UPDATE: Mary Barra announces 400 new jobs & 2nd Shift at Corvette Plant.
We told you last week that the 8th-generation Corvette will be unveiled on July 18th. In the meantime, what does this mean for the workers of the Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky? We will know later today when GM CEO Mary Barra makes a major announcement at the factory.
The National Corvette Museum is located next door, and their Facebook page serves as the official media outlet for enthusiasts. But their post also says that local government officials and representatives from the United Auto Workers will also be present. If the UAW is invited, it is probably great news.
Last year, GM spent $439 Million to add a second assembly line and a new paint shop. If you look closely at the mirrors on the prototype, there is a small profile of Zora Arkus-Duntov. As Corvette’s Chief Engingeer for 30 years. He always wanted a mid-engine AWD Corvette Supercar, and we might be getting close to seeing one.
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This allowed the performance engine center to be located on-site, as it was located in Wixom, Michigan for years. In addition to building the Z06 and ZR1 engines, they also build the Blackwing V8 for the Cadillac CT6-V. So something wild will probably start production once the final C7 is shipped to Barrett-Jackson Northeast on June 28th. The black Z06 is being auctioned with all proceeds going to families of 9/11 victims. Whatever she says, we will update this ASAP. Tell us what you think of this in the meantime.