Here’s an inside look at Ferrari‘s factory in Maranello, Italy. Design Boom went in to the factory and got to check out the carmaker’s latest addition to the plant — the ‘new assembly line’ — which focuses mainly on the final stages of the car-building process. Ferrari’s shop is a perfect blend of technology and design, as it utilizes 21,000 sq. meters of space in the most efficient manner possible. Across the two floors is a test area, prototype development facility as well as offices and meeting rooms. The space was designed by Jean Nouvel himself and really turned out tremendously.
Next week, Ferrari will make one of the most anticipated debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show in recent years. However, the invite-only unveiling of the Ferrari 458 Italia took place earlier this week in Maranello. Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo and Michael Schumacher had the honors of giving the F430 replacement a warm welcome.
For anyone that’s forgotten, power comes from a mid-rear mounted 4.5L V8 producing 570-hp at 9,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 398 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm. Mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed F1 gearbox, 0 to 62 mph comes in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of over 202 mph.