In 2014, Volkswagen (VLKAY) and Daimler (DAIGn.DE) announced they were merging.
In 2015, Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) also announced its intention to buy the German automaker, a move that would mark the beginning of the end for the world-beating VW brand.
The merger was finalized last month, and a deal is currently under negotiation.
To get a better idea of the future, I took a tour of the company’s headquarters, where they’ve been working on making the most-common tires for nearly two decades.
I was given the keys to an Audi R8 and took a ride on a hot-air balloon that flew to the top of a mountain.
When the air balloon touched down, a small team of engineers and mechanics was already preparing to turn it into a racing car.
The factory is located in the town of Schweden in Bavaria, a sprawling industrial area with a population of 2 million people.
Inside, a giant factory in the shape of a ballroom, and I got to see the engine, the brakes, the suspension, the tires, the wiring, and the control panel.
The cars are all in the form of tiny rectangular boxes, with all the parts and software built into them.
They look like mini cars, but they’re not.
They’re the same exact parts, but assembled in a much smaller space.
I asked about how this massive factory works, and they showed me what a production line looks like inside.
The company’s assembly line consists of about 5,000 workers, including about 30 engineers.
Inside the factory, a man named Stephan Hirsch, the head of Volkswagen’s motorsports division, is explaining the process.
We have a lot of different parts in different locations.
For example, the front axle, the engine block, the radiator, the wheels, and so on.
The engine block is a lot bigger than the rest of the car.
There’s an assembly line where you can do different things with the engine.
You can also build a different part for the wheels.
We use different types of motors, different types, for different purposes.
We do this because they make the engine so powerful.
The way we make it is very different from anything else.
We are a racing brand, after all.
To understand what makes a racing-car tire so powerful, you have to know what makes the car so powerful — its performance.
If you look at the number of horsepower, it’s almost zero.
So, how does a race car have that?
It’s because you have a great balance between weight and mass.
You want the tires to be light and not heavy.
If there’s a lot more weight in the car, you need to put a lot less weight on them.
The problem with this balance is that if you add more weight, the friction is increased.
And the more weight you put on the tires and the more friction there is, the more they will slip.
When you put a car in this situation, the amount of pressure on the rear tires is usually more than the amount on the front ones.
The car can’t roll over and the tires just won’t roll.
You need to be able to put the brakes on the car and the car can move forward.
This means that you need a lot harder braking.
If the car doesn’t have the right combination of tires, then it won’t go.
We also have this engine, which is called the engine of tomorrow.
You put this engine in, and you have this torque converter.
The torque converter is this massive cylinder, that’s about 200 millimeters long.
It has a huge hole in it, and there’s this little valve in the middle of it.
In this engine there’s two parts, one that drives the exhaust and one that’s used to transfer the power from the engine to the wheels that’s driven by the tires.
In a racing vehicle, the exhaust is connected to the engine by this tiny pipe that’s connected to a very big pipe.
The valve is a big cylinder that’s going to run through a very large cylinder.
And at the end of this cylinder is the intake.
This is the big, heavy part of the engine that goes through the small pipe that goes to the brakes.
The big pipe goes through a big block of steel, and this block is like a big piece of steel.
The pipe that runs to the front of the brakes goes into a very small piece of metal, and then it’s the big piece that goes out through the engine’s valve.
So we have the big and heavy engine.
The power comes from the big engine and the big pipes that connect the big block with the big pipe that connects the big cylinder to the big plate that goes down to the small plate.
And then it goes through these two pieces of steel and it’s a very long piece of aluminum.
We call this the aluminum part.
It’s the same size