The Bugatti Veyron is arguably the most advanced supercar of all time. However, its interior is still handcrafted using old-world techniques. Check out this episode of “How It’s Made: Dream Cars” for a behind-the-scenes look at the super luxury automaker’s upholstery shop in Mulsanne, France, and see how its trimmers wrap the Veyron’s door panels.
Starting with the finest quality leather, sourced from the mountains of Austria where cows graze free of mosquitoes and barbed wire, a trimmer lays out her patterns and traces them to be cut by hand. From there, each piece of leather is split in half and then skived around the edges to further reduce its thickness. The leather is then sewn on a machine that seams two pieces together while simultaneously trimming off the seam allowance. Afterwards, the newly cut and sewn parts are handed off to another trimmer who attaches the leather to its substructure using a polyurethane-based adhesive that must be thermally activated by a heat gun to adhere.
The whole process is quite fascinating and the finished product is absolutely stellar. Watch the video below: