Watch a Porsche 918 Spyder being built by hand

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  • Fri, 02 Jan 2015 20:02:00 EST

No music track, no dialogue, no voiceover, just a group of women and men in a very clean room in Zuffenhausen assembling the Porsche 918 Spyder. It’s the antidote to the adrenaline that the open-topped hybrid coupe encourages in most enthusiast bloodstreams, but this nearly-11-minute video is the most captivating B-roll we’ve seen in a while.

From hand-sewn leather to hand-wrapped trim, monococques being wheeled about, the copious use of shims and the rear brace being fitted over the engine, plus the Christmas-like joy of opening a box of body panels, it’s all in there. You can’t buy a new one anymore, but you can see how they’re built for those who did buy them in the video above.

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