Engine-Building Experience for Corvette Z06’s LT6 V8 Coming Soon
The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is an enthusiast’s car, and the experience of building the engine that goes into their car will soon be a very special experience available to many Z06 buyers.
Through the company’s Engine Build Experience program, managed by the Performance Build Center located at the Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Chevy will soon allow buyers of the latest C8-generation Z06 to build the LT6 V- 8 in their cars.
The information was confirmed to Driving authority by Chevy spokesman Trevor Thompkins, but without further details.
Chevrolet Corvette Engine Building Experience
News of the Z06’s engine-building experience was first reported earlier in September by Corvette Blogger, citing comments from Kai Spande, Chevy’s Corvette Assembly Plant Manager, at an event celebrating the National Corvette Museum’s 28th anniversary. He said the program will start in the second quarter of 2023 and will be slightly different from previous programs, in that the participant will stay at a single station and be brought in all the engine parts, instead of moving to multiple stations in line. . with other manufacturers. Once completed, the engine will be dyno tested and then installed at a later date, which will align with the participant’s planned Z06 assembly.
The experience previously cost $5,000 for a package that included a full day with a Performance Build Center engine assembly technician who instructs and oversees the build, a personalized engine plate identifying the owner as the builder, and professional photos of the engine. the day. The price should be higher for the C8 Z06 program.
The Z06 is powered by a unique 5.5-litre V8 featuring a flat-plane crank design, dual overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication and rated at 670 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, the highest output of any naturally aspirated production V-8. The engine is mated to the same 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission found in the Corvette Stingray, but with a shorter 5.56 final drive ratio for improved acceleration. Performance claims include 0-60mph acceleration in 2.6 seconds, quarter mile ET in 10.6 seconds at 130mph and a top speed of 195mph.