Tours Resume at the Revamped Corvette Plant
The anticipation for the new Corvette has been incessant for the better part of the year with journalist and Corvette fans clamoring for information on the all-new Stingray. Well, starting this month, the public can get a closer look at the Vette’s birthplace.
Chevrolet announced yesterday that tours of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant will resume Monday, October 14. The plant, which as been closed since last fall, underwent an extensive $131-million upgrade to its assembly equipment for the new 2014 Stingray. Plant tours are only $7 and include a one-mile hike around the production line for an intimate viewing of the processes that bring a C7 to life.
Along with the tours, Corvette’s Museum Delivery, Buyers Tour and Corvette Photo Album programs will resume as well. For a cool $990, buyers will have the opportunity to pick up their hot-off-the-press C7 at the National Corvette Museum next door to the assembly plant with the Museum Delivery package. Dropping another $800 affords buyers the chance at watching their very own Stingray roll down the assembly line while on an extended private tour. Finally, the whole assembly process can be documented and showcased in a 20-plus page, leather-bound photo album for a measly $700.
Tours will be open to the general public and run Monday through Friday at 8:30am, 11:30am, and 2:00pm CDT. Chevrolet says they recommend making reservations when planning a tour of your own.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
The seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette adopts the Stingray name from years past for 2014 and is powered by an all-new, 6.2-liter V-8 that kicks out 460 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 465 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm.
Sixty mph come in a quick 3.8 seconds on its way to a 12.4-second quarter-mile time when equipped with the Z51 package.
Pricing for the 2014 Stingray ranges from $51,995 to $75,625, but expect to pay well over sticker price to grab one as orders are reportedly backed up for the next six months.