Exclusive Corvette Engine Build Experience Returns
Program renewed for supercharged LT4 engine at new Bowling Green build center
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – 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.
“Chevrolet recognizes the passion customers have for Corvette and the Engine Build Experience offers them a truly unique opportunity for hands-on involvement in the creation of the heart of their new car,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette marketing manager. “It’s a chance to bond with their new car and no other supercar manufacturer offers such a personalized experience.”
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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