How Rolls-Royce Builds Its Cars: Factory Visit

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Rolls-Royce’s cars are all about keeping that otherworldly luxurious experience simple, but when it comes to producing these vehicles, things become a bit more complicated. It would probably take a few days to sit here and talk about how these Brits brings their cars to life, but we’ve got a better idea. We’re inviting you to watch a two-part tour of the automaker’s Goodwood factory.
The experience starts in the pain shop and while humans do all the major bits and pieces, robots come to complete their work. Next up we are taken to see the work stations for the new Starlight headliner, which features no less than 1,340 LEDs.

The headliner requires up to ten hours of work and they’ve been rethinking their ways in order to cope with the growing demand. Notice the special patters the LEDs use? It seems that these follow the image of the constellation sitting over Goodwood when the first car rolled off the line here a decade ago.

As for the leather around the cabin, these have a pretty special story too. You see, while a Wraith requires eight hides, a Phantom needs eleven of them. RR specialist may handle the stitches, but the hides are cut out using laser measuring and precision automated machines.

At a certain point of the Goodwood tour, we see a vehicle being pulled “by hand” in order for the doors to be fitted to the body. To see what the aforementioned quotes exactly mean, as well as other pieces of Rolls-Royce insights, check out the two clips below.

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