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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: How It's Made

July 8, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

So I caught the Science Channel's How It's Made program a few nights ago. The program is currently showing a series called Dream Cars and features the Porsche 911 assembly plant in Stuttgart, Germany.

It made me laugh.

The voice-over narration interchangeably uses the words "V6" and "flat six" to describe the 911's engine. Here, for example, we see how "a worker fixes the gearbox to the 3.4-liter V6 engine block."

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And below, in a shot clearly showing assembly of the coolant lines, we see "workers attach and align the exhaust system."

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Why do all car shows have to be made by people with no interest in or knowledge of cars?

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor


  • Because you aren't making them! :)

  • jederino jederino Posts:

    There are more qualified filmakers than there are jobs. Since these people need to pay bills before they can direct a feature film, they jump all over these documentaries.

  • And the guy kept saying "Porsh", over and over and over again. I sucked it up, and watched the whole thing, but I almost lost my mind in the process.

  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    I've noticed that a lot of people use "V6" as an abbreviation for six-cylinder engine, not realizing the "V" refers to a particular physical layout of those six cylinders. I say this as someone who's owned three I6 cars. With some it's worth having a chat about engine layouts because they're genuinely open to learning; but for most it's not.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    "Why do all car shows have to be made by people with no interest in or knowledge of cars?" Not every car show, but there certainly are more Motorweeks than Top Gears.

  • The best part was when they kept saying "Porsh" instead of "Porsh-a."

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    I'm impressed that you caught on to the discrepancies. I probably would have been paying more attention to the video--good ear, J There are more car shows on now than ever before--the quality has just been watered down in the rush to get on air, I suppose.

  • Better be careful throwing those proverbial stones when living in glass houses...more than a few readers have caught Edmund's bloggers making some embarrassing gaffes of their own.

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