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Sports cars are some of the most sleek and sophisticated vehicles in existence today. From concept to production, each make and model is quite unique in terms of the style that is displayed. So, how are these sports cars made and why does the overall process allow them to be so very special?

Conceptualisation

Before the more well-known manufacturing processes will begin, the actual design of the car must first be cemented into place. This starts with rough drawings before moving on to clay moulds. Once all designers agree upon the main features, computerised systems such as CAD are employed to give the future sports car a real “shape” within the virtual world. This is markedly different than in the past, as traditional methods would have cost a great deal more time, effort and money.

Physical Manufacturing

After the concept is approved, physical production will begin. Of course, there are numerous different steps involved. Some of the main features include the construction of the chassis, the inclusion of the correct type of engine, assembling the undercarriage and exhaust systems and finally giving the vehicle the visual “edge” through use of body panels, glass and paint.We should also realise that human manipulation has been taken out of many of these processes. In other words, production automation technologies will now help to produce sports cars faster and more accurate than ever before. This is not to say that the human element has been removed entirely; there are several floor and quality control managers which are always present to make certain that the vehicle is being manufactured to stringent standards. Also, there are times when manually using a car mover is one of the only ways to get the finished (or unfinished) vehicle to a specific portion of the factory. These very same devices are frequently employed to display new sports cars to critics and audiences upon their public release.Of course, these are only some of the most basic principles behind the production of modern sports cars. Many methods are actually trade secrets, and for good reason. As the automobile industry becomes increasingly more competitive, it only makes sense that discrete manufacturing steps are kept behind closed doors!