For the first time on television, Aston Martin’s most advanced production car, the One-77 will be showcased on National Geographic’s popular Megafactories series.
The hour long programme takes us on a three year journey from the car’s conception in October 2007 to the October 2010 when the first production One-77 rolled out of the factory built by Aston Martin exclusively for the One-77.
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In never seen-before footage of the exclusive facility where up to 77 examples of the One-77 will be hand-crafted, Megafactories details the highly skilled manufacturing process fusing modern technology with traditional hand-craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail culminating in over 2,700 man-hours to complete the ultimate Aston Martin by a dedicated team of 27 technicians.
The One-77 facility is located in its own specially created standalone building within the company’s global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Inside the facility the distinctive production space is laboratory-like in its design and detail, an open plan 1,000 sqm serene space with its white walls, floor and ceiling containing four build positions and a host of specialist equipment and tools. The facility is a marked departure from a conventional automotive production space, with each car remaining static throughout the build, rather than progressing from station to station.
This episode of Megafactories premiers in the UK on Sunday 4 September, 2011 at 9.00pm on National Geographic, Sky Channels (526, 543-HD) and Virgin Media (230, 232-HD). The show will be broadcast in 64 countries worldwide.
India is not one of them. When the rest of the world is drooling on the One-77, you can watch Megafactories: Jack Daniels at 8.00pm on desi National Geographic Channel. Not exactly a bad deal, if you can stomach the fact that the Jack Daniels episode was premiered sometime during March 2011.
Find the trailer here