Kirkham Motorsports usually needs about 30 hours of computer-controlled machining to turn a 383-lb. aluminum billet into a 64-lb. engine block for its self-designed 427. Luckily for manufacturing geeks, they've shortened the process to seven minutes for this video.
Often talking of horsepower and 0-to-60 times, we forget the machines like the five-axis CNC mill machine that make it all possible. Watching one mill a concept car from scratch should help us pay homage.
Hey look, it's another European hot hatch we can't get. Nope, not even after Alfa returns to our shores sometime next year. The CNC in C'N'C stands for CoSTUME NATIONAL, a collaboration between Alfa and stylist Ennio Capasa. Limited to 1,000 editions and inspired by "World Music," the special edition 147 gets 17"…