DEPLOY THE MEN IN GREY
Open and shut, open and shut, a man in a grey lab coat repeatedly tests the action of the 508’s door. This is the quality measurement bunker, where the scrutiny is as forensic as at a crime scene.
Xavier examines the door’s appearance and scratch resistance, the consistency of panel gaps, the trim, even the noise it makes. He carries wooden gauges to assess panel gaps, and a transparent grid to lay over defects to measure their size. Imperfections are logged in a database, before he moves onto other areas. Checking an entire car takes up to three days: Xavier clearly has the patience of a saint.