Ultimate Factories: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Featured on National Geographic (VIDEO)

A 2010 Camaro Parked Next to 1967 Camaro

This week marks the third installment of Ultimate Factories on the National Geographic Channel. The first episode showcased the stellar Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce and provided a unique glimpse at the inner workings of the production lines in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The next episode featured the Rolls-Royce Phantom with stops at its factories in Unterhallerau and Dingolfing, Germany, and Goodwood, England. And now we are back in the good ‘ole US of A for a peek inside the 10,000,000 square foot manufacturing plant where the reinvigorated 2010 Chevy Camaro SS is stamped out. The show starts at 8pm EST/PST on October 15th and you won’t want to miss it!

After an 18-hour assembly per car, a new Camaro rolls off the assembly line almost every minute! Go behind the scenes with us and discover what really goes into designing a 2010 Camaro.

-There are 734 robots doing the nearly 5,000 spot welds needed to create the body shell for each Camaro Coupe.

-The Camaro’s outer body side panel is transformed through the strikes by four die sets, with the initial forming press generating nearly 1,400 tons of force at a speed of seven body sides per minute.

-The Oshawa Car Paint Shop is a new, 1.3-million-square-foot facility.

-This new paint shop was built in 2007 and is capable of delivering 150 painted vehicles per hour.

-In order to get to the paint shop the Camaro body has to be transported on a bridge over a city street where it is painted and then shipped back across the bridge to the trim area for final detailing.

-After eight hours in the body shop and five more hours in the paint shop, the Camaro body shell makes its way across a two-level bridge to the general assembly area.

-It takes approximately 18 hours to build a Camaro.
-One Camaro rolls off the assembly line approximately every minute.

-This new paint shop was built in 2007 and is capable of delivering 150 painted vehicles per hour.

-The Oshawa GM plant also produces the Impala in the same factory facility.

-The total plant size is 8.57 million square feet.

-It took a $740-million-dollar investment to convert the Oshawa Car plant into a state of the art flexible manufacturing facility, producing the Chevrolet Camaro as its first product.

-The Oshawa GM plant first opened in 1953.

-Currently there are 3,743 employees in the plant (3,415 hourly pay and 328 salary.)

-The Camaro engine is produced at a different plant and has to be shipped approximately 2 hours to the assembly line where it finally meets the Camaro.

-It takes 8 months after ordering to receive a brand new 2010 Camaro.

-All of the 2010 Camaros produced today have owners.

Video #1 – The Camaro may have a new look, but it maintains the signature design features that make it a classic.

Video #2 – It isn’t a Camaro without its 304 horsepower, V6 engine. That’s a lot of muscle!

Source: National Geographic

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