Birthing Center for Corvette LS7 & LS9 Engines

Last Thursday's 2008 GM Performance Build Center Open House is now history, but what an excellent opportunity it was to see the amazing engines that power both the Z06 and the ZR1 in production!   Whether this annual event is officially keyed to the timing of the Woodward Dream Cruise I know not, but it does provide a great chance for those in town for the best car show in the world to see the craftsmanship of these fabulous engines.

Photography was not allowed in the assembly area, but that was no problem as Popular Hot Rodding Magazine previously provided the pictures of what we saw.  My own photos in this blog focus on the exterior and public areas.  Check the video of the build process for extra insight, and then view the photos past the break.

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[ Jewel in GM's Powertrain Crown ]

On display: the fabulous LS7.  505 horses for the Z06.

Each hand-built engine is produced following its Build Sheet:

Each engine receives a small plaque, showing off the name of its assembler:

This is a bird's eye view of an assembly line:

Beautiful Corvettes provide an enticing Welcome!

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