08 Nov How is a Sports Car Manufactured?
Sports cars are a fun driving experience for people of all ages. While sports cars are a great source of entertainment for many adults, it can be difficult to learn how to build a sportscar. Many people wonder, “How is the average sports car built?” The following guide answers this any many other automotive manufacturing questions drivers may have.
Modern sports cars are usually sketched out on sheets of paper as part of an early design process. These concept cars are then shown to several automotive industry executives. If an executive likes the design of a certain car, it is then shown to several focus groups. At this point, the design will usually be modeled in computer aided design (CAD) software.
After this, a vehicle is then designed by mechanical and electrical engineers. These employees design the interior, engine, electrical systems, transmission and other components of a vehicle using CAD software.
Once a vehicle has been fully modeled in CAD software, it’s time to run some simulations. Simulations are used to determine how a vehicle would perform in real-world situations. These simulations usually include a variety of virtual stress tests. These stress tests are computed to make sure that a vehicle will perform well under real-world conditions.
Once a vehicle has been tested in a variety of simulated conditions, it’s time to build a prototype. Since there isn’t a lot of automated equipment to build prototypes, the price of a prototype sports car can be very high.
After the prototype is built, it’s time to test it. Prototypes will be driven for millions of miles under real-world conditions. This includes city driving, highway driving and off-road driving. If the vehicle passes these tests and its crash safety tests, it’s time to head off to manufacturing.
Vehicles are usually manufactured by the thousands. By manufacturing a vehicle in large numbers, it’s often possible to reduce the cost of each vehicle by economies of scale.
Most modern vehicle manufacturing facilities are highly automated. A high degree of automation can be an effective way to ensure very high quality vehicles. Since a robot can operate with a higher degree of precision than a human being, there’s less of a chance of manufacturing mistakes when using robots.
On average, a vehicle is touched by less than 100 hands during the entire manufacturing process. The rest of the process is handled by automated manufacturing equipment.
Once a vehicle has been manufactured, it’s given a test drive by a certified employee. This test drive is designed to make sure that all elements of a vehicle are functioning correctly. After the test drive, the vehicle is shipped off to dealerships. Once at the dealership, the sports vehicle is ready for purchase.