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Assemble the 650-hp supercharged LT4 engine for your Z06® or the 750-hp LT5 engine for your ZR1 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 and ZR1 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/ZR1 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

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/ZR1.

You can also opt for Museum Delivery (order code R8C), which personalizes the buying experience with delivery at the National Corvette Museum. This option is available for Corvette Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1 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.  Becky Beach is also available to assist. She can be reached at [email protected] or call (800) 205-4248 / (270) 467-8851.