Engine Build

**The Corvette Engine Build and Engine Build Experience will be temporarily unavailable for the 2018 model year.   Please subscribe to NCM eNews for future updates.**

Assemble the 650-hp supercharged LT4 engine for your Z06® at the new Performance Build Center inside the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The Engine Build Experience is selected with order code PBC and is offered on all Z06 trim levels.


  • A full day with a Performance Build Center engine assembly technician who instructs and oversees the build
  • A personalized engine plaque and poster identifying the customer who performed the engine build
  • Professional photography of the experience
  • Piston trophy commemorating the experience with customer name and date
  • Build Your Own Engine Polo and Z06 cap

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 customer is responsible for travel costs to Bowling Green and lodging.

On the day of the engine build, the customer arrives at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant front door at 5:45 AM CT.

5:45 AM – Greeted by National Corvette Museum Host
5:45 AM – 6:00 AM – Continental Breakfast
6:00 AM – Safety Presentation / Pre-Build Pictures
6:30 AM – Build Begins
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Lunch
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM – Complete Engine Build
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Cold Test Engine
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Completion Ceremony
3:00 PM – Departure (if circumstances allow, customers may tour the Bowling Green Assembly Plant)

Upon completion, the engine moves to the vehicle assembly area of the plant, where it will be installed with the scheduled assembly of the customer’s Z06. If you are interested in also watching your Corvette being built, RPO PD5 can be added on to the Engine Build so that the experience is compressed into a two or three day period and can be completed during one visit to Bowling Green.

The Engine Build Experience is the combination of two options for a total price tag of $7,500 (RPO PBC – $5,000 and RPO PD5 – $2,500) and includes the engine build, buyer’s tour, a photo album of your Corvette’s assembly and dinner with a senior manager from Bowling Green Assembly and a NCM representative. The option is available on sold orders only. Contact your favorite Chevrolet dealer to add this option on to your Corvette Z06 order.

You can also opt for Museum Delivery (order code R8C), which personalizes the buying experience with delivery at the National Corvette Museum. These options are available for Corvette Stingray and Z06 customers.

Engine Build Program Cost

For additional questions regarding the Engine Build program contact – Shane Webb at: [email protected] or call (800) 205-4248 / (270) 777-4505.  Lori Bieschke is also available to assist. She can be reached at [email protected] or call (800) 205-4248 / (270) 467-8851.

The Corvette Engine Build and Engine Build Experience will be temporarily unavailable for the 2018 model year. We do not have any additional details about when these programs will resume, but when more information is made available by GM it will be posted to our website and shared on social media.


Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you the Corvette Engine Build Experience is officially under way now.

Shane and his staff, Matt, Chris all were involved in the coordination and scheduling of the engine build Charles and I experienced yesterday. Nathan was assigned to photograph us as we did the build – I think he took over 600 photos so he was a busy man as well. 🙂 The continental breakfast and the lunch provided by Sophia from the Café were excellent.

My understanding is there are now 12 signed up for the build engine experience for the month of March. This is an indication to me that this program will only grow more as new and previous buyers will want to experience something different now that only Corvette offers. Being there at the plant makes this option much more attractive now. This is my second build and it was fantastic just as my first was. The LT4 is so much different than the LS7 I built first – incredible is the only way to say it I guess along with a big WOW, what an engine.

When we got to the engine facility there was a big sign welcoming me to the Build Engine Experience. When we finished we went back to the break room where Jeff presented me with the Piston/Rod trophy, a Build Engine Experience polo and the welcome sign from the engine facility. All were great and very much appreciated.

Bryan is the guy I believe Shane and his staff have been coordinating with on the engine build experience – great guy and the builder assigned to me, John was just fantastic. He really worked with us and explained all the steps in detail as we went through each station.

Again, just wanted to drop you a line and tell you the Build Engine Experience is now officially underway and I really think this will be a good option that will complement each buyer that really wants to be a part of the Corvette build process. I was very proud to be the first and wanted you to know Shane and his staff did an excellent job for us.

Have a Great Day my Friend.

Henry Younger