Ferrari details 458 Italia hand-built engine assembly (+video)

The meaning of ‘hand built’ may seem obvious but what does the process really involve? Ferrari has decided to show the world how it builds an engine by hand with a video detailing the process of assembly for the 458 Italia’s 4.5-litre V8 engine.

The 458 Italia motor is produced at home in the company’s Maranello, Italy factory and the thorough nature of the staff is amazing. Wearing surgical gloves it is an exact process for the hands and also the high-tech machinery involved.

The 458 Italia engine produces 419kW of power and 540Nm of torque, it comes mated to a dual-clutch, seven-speed gearbox.

The video is in Italian with English subtitles, it’s an interesting watch, check it out below.

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