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esvcg

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689 posts

100 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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Watched this last night and thought it was very good; for the car, the factory, the workers and the processes involved.

Posting because I think any petrol head would love watching this program if they haven't already seen it.

Probably on iplayer, or your tellys on demand service.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017t722


Vladimir

6,917 posts

73 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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I liked it too - pretty down to Earth, very interesting, made me want one!

StottyZr

6,477 posts

78 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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Thanks for this. I love programs like this, I'll try watch it tonight. I find Megafactories is very good (especially the one on the LP670-SV)

R300will

3,798 posts

66 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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Really interesting to watch. Also glad to see females getting stuck into mechanics, you don't see it often enough. My OH has no concept of what is under the bonnet apart from where the washer bottle is. Something as simple as a puncture she's stuck.

RobCrezz

7,890 posts

123 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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Yeah it was a good program, few things wrong with the narration though, but thats fine if your not really picky.
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SWoll

6,565 posts

173 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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Loved the stuff about the colour of the rubber wheels on the castors for the transport frames being the slightly the wrong colour when delivered.

Attention to detail and all that, but perhaps a little too clinical/anal?

Still having trouble finding the car an "object of desire" though. Just seems to be missing a certain something...

Podie

43,957 posts

190 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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esvcg said:
Watched this last night and thought it was very good; for the car, the factory, the workers and the processes involved.
I thought it was a bit "Fisher Price" actually. None of the testing stuff varies for any mainstream production vehicle, so the only specific McLaren bits were really the factory and the bespoke car assembly.

grim_d

760 posts

105 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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RobCrezz said:
Yeah it was a good program, few things wrong with the narration though, but thats fine if your not really picky.
Using elephants as a unit of measurement stuck out for me. hehe

Mikeyplum

1,292 posts

84 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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SWoll said:
Still having trouble finding the car an "object of desire" though. Just seems to be missing a certain something...
I agree.

Ron Dennis said in the film that the objective was to have a decluttered environment to declutter the brain. Then, fill the end result with colour etc and that pops out from the clinical environment.

However, IMO, the car is just as clinical as the environment it was built in. Doesn't give me that urge to want one.

RobCrezz

7,890 posts

123 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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grim_d said:
Using elephants as a unit of measurement stuck out for me. hehe
hehe

This engine is a V8, which is two 4 stroke engines.... eh!

R300will

3,798 posts

66 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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RobCrezz said:
grim_d said:
Using elephants as a unit of measurement stuck out for me. hehe
hehe

This engine is a V8, which is two 4 stroke engines.... eh!
yeah that bit confused me too

Zwolf

25,040 posts

121 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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SWoll said:
Attention to detail and all that, but perhaps a little too clinical/anal?
That's all part of the "brand" you're buying into as envisaged by Ron OCDennis as I understand it. He's more than a little obsessive about the minutiae as much as the big things by every account I've ever read of him.


Matt172

12,288 posts

159 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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there is a thread already running here

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...
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