Ultimate Factories - Dodge Viper

Next to Top Gear, National Geographic’s Ultimate Factories series is arguably one of our favorite shows on TV right now. Granted, it doesn’t show up on TV as often as we’d like, but when it does, we make sure that we have our bag of chips ready.

On Thursday, the next episode of Ultimate Factories hits National Geographic, this time featuring one of the most iconic American sports cars in history, the Dodge Viper.

As the only hand-built production car to ever come out of Detroit, the Dodge Viper holds esteem as a true American original. Behind the scenes at the Viper factory, the crew from National Geographic was able to take a close look at how the sports car is built with each model taking shape in a span of two-and-a-half days. The entire car is built with human hands, which makes it all the more special for customers who own a piece of it.

The episode hits televisions this Thursday, but in the meantime, feel free to enjoy these teaser videos that Nat Geo was kind enough to share with us.

Part two of Nat Geo’s Viper teaser can be found after the jump

Source: National Geographic

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  (337) posted on 06.17.2011

Well, The good thing about this video is that, its not just introduce the car but knowing those creative and hardworking person behind its production.

  (276) posted on 06.17.2011

hmm. The production of the Dodge Viper has been killed last year.. I wonder what’s the point of this video..a sort of reminiscing? Well, I have to say that I really love to watch on how cars are being built!

  (111) posted on 02.18.2011

That engine is insanely big! Couldn’t they find a way to it smaller?

  (151) posted on 02.18.2011

This is amazing! Very nice done. It is good to have from time to time a peak inside the factories to be able to understand how they work smiley However soon there will be no more engines of this kind, so they will show us battery technologies smiley

  (559) posted on 02.17.2011

That 900 vehicles a day number includes 300’s and Chargers I assume. Otherwise the factory would be closed 9 months a year.

  (798) posted on 02.17.2011

Snore. I mean that show did the Corvette, Rolls-Royce and Ferrari factories. Awesome all, especially RR (tho I’m not a fan of the cars themselves). So what’s next, the Honda Fit factory? Cottenelle distribution warehouse?

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