General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant has likely given hundreds of plant tours, but it’s not every day an Emmy-award winning director schedules one.
J.J. Abrams, best known for the blockbuster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the hit TV series “Lost,” brought his son Henry to tour the Detroit-Hamtramck plant to see how raw materials eventually become GM cars.
“I’ve never seen anything like this. To see random materials at the beginning of the tour turn into a functioning vehicle that we were able to ride in is incredible,” Abrams said.
The two were also treated to a simulated ride in a 2017 Cadillac CT6 at the manufacturing facility—the plant exclusively builds passenger cars, including the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt. The ride simulator ensures quality before the car is shipped out to a dealership.
Perhaps Abrams will be in the market for a Cadillac sedan after the impressive experience.