Big factory, small film crew, no CGI, no Voice of God narration =

I have been a full time automotive marketer for just over ten years now. In that span of time, I've done some really cool stuff - like my part in helping to launch the Tesla Roadster - and a lot of stuff that frankly isn't all that glamorous or sexy (certainly not to people outside the industry). » 11/25/13 4:56pm 11/25/13 4:56pm

How Porsche Makes The World's Most Advanced Hybrid

The Porsche 918 Spyder is like no other hybrid on the road, promising Bugatti-like performance in a package capable of better fuel economy than a Toyota Prius. Here's an exclusive look at how they build their 887-horsepower, $800,000 flagship plug-in hybrid hypercar. » 7/16/13 12:32pm 7/16/13 12:32pm

Inside the Morgan Motor Company (Mega Gallery)

Morgan is one of the strange anomalies of the automotive world. For one, it doesn't seem like they should exist at all. How many car manufacturers out there are as small as Morgan (2012 was a record year for production at around 1,500 cars over five models), haven't been swallowed up by a larger manufacturer, and still … » 6/05/13 2:39pm 6/05/13 2:39pm

VW Opens Its 100th Factory As Beigekrieg Continues

The Mexican state of Guanajuato just boosted its tax revenues this Tuesday, when the 100th Volkswagen factory worldwide was opened in the city of Silao. The new unit will build up to 330,000 TSI engines annually to supply Volkswagen's North American vehicle plants in Puebla, Mexico and Chattanooga in the US. » 1/17/13 10:30am 1/17/13 10:30am

Top Ten Videos Of German Uber-Precise Car Manufacturing

Though we sarcastically joke about the self-proclaimed precision of German car makers, it turns out they actually have some pretty impressive facilities. The guys at Oobject took a closer look at the big, shiny factories of ze Germans, and came up with a top ten list of the most impressive videos of Deutschland's most… » 7/10/08 1:40pm 7/10/08 1:40pm

Call 911! Explosion In Porsche Factory Stops Production

An explosion took place in Porsche's main factory in Zuffenhausen early this morning, temporarily stopping production of the 911. It's believed that gas leaked from a PVC oven in the paint room, causing the explosion. Two workers suffered minor injuries, there's no word yet on the extent of damage to the vehicles.… » 2/25/08 8:15am 2/25/08 8:15am

High in Mississippi: Toyota Highlander, New Crossover to Be Built Near …

According to Automotive News, Toyota is building a $1 billion plant in the wilds of Memphis, Tennessee. At least, they're expected to, which means someone spilled the beans ahead of a local press conference to be held this morning in Blue Springs, Miss — a tiny town outside of big Memph Toupe. That's where the… » 2/27/07 10:08am 2/27/07 10:08am

The Supercars Have Left the Building: Inside the Ferrari Factory

We've been wanting to tour the inside of Ferrari's Maranello factory ever since Big Bird taught us the word for the color red. Sadly, we're not quite in the same league as Canadian Driver, which posted a profile of the prancing horse's birthing rooms. As an added bonus, they've included at least one shot of new 599 GTB … » 5/08/06 3:53pm 5/08/06 3:53pm