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This link is a series of photo's showing Ferrari production. It is interesting as they manufacture as opposed to the MTC which is an assembly operation.......or 'screwdriver' operation.

http://www.evo.co.uk/front_website/gallery.php?id=304155

Remember Ferrari volume is, can't remember, 8,000 units?
 

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I like the green inside the factory, but the rest looks cluttered compared to MPC

I guess the Ferrari facilities have been built ad hoc over many years with requirements very different today from the beginning. But it does look cluttered by modern standards.

The MPC was designed as a flexible space with the possible exception of the paint plant so it can be adapted as the business develops.
 

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I guess the Ferrari facilities have been built ad hoc over many years with requirements very different today from the beginning. But it does look cluttered by modern standards.

The MPC was designed as a flexible space with the possible exception of the paint plant so it can be adapted as the business develops.
Hit the nail on the head there RIC – the Ferrari factory has evolved over many years.

If you ever get the chance to go to Maranello, take it.

Well worth the visit and the contrast between there and Working is just unbelievable.

Around the factory there are unmade roads, dirt, weeds and all in all, generally very grubby. The exterior of the museum looks like a building site!

But the whole area just lives and breathes Ferrari.

They have their own foundry and the engines are made from scratch.

From memory, the bodies are now made in Modena and transported to Maranello.

Everyone walks around the town, day or night, proudly in their Ferrari factory issue uniforms and in context, it just fits and you soak in the aura.

I’ll take my 12C any day and love MTC/MPC to bits, but the history and spirit of Maranello is unbeatable.
 

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I think that is really cool that they cast their motors, right there! This level of vertical integration (ingots to engines!) is rare.

That raises my opinion of them, not because it is necessarily better, but it does speak to the heritage and craftsmanship in a genuine way. So much today is pseudo, fake and superficial references to the past.
 

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I think it's ultra cool that ingots go in one end and cars go out the other. Speaks hugely to their commitment. And another reason that their shenanigans are so unnecessary.
 

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+1 on visiting the Ferrari factory - whether you love them or hate them, it's interesting to see how they build the cars. Personally I was impressed, I had somehow expected less engineering and automation than I saw.

I'm looking forward to visiting the McLaren factory in February for the same reason.
 
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