Ultimate Factories: Bentley Mulsanne Featured on National Geographic [VIDEO]
Last week’s episode of Ultimate Factories on the National Geographic Channel was outstanding. We got a fantastic look behind the scenes of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG being built and assembled in Stuttgart, Germany. This week’s show features Bentley and the production of their world class Mulsanne supercar. Be sure to tune in on Thursday, March 3rd, at 10PM ET/PT. Check out the video highlights and show details after the jump.
It’s been 50 years since Rolls Royce created a new Bentley fit for royalty and rock stars, and it’s a challenge for Bentley’s ultimate factories to construct the Mulsanne, a new design of the luxury car. It takes more than 550 hours and nine weeks for artisans and technicians to create this masterpiece. Precision robots ensure that this two-and-a-half-ton luxury car’s body is flawlessly molded, but the finest leather is hand-sewn for Bentley’s lavish upholstery. And the Bentley Woodshop tackles a centuries-old craft, wood veneering. It takes an hour to craft one wood panel, and the Mulsanne has more than 300!
Video: “Bentley’s Woodshop” – It takes up to 7 hours to craft every one of the Bentley’s interior wood panels – and each vehicle has 33!
Source: National Geographic Channel