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Is GM Hinting at More LT-Powered Performance With $44-Million Investment in Bowling Green?

With the recent sales success of the C7 Corvette Z06, GM is investing big bucks in the Performance Build Center.

Phillip Thomas Dec 10, 2015
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That’s a department name we can get behind: “Performance Build Center.”

General Motors is behind it as well, and in January of 2016 will begin to invest $44-million into the specialty performance engine department of the Bowling Green, Kentucky, plant that also rolls every Corvette through its assembly line.

Although it recently moved from Wixom, Michigan, to Bowling Green, the Performance Build Center has been responsible for the assembly of the General’s more unique high-performance engines, like Cadillac’s now-obsolete supercharged 4.4L Northstar V8, GM’s LS3, LS7, and LS9, along with newer supercharged LT4 engines. This is also the facility that allows you to build your own Corvette engine, which is still a wildly unique experience for performance car buyers. While the LT1 is assembled at the Tonawanda Engine Plant in Buffalo, New York, the Performance Build Center has specialized in the lower-production, high-performance V8 engines that General Motors has produced, such as the outgoing C6 Corvette Z06 and ZR1, Camaro Z/28, and current C7 Stringray Corvette Z06.

With the new 2016 Camaro coming on-line and a cornucopia of performance models to undust for the new sixth-generation ponycar, it’s no surprise the Performance Build Center is looking to add 36 more employees to its team. We’re still fiending for the new ZR1, ZL1, and Z/28, you know.

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