General Motors Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant
Every Corvette made today is produced in Bowling Green, Kentucky. See the step by step production of America's favorite sports car on this one-mile walking tour. Tours typically offered Monday-Thursday at 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm and 2 pm. Call or go online for tour schedule and reservations. Internal business matters can cause cancellation of tours; it is best to call ahead. No cell phones, cameras, purses, back or fanny packs. Closed toe shoes only. Must be 7 years or older, school groups must be 3rd grade or above. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time.
The National Corvette Museum also offers indepth, behind the scenes VIP Plant Tours for guests wanting a smaller, more intimate and personal experience.
General Motors Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant
Brief overview video about the plant. Please note: tour prices are now $7 per person, and tour times often change so please visit the Plant website for the most up to date information at www.bowlinggreenassemblyplant.com
NCM Motorsports Park
With over one mile of frontage on Interstate 65 and located across from the National Corvette Museum (NCM) and the Corvette Assembly Plant, the Motorsports Park will be one of the most centrally located and easily accessible driving facilities in the country.
The Park will be situated on approximately 184 acres. The NCM has already purchased 70 acres and is in the process of purchasing and rezoning the remainder. The rezoning is estimated to be completed by the end of the 2011 and the purchase completed by March 31, 2012. An option has been obtained on the adjoining 224 acres that may be used for future park development.
The track will be designed by professionally accredited track consultants in accordance with accepted professional design standards, including Sports Car Club of America specifications.
The top priority of the NCM Motorsports Park will be education and safety.
The National Corvette Museum located in Bowling Green, KY is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit foundation. As the largest car museum in the world dedicated to a single model, the NCM is committed to preserving the Corvette's past, present and future. Our strength comes from our over 36,000 members. Learn more at www.motorsportspark.org.
GM North America President Mark Reuss Announces C7 Corvette to be Built in Bowling Green
Mark Reuss visited the GM Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant to announce plans to invest $131 million in the facility for production of the C7 Corvette. The next generation Corvette is expected to be unveiled in 2013 and be a 2014 model vehicle. Read our complete press release online: http://corvettemuseum.blogspot.com/2011/05/general-motors-announces-c7-to-be-built.html
GM assembly plant
footage from 38 showing the production line ...right thru to pay day! lol
cant help it..I love this sorta stuff.
GM ZR1 Corvette V8 Engine Assembly LS9 and Car
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Animated Assembly of Torch Red Corvette ZR1 Supercharged LS9 Engine
Time Part Name
0:00 Engine Block
0:10 Piston Squirters
0:12 Upper Bearing Shells
0:14 Lower Bearing Shells
0:15 Main Bearing Caps
0:16 Bearing Cap Bolts
0:17 Bearing Cap Side Bolts
0:18 Knock Sensor & Crank Sensor
0:46 Camshaft Retainer & Bolts
0:48 Timing Chain Tensioner
0:50 Cam & Crank Sprocket with Timing Chain
0:53 Removal of Tensioner Grenade Pin
0:54 Oil Pump
0:55 Knock Sensor
0:56 Front Cover
0:58 Harmonic Balancer
0:59 Harmonic Balancer Bolt
1:00 Rear Cover
1:01 Oil Deflector and Nuts
1:03 Oil Pan Sealant
1:06 Oil Pan
1:12 Oil Filter
1:16 Valley Cover
1:18 Valve Guide with Lifters
1:20 Cylinder Head Dowels
1:21 Cylinder Head Gasket
1:24 Cylinder Head
1:35 Valve Seals
1:38 Valve Springs
1:39 Valve Retainers & Keys
1:43 Cylinder Head Bolts
1:44 Push Rods
1:45 Rocker Arm Rail
1:46 Rocker Arms
1:48 Waterpump Gasket
1:50 Vapor Vent Pipes
1:51 Vent Plugs
1:53 Spark Plugs
1:54 Cylinder Head Plug
1:55 Rocker Cover with Ignition Coils
1:57 Oil Pressure Sensor
2:01 Spark Plugs
2:02 Temperature Sensor
2:04 Rocker Cover with Ignition Coils
2:05 Ignition Coil
2:07 Oil Cooler
2:12 Exhaust Manifold Gasket
2:13 Exhaust Manifold
2:15 Spark Plug Wires
2:17 Oil Fill Cap
2:19 Power Steering Pump
2:20 Ignition Coil
2:22 Exhaust Manifold Gasket
2:23 Exhaust Manifold
2:26 Lower Intake Manifold
2:31 Supercharger Rotors
2:37 PCV Tube
2:39 Upper Intake Manifold with Inner Cooler
2:40 Alternator Bracket
2:43 Supercharger Belt Tensioner
2:45 Spark Plugs
2:49 AC Bracket
2:51 AC Pump
2:53 Alternator Belt Tensioner
2:57 Alternator Belt Idler
2:58 Supercharger Belt Idlers
3:00 Alternator Belt
3:01 Power Steering Pump Pulley
3:02 Supercharger Belt
3:03 Beauty Cover Studs
3:05 Beauty Cover
3:15 V8 Engine Combustion
3:44 Steering, Brakes, Craddles, Suspension, Engine, Drive Shaft, Transmission & Exhaust System
4:00 Total Vehicle
