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Build your own Corvette


GM is offering a build-your-own engine option when you buy a 2011 Corvette Z06 or ZR1

Consider yourself a bit of a home mechanic? You could use your skills to build your own Corvette engine.

Chevrolet’s new Corvette Engine Build Experience allows enthusiasts to build the engine for their new car.

Customers who order a 2011 Corvette Z06 or ZR1 can choose an option to help assemble their cars’ LS7 or LS9 engines at General Motors’ Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan. Under the supervision of and support from skilled technicians, of course.

GM spokesman Tom Read says it will take buyers around six hours to assemble, adjust and clean their engine.

When the engine is assembled, a personalized nameplate is added to the engine next to the builder’s name. It is then sent to the Corvette assembly plant for installation in the customer’s car.

The 2011 Corvettes are just going into production and will go on sale soon.

See Chevrolet Corvettes for sale.

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