Chevrolet resumes Engine Build Experience for Corvette Z06 customers

Article by Andrew Christian, on January 8, 2015

Once again, Corvette Z06 customers will be able to assemble the supercharged LT4 V8 engine for their cars at the new Performance Build Center located inside the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.

Priced at $5,000, the package includes a full day with a Performance Build Center engine assembly technician who oversees and instructs the build, as well as a personalized engine plaque identifying the owner/builder and the date of the engine build, but also a professional photography of the experience.

Once the package is ordered, personnel from the National Corvette Museum will handle concierge services for the customer, as well as the scheduled built date and handling logistics on the day of the build. Still, the bad news is that the customer will pay the travel costs to Bowling Green and lodging.

For those who don’t know, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe is priced from $78,996, while the Z06 Convertible model costs $83,995. Customers who want the Carbon Fiber Ground Effects package will have to pay $2,995 and will get a functional carbon front splitter, rocker panels and a larger rear spoiler.

Moreover, the Z07 Performance Package will be priced at $7,995 and adds carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors, adjustable front and rear aerodynamic components and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.

Each vehicle is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 650 hp (485 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque.

Press Release

Exclusive Corvette Engine Build Experience Returns

Chevrolet announced today it is resuming the exclusive Engine Build Experience for Corvette Z06 customers – the only one of its kind for supercar customers.

Starting in March 2015, the unique program allows customers to assemble the 650-hp supercharged LT4 engine that will power their new Corvette Z06. They’ll build the engines at the new Performance Build Center within the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.

The Engine Build Experience is selected with order code PBC and is offered on all Z06 trim levels. The $5,000 package includes a full day with a Performance Build Center engine assembly technician who instructs and oversees the build, a personalized engine plaque identifying the owner/builder and professional photography of the experience.

After the ordered 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 customer is responsible for costs involving travel to Bowling Green and lodging.

Upon completion, the engine moves to the vehicle assembly area of the plant, where it will be installed at a future date, aligned with the scheduled assembly of the customer’s Z06.

“It’s important for customers to understand their engine won’t be installed the day after they built it,” said Charles. “It will flow into the scheduling process for vehicle assembly, which depends on a number of logistical variables.”

Customers can catch their Corvette being assembled through a special tour organized by the National Corvette Museum (www.corvettemuseum.org). They can also opt for Museum Delivery (order code R8C), which personalizes the buying experience with a unique delivery program at the National Corvette Museum, located across the road from the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.

The assembly line tour and Museum Delivery are available for Corvette Stingray and Z06 customers.

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