A tour of Volkswagen's new transparent factory  FEB 03 2004

A tour of Volkswagen's new transparent factory.

There are 11 reader comments

Cheapbastard46 03 2004 1:46PM

Wow. That's Fahrvergnuegen!

It has an Ikeaish feel though..

dan08 03 2004 3:08PM

For all its transparency, I kinda expected it to be a little more Om.

Alex Reynolds49 03 2004 6:49PM

Where's do they build the robot chauffeur to drive me around in this thing?

gogol1314 03 2004 7:14PM

here's an article on the nu-factory mvoment in e.germany :D

http://www.iht.com/articles/120162.html

phaeton!

Peter Davidson29 03 200410:29PM

I hope American Carmakers take note. The Saturn Homecoming events long ago taught carmakers about the magic of plant tours. This is the next level.

Karl07 03 200411:07PM

I wonder how much of the $94,600 for its 2004 Phaeton W12 ultra luxury sedan covers the cost of the factory. I mean, it's a Volkswagen! $94K? (though I have to admit, it is a sweet car)

Dan Shust20 04 200411:20AM

Unfortunately...the Phaeton's aren't selling well. Especially stateside.

ernie46 04 200411:46AM

That is neat that those cars are custom made to order inside big glass containers, It's like a Dippin' Dots machine, but with cars!

The next step has to be allowing the customer to pick up one of those fancy inductively recharged screwdrivers to install their own accessories.

shaun31 05 2004 4:31AM

I hope the restroom walls aren't transparent too.

soulonice39 05 2004 2:39PM

That 2nd photo is reminiscent of the interior of the downtown Marriot in South Bend, IN.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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