• Jan 24th 2011 at 5:32PM
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Ultimate Factories shows how the Dodge Viper gets its heart – Click above to watch video after the jump

Ultimate Factories is coming back to the National Geographic channel, and the newest season is chalk-full of more automotive action. Upcoming shows have camera crews venturing into Dodge, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Bentley factories to show how they paint a Dodge Challenger, what it takes to build a Maserati engine and how Dodge builds (or is that built?) the Viper chassis and its 8.4-liter heart.

Ultimate Factories airs Thursday nights at 10pm and the Dodge Challenger episode is set to run on February 3rd. But before then, get a preview in the video after the jump.

[Source: National Geographic]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I hate to be pedantic about such things, but the expression is "chock full", not "chalk full".
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bentley sounds interesting.

      R.I.P. Viper
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd add the Audi R8 episode was also really good
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool,..the BMW factory in SC episode and the Lambo one were excellent!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The honda motorcycle factory episode was amazing. The precision with which they work and the way they deal with moving parts around is crazy.

      The workers wear white so they can inspect their clothes for any little bits of dirt or oil and identify areas for improvement in their process.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is the large gear in the middle of the Viper's crankshaft?
      • 4 Years Ago
      With all due respect, once you've seen a couple of episodes, you've seen them all. As big an auto enthusiast as I am, I've found the Megafactories (Ultimate Factories?) series boring. With some variations, most luxury/performance carmakers use similar technology in their factories and follow similar procedures in making their products. Once you've seen how Ferraris are made, you have a good idea about how Porsches or Lamborghinis might be made.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Actually I'm looking forward to these, wonder when they'll be broadcasted here in Italy, probably 2012 or so... The Megafactories Ferrari 599 episode was pretty amazing.
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