Watch the build process of a luxury Bentley Continental GTJuly 19, 2020
A 48-minute video recently published by Bentley shows the process of assembling the luxury Continental GT coupe. 75 seamstresses are working on the interior of the car.
The Bentley Continental has been on the market since the early 1950s and the current generation version of the model is really noteworthy. This video, which was published by the press office of the British automaker, shows the assembly process of this luxury car.
The full-length documentary, called Welt, was filmed at the automaker’s plant in Crewe, UK. While the base engine for the Continental GT is a V-8, this documentary focuses on a version of the model with the very powerful W12 engine.
The powerplant has a displacement of 6.0 liters and two turbochargers deliver 626 hp. (900 Nm).
The engine is powered by an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels, allowing the Continental GT to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 333 km / h.
In the documentary, we discover that a team of 92 Bentley workers are responsible for assembling every engine used by the car manufacturer. Of these, 24 engineers specialize in assembling the W12 motor. Most of the video focuses on how each engine is assembled thanks to the collaborative work of machines and experienced mechanics.
Of particular interest is the work on improving the interior of the Continental GT. Approximately 10 percent of the trim work is done automatically, including cutting leather. There are also 75 seamstresses who hand sew the interior of every Bentley car.
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