November 27, 2007
Corvette Z06 documentary to air on National Geographic Channel, November 29th
Detroit, Michigan – General Motors announced that the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the Bowling Green, Kentucky Assembly Plant, where the car is manufactured, will be featured on National Geographic Channel’s Ultimate Factories series. The hour-long show about Corvette and Bowling Green Assembly is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. (ET), Nov. 29th.
Production of the show took much of the month of April, as a crew from Michael Hoff Productions Inc. in California spent time at GM’s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan; the Milford (Mich.) Proving Grounds and Bowling Green Assembly. Additional filming was done at Pratt & Miller, which builds the C6.R racing Corvette, and Dana, which makes the space frame for the Z06.
“More than 50,000 people each year get to visit Bowling Green to see Corvettes being built,” said Wil Cooksey Jr., Bowling Green’s plant manager. “While the tours are an incredible experience, the Ultimate Factories crew was able to capture a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making this great vehicle.”
Workers at GM’s Performance Build Center individually assemble each LS7 engine that goes in a Z06. Each 505-horsepower engine is signed by the worker who assembled it.