Take a moment to realize how far we’ve come from the original iteration of the assembly line, birthed in the hey-day of the industrial revolution. Keeping history in mind, it’s jaw-dropping to watch the modern assembly process of any vehicle, but today, How It’s Made: Dream Cars has highlighted one of the most iconic cars ever to grace the U.S. market.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is the latest vehicle to be featured, except the 2016 Camaro is a bit more affordable than the metal normally shown on the show. Nonetheless, you’d like General Motors was building a multi-million dollar sports car when taking in the technology and precision used to build the sixth-generation Camaro.
The episode highlights the Grand River Lansing assembly, the Camaro’s new home, and the Romulus Powertrain facility where the 3.6-liter LGX V6 build process is shown in great detail. If you’re looking for something to prove the quality of GM vehicles in the modern era, this would be the video to show a closed-minded friend. The precautionary and quality steps are absolutely marvelous.
Finally, we’re taken back to the Grand River Lansing facility for final assembly, which includes an automatic guiding vehicle to transport the powertrain assembly with laser-guided precision to sync up perfectly with the “skillet” carrier holding the assembled body of the 2016 Camaro. The vehicle then comes to life after being filled with fluids, and is driven across a gnarly rubble strip to ensure quality throughout the build process.
We could fill this space endlessly with details about the process, but we think it’s best you check out the episode in its entirety for yourself. Long live the Camaro and the facilities to build it.