We tend to have two perceptions of car factories.
Either they’re filthy, clanking places where greasy blokes hit things with hammers, or they’re brilliant white cathedrals of autonomy, with robots silently flipping, welding and shuffling cars in various states of undress along a line.
Porsche’s factory in Zuffenhausen is neither. One thing you can count on there is pride. Pride in the quality of what’s being built and pride in working for an employer that clearly cares about detail. We make no apologies for this video being 39 minutes long. Or that it has precisely zero dialogue. In fact, you could say it’s just B-roll, but if you’re an enthusiast, watching Porsche’s 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series being built is pure, gratuitous car porn. So, set a bit of time aside, get yourself a drink, put on the headphones and zone out to the creation of this very special $590,700 Porsche.
If you want a bit more in the way of backstory before watching, the Exclusive Series takes the 3.8-litre twin turbo flat six of the Porsche 911 Turbo S and squeezes 446kW out of it – 19kW more than the standard Turbo S – with peak torque remaining at 750Nm between 2250-4000rpm. The 0-100km/h benchmark is demolished in 2.9 seconds and top speed is 330km/h. But enough of statistics. Some things you just can’t quantify. Like love, pride and the satisfaction of a job well done.