Build Your Own Corvette Engine
Build your own engine, watch your car be built and take delivery at the museum.
July 12, 2010
By: Nick Saporito
Customers ordering a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 or ZR1 now have a new option for interacting with their car before it is actually built. With the addition of a $5,800 option, customers can go to GM's Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan to help hand-build the engine for their new 'Vette.
Once a customer places an order with the Engine Build Experience option a concierge contacts the customer to coordinate the effort. Customers are responsible for travel arrangements, however the concierge assists with timing the entire experience.
While at the Performance Build Center, future Corvette owners will actually be helping assemble their car's engine-- not just watching. Trained engine assemblers will guide them the entire time and at the end of the assembly process a special nameplate with the owner's name will be mounted to the engine.
The Engine Build Experience option does not alter GM's warranties.
Corvette customers can now participate in the assembly of their car's engine, watch their car being produced at the Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant and attend special driving schools in Nevada or Arizona. GM claims the Corvette is the most interactive buying experience of any "super-car."