The new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider has its engines made in Italy, then shipped all the way to Japan for final assembly. That’s a long and complicated production process, but surely it’s not the worst.

FCA also casts the blocks for the engines in the Alfa Romeo Giulia here in North America, then ships them over to Italy for assembly.

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Cadillac famously had the bodies for the Allanté flown from Italy back to Detroit on a 747, as reader Buzz Killington pointed out.

The first BMW was also wildly complicated, as reader SheriffTruman explained:

The original new MINI had engines built in Brazil, transmissions from Germany and the car was assembled in Oxford and they figured it out.

What’s the weirdest production process you’ve ever heard of?

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