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Supercar Superbuild

Supercar Superbuild

  • Premiered: 
    April 16, 2015
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  • Network: Quest TV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: automobile

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Plot Synopsis

SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD goes behind the inherent beauty, amazing mechanical prowess, and basic building process of Maserati, Lamborghini, Bentley and Aston Martin, four of the world's leading luxury automakers, as they attempt to produce what they hope is their next iconic car. These are the machines that stand at the zenith of childhood imagination and adult obsession. They are the vehicles that light fantasies, capture hearts, and make some wish they were wealthy enough to afford them. But to create them is an art all its own. In each of these stories lies a dedicated team of passionate automotive artisans that overcome tremendous obstacles as they dream big and think outside of the box in order to create the ultimate cars for enthusiasts around the world. Each hour-long episode of SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD takes an in-depth look at the origin, design, challenges, and performance of the vehicles. Among the experts heard from in SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD are "Car and Driver" editor Tony Quiroga and Jason Cammisa of "Road & Track," who provide industry context to what each of the manufacturers is looking to accomplish with the new models they're designing. Smithsonian Channel aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD returned for its second season on the Smithsonian Channel on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, with new episodes that focus on the Pagani, Mustang, Viper and Porsche. In the season opener, "Pagani," in a world rife with gigantic car companies battling each other for world domination, one man has set out on an individual quest to tame air itself. His dream? An ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive, ultra-aerodynamic sculptural form that has over 700 horsepower, four computer-controlled flaps just like an airplane, and a top speed north of 230 miles per hour. Only 40 versions of the machine will be built each year and every single one carries a not so subtle $1.5 million price tag. Rarefied air indeed.
Season 3 of SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD premiered on Smithsonian Channel on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT. Eight all-new hour-long episodes delve deep into the creation and design of some of the world's greatest automobile makers: Alfa Romeo, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Porsche, Audi and more. It probes what makes each machine's mechanical prowess stand out, and it checks under the hood to learn what contributes to the high performance and artistry of these engineering marvels. The Jaguar F-Type SVR charges from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just under four seconds and rages to a top speed of 200 mph. More than 97 yards of aluminum welds make up an Audi R8's frame. The sporty Rolls Royce Wraith, complete with exotic wood and sumptuous leather, is valued at upwards of $275,000. The season opener features the Mercedes AMG GT. he reputable AMG brand is known for building Autobahn burners, hot-rodding Mercedes Benz machines and handcrafting incredible engines. Now Mercedes' fastest division is stepping out on its own and building its second-ever machine from the ground up. Its goal is lofty - to unseat the definitive sportscar built by its crosstown rival, the Porsche 911. A Mercedes AMG GT does this in aces, complete with an impressive top speed of 192 mph. The series visits the Sindelfingen factory in Germany, the largest Mercedes-Benz facility in the world, which, at more than 110 acres, is roughly the size of Vatican City.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Cry Havoc Productions