Assembly of the 2014 Corvette Stingray is well under way in Bowling Green, KY. The video above gives a glimpse what life is like from within the assembly plant. While it doesn’t go into great detail it is still fascinating to see the moving assembly line at work.
Having been there myself back in 2010 the video brought back memories. They were building C6 Corvettes at the time. Everything from the base models all the way up to the ZR1s were built on the same line. The plant produces approximately 150 units per day which. In the plant they have on a big board, which resembles a scoreboard, the stats. Stats from time left in hours of operation for the day, cars completed that day in real time, cars completed so far that year, etc. For $7 you can tour the plant yourself. If you go there are certain rules you have to abide by. There is a dress code, no cameras or cell phones, things like that. All information you need to know is available on their website. Tours last about an hour.
After touring the plant, you should take the short drive down the road (practically across the street) and visit the Corvette Museum. Entry is $10 and you can see Corvettes of every year including some concept cars. Many of the cars are on loan by their owners while some are permanent residents.
The new 2014 Corvette Stingray starts at $51,995 and is powered by an all-new 6.2L 460 hp V8 and is put to the ground by either a 7-speed manual or 6-speed paddle shift transmission. It rockets from 0-60mph in just 3.9 sec, 1/4 mile in 12.2 sec, and will do 1.11G on a skid pad when ordered with the Z51 handling package.