Chevy’s Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant in Kentucky resumes its one-of-a-kind “Engine Build Experience” this month for Z06 customers.
The in-plant adventure allows Corvette enthusiasts to be personally involved in assembling their own 650-hp supercharged LT4 engine for their new ‘Vette.
Participants will work for a full day alongside a skilled engine assembly technician inside the plant’s Performance Build Center.
The Engine Build Experience can be selected with order code PBC and is offered on all Z06 trim levels. After the order is submitted, personnel from the National Corvette Museum will handle concierge services for the customer, following up on the scheduled build date and handling logistics on the day of the build.
The $5,000 package (travel and lodging extra) also includes professional photos of the experience and a personalized engine plaque with the owner’s name and the date of the build.
It’s really a dream program for any Corvette customer, says Harlan Charles, Corvette product manager. Those who take part in the engine build won’t be leaving the plant with their finished Z06. “It’s important for customers to understand their engine won’t be installed the day after they built it,” he adds. “It will flow into the scheduling process for vehicle assembly, which depends on a number of logistical variables.”
Corvette buyers also can take delivery of their vehicles at the National Corvette Museum or watch their vehicles being built at the Corvette assembly plant.
Customers also can watch their Corvette being assembled through a special tour organized by the National Corvette Museum. They can also opt for Museum Delivery (order code R8C), which personalizes the buying experience with delivery at the National Corvette Museum, located near the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.
The assembly line tour and museum delivery are available for Corvette Stingray and Z06 customers.