If a Lamborghini employee called me on the phone and offered me free a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sant’Agata factory, it would take me about 0.00003 seconds to say yes. Unfortunately, I’m in San Francisco and Lamborghini is located in that country shaped like a boot across the pond. Thankfully the National Geographic Channel have solved the age-old conundrum, sending the team from their series called “Ultimate Factories” off to Italy. The new episode that follows the construction (all by hand, of course) of a brand new Murciélago SV from start to finish. I secured a few short clips that speak for themselves, so make the jump for a preview of the episode (which airs October 1st on the National Geographic Channel).
And just so we’re clear, when they say “by hand,” they really mean it. When it’s being painted, for example, it’s laboriously hand-sanded, then primed and painted by hand – no robots to take all of the Italian passion out of the process. Plus you get to see the huge, intricate (and 670 HP) V10 engine being maneuvered into its snug home, by hand, all longitudinale posteriore-style. Which is to say, it’s awesome.