Cars May, 12 2013

    Watch the Handcrafted Production Process of the Audi R8

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    German auto manufacturer Audi has put together a short video highlighting the handcrafted production process of their incredibly powerful R8. Although just under a minute and a half long, the video touches upon the detailed assembly undergone by each vehicle that leaves its Neckarsulm factory. With 241 people working on each R8, every component is hand-placed and adjusted by eye.

    The use of the word “handcrafted” though is questionable as certain parts like the sheet metal aren’t hand-rolled like they are on truly handcrafted automobiles. Perhaps “hand-assembled” is a better and more appropriate term to use in this case. Regardless, the R8 is a beautifully crafted machine that has the rare combination of daily usability and head-turning looks.