lexus LFA
  • Supercars: Pagani-Million Euro Hyper Car
    What makes a car worth a million Euros? The answer for Horacio Pagani is a super car that perfectly blends art and engineering, that has unsurpassed power, performance and luxury, the finest possible raw materials and in which every single one of its 4700 components will be recognised as a work of art. This film tells the story of Pagani's successor to his world famous Zonda. It follows the creation of the Pagani Huayra from the start of its secret design and development eight years ago through a testing programme that has exceeded one million kilometres… to its launch in Geneva in 2011 and to the production of the very first customer cars. We'll meet the dedicated Pagani craftsmen who share Horacio's love of detail and the starstruck suppliers who have gone to extraordinary lengths to win his business and produce parts for the Huayra that meet his breathtakingly high standards. Most of all we'll enter the world and imagination of Pagani himself - an engaging, passionate genius who is entrenched in a pursuit of perfection so relentless, there's a very real danger this car may never be finished.
  • Supercars: Corvette Zr1
  • Supercars: The Mini Coupe
    Mega Factories Mini Cooper is a unique insight into the construction of Mini's brand new derivative. The Mini Coupe is the Oxford plants first ever two seater sports vehicle. Follow the journey of the Mini Coupe as it makes it way through this state of the art factory based in the heart of England.
  • Supercars: Ferrari FF
  • Supercars: Lotus Evora
    Examining the Lotus Evora, a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive challenger to Porsche and Ferrari in the sports-car market.
  • Supercars: Ford Mustang
  • Supercars: Mercedes Overhaul
    At the world's biggest truck plant, one of motor manufacturing's oldest companies faces the challenge of gearing up for the future. Mercedes-Benz is taking a good thing -- the world's best truck - and attempting to make it even better. To compound the challenge, each truck is custom made to the customer's demands - the supreme test of efficiency for a mega factory that rolls out one truck every two minutes. The new version of the Actros was eight years in development. The whole time, it was kept under wraps from prying eyes - until now.... Secrecy. Camouflage. Fanaticism. Who knew building a truck could be so dramatic?
  • Supercars: Lamborghini
    Travel to the little village of Sant’Agata Bologna, Italy, where the “bad boys” of the sports car pantheon are hand-building the fastest Lamborghini ever – the Murcielago SV.
  • Supercars: Bugatti
  • Supercars: Ford F-150
    The Ford F150 is built inside one of the company's most modern production facilities-the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. The facility has three main buildings: the body shop, the paint shop, and the final assembly line. The plant is built from the ground up to maximize efficiency and a new F150 rolls off the assembly line every minute. It is a remarkable feat since the Dearborn Truck Plant manufactures ten of the eleven F150 models. The eleven different models of the truck can be ordered in over 500,000 different combinations of cabs, beds, engines and colors etc.
  • Supercars: Koenigsegg
    Enter the Swedish Koenigsegg mega-factory that looks more like an art studio, & discover what it takes to create one of the most powerful cars in the world.
  • Supercars: Aston Martin
    Ultrasonic welding is used for the first time on the Aston Martin, of James Bond fame.
  • Supercars: Maseratti
    The Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible is a $135,800 four-seat convertible inspired by the racetrack but refined by one of the most luxurious Italian supercar manufacturers in the world… A company defined by a three-pointed trident but determined to build machines that soothe the soul in elegance… And it's born at the Maserati Ultimate Factory in Modena, Italy.
  • Supercars: Lamborghini Aventador
    With a top-speed of 350 kmh, The Aventador is a symbol of a new era for Lamborghini. We visit its factory in Italy, to follow the story of its creation & to witness its incredible production process.
  • Supercars: Maserati
    Visit the Factory that builds the Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible: a $135,800 four-seat convertible inspired by the racetrack but refined by one of the world’s most luxurious supercar manufacturers.
  • Supercars: Ferrari
    Nat Geo gives you a rare look inside the Ferrari factory where they are building the new FF, the first four-wheel drive Ferrari with four full-sized seats.
  • Supercars: Ford F150
  • Supercars: Porche Panamera
  • Supercars: Koenigsegg Aka Swedish Super Car
  • Supercars: Mercedes
    Few cars ever become automotive icons. Fewer still achieve eternal fame. The Mercedes Benz 1954 300SL Gullwing has done both. And now it is being reborn…as the all new 2010 Mercedes Benz AMG SLS. This Ultimate Factories will showcase two of the most storied brands in the automotive worldthe Maserati and Mercedes-- each producing a unique version of the latest in supercars. The Maserati, offering an unusual blend of luxury and performance at an affordable price and the Mercedes Benz, a car that has become not only an automotive icons, but has achieved eternal fame.
  • Supercars: Dodge Viper
    A factory that is unique for Detroit: the Viper is completely hand built. A special team of craftspeople take two and a half days to build each car.
  • Supercars: Aston Martin One 77
  • Supercars: Camaro
    What does it take to build a classic car with 21st century technology? Now, after nearly a decade off the factory line, Chevy is reintroducing the 2010 Camaro SS. NGC visits the 10-million-square-foot factory, one of the largest auto plants in the world, where the car is stamped from cold raw steel and assembled by high-tech precise robots and nearly 5,800 employees, to create the car's specially designed "unibody" construction.
  • Supercars: Rolls Royce
    The Phantom is the first Rolls-Royce motorcar to be introduced since the company was acquired by BMW; the Phantom is a unique combination of technology & old-world craftsmanship.
  • Supercars: Chevy Volt
    Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from GM's Pre Production Operations factory reveals the secrets behind the electric Chevy Volt.
  • Supercars: Jaguar XJ
    Enter the Jaguar mega factory in England as we uncover the design secrets that gave life to the new XJ. A lighter, yet stronger car made with aerospace influenced aluminum space frame technology.
  • Supercars: Camero
  • Supercars: Nissan GT-R
  • Supercars: Ford F 150
    The Ford F150 is built inside one of the company;s most modern production facilities-the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan.
  • Supercars: Formula 1
    Richard Hammond reveals the surprising engineering connections behind the building of the glamorous Formula 1 car - including ancient swords and ship sails.
  • Supercars: Jaguar
    Visiting a Jaguar facility in Birmingham, England, where cars go through four separate buildings prior to completion.
  • Supercars: Williams F1
  • Supercars: BMW X3
  • Supercars: Pagani
  • Supercars: Top Fuel Dragster
  • Supercars: Mega Kits
  • Supercars: Armet Armored Vehicles
    A look at the durability and speed of an armored vehicle mounted on a Ford F550 chassis.
  • Supercars: Electric Vehicles
    Hybrid and electric vehicles are featured, including the Tesla Roadster, Jaguar C-X75 and Chevy Volt.
  • Supercars: Bentley
    Bentley is remaking their flagship car – The Mulsanne. Join us in discovering how power meets luxury in Bentleys meticulously hand crafted mega machines.
  • Supercars: Porsche Panamera
  • Supercars: Ford F1
    Nat geo takes you inside one of the Ford’s most modern production facilities - the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan, where a new Ford F150 rolls off the assembly line every minute.
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