Innovation has become the latest trend as many automobile companies are going ahead to come up with their own innovative engines for their future cars. However, many racers have now entered the race and they are using their own experience to build their own customized engines. Recently, it was announced that Rick Hendrick, one of the world’s foremost NASCAR champion racer is now building his own 7.0L 505-horsepower LS7 engine that he will fit into his Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition car.
Corvette has always come up with something interesting for the car buyers and racers and recently they came up with Corvette Engine Build Experience program where they would allow Corvette Z06 and Corvette ZR1 to have an option to assemble their own engines the way they want it. This hands-on super car program is available at General Motors Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan. Talking about his own engine building experience, Rick Hendrick said that he has always been a Chevy enthusiast and has a passion for switching gears which is why the experience of building customized engine at GM’s assembly plant is a real privilege and memorable experience.
He further went on to thank all the people at the Performance Build Center for giving this opportunity and said that he learned a lot from the people around and found it incredible to spend some time with such talented people who know a lot about how to create some of the best engines in the world. He also said that it was good to see and have first-hand experience of how these top quality engines are being made which most drivers never get to see when they are on the race track.
The Corvette Engine Build Experience is a $5,800 option that buyers get when they buy Corvette Z06 or ZR1. Although, the company makes sure that the local transportation and other facilities are provided to the customers, but travelling to Detroit and back home is customer’s responsibility, but concierge can help with ticket bookings. Hendrick is the 13th participant to build his own engine and he said that Corvette Z06 is one of his favorite cars and it’s good to know more about your favorite car engine.