As far as autoworker jobs go, putting together a Ferrari has got to be one of the plum gigs. The company is consistently rated as one of the best places to work in Europe, but if the pleasant atmosphere and long espresso breaks weren't enough, you get to go home at the end of the day knowing that you put together a Ferrari. Not a pickup truck, not an economy hatchback, but a Ferrari.

Unfortunately for most of us, that job isn't really feasible, but to give us a glimpse at what we're missing, Ferrari is apparently releasing a series of videos showing us what it's like inside its factory. Last week it was the engine assembly line, and this time it's the facility where the workers produce the frame.

The factory built in conjunction with aluminum giant Alcoa also happens to be the only Ferrari plant located outside the company's compound in Maranello – situated, as it is, in nearby Modena. Follow the jump to watch the ten-minute video to see the process unfold.



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      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm... I would've thought making a Ferrari involved more powdered unicorn horns and polar bear tears.
        Tetratron
        • 3 Years Ago
        @QAZZY
        No, no.. That's all mixed into the paint. Don't you pay attention?!
          QAZZY
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tetratron
          I'm sure the frame is made of something magical... The last hairs of Congressmen!
      soundbargaming
      • 3 Years Ago
      The SLR McLaren production line>this.
        Shiftright
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        SLR McLaren: Batmobile styled by ex '90' Pontiac designers that went really fast and cost a lot of money but wasn't much fun and ultimately, not many people cared. 458 Italia: so much even better than the sum of its already amazing parts. Yup, rainbows and pixie dust.
        Slaw
        • 3 Years Ago
        @soundbargaming
        Your comment = irrelevant.
      Snark McGee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those are terrible welds around 0:50 and beyond. Those would be embarrassing on a chinese-made bicycle.
        Brandon Allen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Snark McGee
        But their welds are certified dude. Didn't you watch the video? Yeah, I really question Ferrari's "quality" their welds have always been horrendous and their usage of combustable adhesives to "save weight" makes me nervous for good reason. Further, the whole argument about rivets being a better means of structural bonding than welds is bogus. They are an easier means of structural bonding and perhaps for high-strength steel they also make sense. But for sheet aluminium they aren't structural, they just hold the sheet in place, aluminum might be strong and light but it has horrible fatigue characteristics that one would assume concentrating loads onto a single point would be worse than spreading the load out over as much surface area as possible...like a weld. Ferrari's are designed to be the worlds best car but built to be the worlds best car temporarily and cheaply. A Mclaren or a Porsche will last forever even if driven. A ferrrari falls apart.
      wonky donky.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now if they could just keep Maseratis from breaking down...