GM Can’t Keep Up With The High Demand For The Corvette Z06

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It’s a good problem to have.

Despite numerous problems that owners and publications are having with the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, demand for the American sports car is through the roof. To keep up, General Motors (GM) is planning on expanding the Z06’s facilities at Bowling Green, KY. More specifically, GM is planning on investing $44 million into Bowling Green’s Performance Build Center, which is where the automaker’s LT4 motor for the Z06 is built. The mostly hand-built 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is also used in the Cadillac CTS-V sedan.

Despite getting a massive budget to be expanded, the center will continue to offer enthusiasts its Build Your Engine program that allows customers to lend a helping hand in building their car’s LT4 engine. The program will still cost $5,000 and includes a photo and an engine plaque. The expansion will add 36 new employees to the Performance Build Center on its own. The new investment comes after GM recently spent $439 million to accommodate the plant’s new enormous paint shop that is rumored to take up 450,000 square feet of space. Construction is expected to start this summer and should be completed in two years.

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