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GM Restarts Engine Build Program for Corvette Z06 Customers

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/7/2015 Erick Ayapana

When prospective 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 customers spec out their dream car, they’ll see code “PBC” on the order sheet. And should they check that box, they’ll get bragging rights and a personal connection to their new Z06 that should leave other owners green with envy.

Those who choose the PBC option (PBC stands for Performance Build Center) will have the opportunity to assemble the engine that goes into their 2015 Z06 -- the 650-hp 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V-8. With a $5000 price tag, the Engine Build Experience isn’t cheap, but it should definitely be special and memorable.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 The program starts this March and takes place at General Motors’ new Performance Build Center located within the Corvette’s assembly facility in Bowling Green, Ky. Once there, the customer is paired with an engine assembly technician who will provide guidance and instruction. Also included in the package is a custom engine plaque (with the owner’s name) and professional photography.

Once the engine is built, it moves on to the assembly line and into the build queue. Customers must cover travel and lodging on their own. If the Engine Build Experience is a bit too extreme, then all Corvette Stingray customers can opt for a delivery experience at the National Corvette Museum.

In addition to the LT4, the Performance Build Center also allows customers to build the LS7 V-8 that powers the Camaro Z/28. The Performance Build Center was added to Bowling Green as part of the facility’s renovations in 2012-2013 in preparation for the C7 Corvette Stingray. The center was previously located in Wixom, Mich.

Source: GM

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 First Examples Off The Assembly Line© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 First Examples Off The Assembly Line

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