Supercar Superbuild, Season 2HDClosed Captioning
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In the ultra-competitive automotive environment, they out-race and outperform the pack. These are the world’s most powerful, stylish, and desirable supercars. Buckle up as we lift the hoods and gun the engines on the latest exotic vehicles from Porsche, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, and more. From the boardrooms to the factories to the showrooms, Supercar Superbuild reveals the high-stakes gambles, engineering challenges, and years of sacrifice designers and craftspeople face to bring these ultimate fantasy cars to life.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMercedes AMG GT||The oldest automotive company in the world is about to put out its newest speedster with one goal in mind: to unseat the definitive sports car, the Porsche 911. Enter the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant, a massive facility roughly the size of Vatican City, where a uniquely dedicated team of craftspeople are designing and building a lighter, faster, and smaller Mercedes from the ground up: the AMG GT. It’s a five-year journey, from one man’s idea to a 500-horsepower supercar, and we’re there to capture all the high-speed drama.||46:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAlfa Romeo 4C||For over 110 years, Alfa Romeo has fought to stay alive and stay relevant. Its latest offering is the 4C, perhaps the most affordable mid-engine, carbon fiber-tubbed supercar ever made. It goes from 0-60 mph in just four seconds, weighs hundreds of pounds less than other sports cars, and costs about a third of the price of a Ferrari. A lot is riding on the success of this $56,000 roadster. If it pays off, the passion for Alfa Romeo will reignite. If it fails, one of the most storied car companies may crash and burn for good.||46:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoChevy Camaro||It’s a uniquely American sports car that’s been resurrected by a company that, like the Motor City itself, never gave up. Crushed by a global financial meltdown of epic proportions, GM fought through bankruptcy and can now build the machine it has always wanted to. Take a ride in the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, a high-performance roadster that’s fast, lightweight, and affordable. Then meet some of the members of the Chevy family who are as resilient as the supercar they build.||46:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJaguar||It charges off the line from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, with a supercharged V8 motor that cranks out 575 horsepower. It’s the Jaguar F-Type SVR, the spiritual successor to one of the most famous sports cars ever built. Witness the creation of the British motoring company’s first sports car since its industry-changing E-Type roared to life in 1961. Then enter Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations, where hot rod engineers challenge the laws of physics to create a supercar that can reach a top speed of 200 mph.||46:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRolls Royce||Rolls Royce is one of the most prestigious brands in the automotive industry, having survived two world wars, government nationalization, and bankruptcy. Today, it’s facing a new challenge: an aging demographic. The British icon’s solution is to hook the next generation of the ultra-rich with its first sports car, the Wraith, made with old-world know-how and state-of-the-art technology. Witness the single-minded, obsessive approach that goes into handcrafting this supercar, each one requiring 1,500 craftspeople working for over 450 hours.||46:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPorsche 911||The Porsche 911 exploded on the scene at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show and forever changed the perception of sports cars. Now, over half a century later, the iconic roadster is undergoing some changes of its own. Enter the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany, where dedicated engineers and highly-trained craftspeople are adding turbo chargers to the full Porsche 911 line-up for the first time ever. The result features the look, the luxury, and the racetrack performance of past 911s, but will its fan base of Porsche purists accept it?||46:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAudi R8||Two decades ago, Audi was an outsider in the sports car world. Now, over a dozen Le Mans wins later, the brand is taking what they’ve learned from racing and applying it to the street. Enter the Audi factory in Neckarsulm, Germany, where highly trained craftspeople are building the second generation R8 V10 Plus, the fastest production machine to ever wear the four rings. See how this $180,000+ speedster’s radical style, game-changing reliability, and heady performance helped transform not only the supercar class, but Audi itself.||46:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMini||In 1961, Formula One racer John Cooper yanked out the engine of a MINI and redesigned it into a race car for the everyman, the MINI Cooper. Decades later, this “turbo-charged go-kart” has become a global phenomenon that is sold in over 110 countries. And it’s no wonder - few machines offer as much performance in such a small package and at such a reasonable price. Explore the history of this compact supercar, visit the factories and craftspeople that build it, and go for a ride in the fastest MINI yet, the John Cooper Works edition.||46:11||$2.99||View in iTunes|