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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: or call (800) 205-4248 / (270) 777-4505. Lori Bieschke is also available to assist. She can be reached at or call (800) 205-4248 / (270) 467-8851.
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.