Drone Video from Bentley Crewe Facility Shows How the Bentayga Speed Is Made

In the age of the Internet and television shows, car manufacturing processes (and a whole lot of other stuff) are no longer a secret. Countless documentaries have taken us behind the closed doors of factories, showing in detail how the things we own and love come to be. Yet every time a new video pops up, we still are mesmerized.
This is how the Bentley Bentayga Speed is made 26 photos
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Maybe it’s because nowadays people like to film stuff using drones. This tech’s ability to shoot from previously impossible angles gave birth over the years to incredible footage. And the clip showing in just two minutes how the Bentley Bentayga Speed is hand-built is no different.

Released this week by the British carmaker, the video gives us a never-before-seen perspective on the assembly process of a luxury car.

The drone swoops like a hawk in from high above the Crewe facility, enters the building through the front door and then all the magic happens: we are taken, on fast forward, into the woodshop, trim shop, engine build area, paint shop, on to main assembly line, and finally into the testing zone.

When releasing the video, Bentley also detailed a bit the many hours that go into making a Bentayga. It takes 10 hours to make the 14 bull hides for the interior suitable for use, 24 hours for the body to be painted, 13.4 hours to put together and test the engine, and 19 hours to put them all together.

In all, with all the other processes needed to turn separate parts into one functioning machine takes an army of people 127 hours.

Sure, the video is not entirely shot by a drone, but the frames that are look particularly impressive, especially when the operator has to duck, cover and turn to avoid all sorts of obstacles on the factory floor.

You can see the entire action in the section below.

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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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