Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

SPRINT 6's 1966 LEMANS 2DR HT

2018 August
of the Month

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, full of great ideas for Pontiac performance, maintenance, or for peer-to-peer assistance from Professional and DIY mechanics. Also, compete in our Pontiac monthly competitions. Please register if you'd like to take part.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Ringo64

RSS Video: Tour the Chevy Corvette Stingray's Bowling Green plant with us

Recommended Posts

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Etc., Plants/Manufacturing, Videos, Chevrolet

vette-plant.png

Almost immediately after the final C6 Corvette rolled off the line in Bowling Green, Kentucky, demolition began on the factory floor. Since then, for both the safety of the public and secrecy about the Corvette Stingray, Chevrolet has placed public tours of the plant on hold.

Now, more than a year later, 17 Stingrays roll out the door every hour and Corvette fans are again invited to visit what plant officials call a "magical" place. Beginning October 14, $7 will get you access to this facility that just underwent a $131 million renovation. We visited the plant recently and can say it's well worth the price of admission. Only three tours are given each weekday, and reservations are highly recommended.

Interesting things to watch for on the tour include a leak test where just-built Corvettes are subjected to a 12-gallon-a-second shower, rare Lime Rock Green Corvettes going down the line and the occasional leftover signage from the days when the plant also built the Cadillac XLR. Ask nicely and you just might be allowed to start a new Corvette for its very first time - we did.

Check out our video below to get a feel for what it's like to walk among the hundreds of C7s being created, and you'll hear from Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter and plant manager Dave Tatman about what makes this car - and this facility - so special.

Continue reading Tour the Chevy Corvette Stingray's Bowling Green plant with us

Tour the Chevy Corvette Stingray's Bowling Green plant with us originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments
autoblog?i=88Slyxnr3Kc:IKj9vCGTI1Q:wF9xT autoblog?i=88Slyxnr3Kc:IKj9vCGTI1Q:V_sGL
88Slyxnr3Kc

/>http://feeds.autoblog.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~3/88Slyxnr3Kc/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!


Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.