Top Gear - Chevrolet Corvette C6 (6.0 L LS2 V8) - Richard Hammond [HQ]_1.mp4
Chevrolet Corvette C6 (Top Gear)
Compared to the C5, the C6 Corvette received a larger passenger compartment, all new bodywork with exposed headlamps (for the first time since 1962), reworked suspension geometry, and in 2008, a larger 6.2 L (380 cu in) engine. Overall, it is shorter and narrower than the C5 to gain wider appeal to the European market. The 6.0 L (370 cu in) LS2 V8 produces 400 bhp (300 kW) at 6000 rpm and 424 lb·ft (575 N·m) at 4400 rpm, giving the vehicle a 0-60 time of less than 4.2 seconds
The C6 comes close to retaining the relatively good fuel economy of the C5, due in part to its relatively low .28 drag coefficient and low curb weight, achieving 16/26 mpg (city/highway) when equipped with an automatic transmission. The manual version is the same at 16/26; like all manual transmission Corvettes since 1989, it is fitted with Computer Aided Gear Selection (CAGS) to improve fuel economy by requiring drivers to shift from 1st gear directly to 4th in low-speed/low-throttle conditions. This feature helps the C6 avoid the gas guzzler tax while achieving better fuel economy.
На автосалоне в Детройте в январе 2004 года представлен суперсовременный Corvette C6 с кузовами купе и кабриолет. Построенный на обновлённой платформе модели С5, имеющий те же подвески, ту же схему с отнесённой назад коробкой передач, С6-й получил новейший мотор объёмом 6,2 л, развивающий огромную мощность и крутящий момент — 437 л. с. и 585 Нм! В 2008 году модель получила улучшенную трансмиссию, выхлопную систему, новые цвета кузова, виды колёсных дисков и улучшенную отделку интерьера. На его базе были созданы несколько модификаций — «заряженный» Corvette Z06. Эту версию отличает широкое использование алюминия в силовых элементах кокпита, алюминиевые же классические пружинные подвески, а также мощнейший 505-сильный семилитровый «движок» LS7; созданный на его основе гоночный Corvette C6.R, надежда и опора марки Chevrolet в серии ALMS и гонках FIA GT. Машина построена частной командой Pratt&Miller, оснащена модифицированным мотором от Z06 и отличается исключительной надёжностью. Последнее качество позволило ей с 2005 года выиграть гонку в Ле-Мане аж пять раз!;экстремальный Corvette ZR1, оснащённый мощнейшим компрессорным 6.2-литровым мотором ls9, развивающим невиданные 638 л. с. Цена этого монстра в США составит 103 000 $ (сравните с 49 000 $ за «просто» С6-й Corvette). Все три машины просто великолепны, правда?
Единственным недостатком современных моделей Corvette является повышенный шум заднего дифференциала (в силу его конструкции). В данный момент клуб Corvette в Объединённых Арабских Эмиратах совместно с компанией ХАДО проводит испытания Corvette Z06 с целью устранить шум.
The Chevrolet Corvette is an American sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. The first model was designed by Harley Earl and introduced in 1953. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the corvette, a small, maneuverable warship. It has been produced in six generations in coupe, convertible, t-top coupe, and targa coupe body styles. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, it is currently built at a GM assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The National Corvette Museum, also located in Bowling Green, documents the car's worldwide history and hosts an annual National Corvette Homecoming. In 2003, the Corvette became the first and only American sports car to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Chevrolet Corvette is often marketed as, and quoted as being "America's Sports Car". The Corvette is the official Sports Car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Twin Cities Assembly Plant - Home Of The Ford Ranger
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Last day of production was on December 16, 2011. Here is a small glimpse at what went on inside the plant as the last Ford Ranger rolled off of the assembly line.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Plant Tour
Visit Us at: http://LTWTV.us - Lets Talk Wheels travels to Montgomery Alabama and the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing facility where they build the popular Elantra and Sonata models. Once you watch this interesting video, I know you will want to take the free tour. Just call 334-387-8019 and make a reservation.
Narration by: Mike Herzing
Videography by: Lynn David Cole
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe - Engineering
Return of the Stingray: The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
DETROIT -- Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with today's debut of the all-new Corvette Stingray. And only a Corvette with the perfect balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.
"Like the '63 Sting Ray, the best Corvettes embodied performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences," said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. "The all-new Corvette goes farther than ever, thanks to today's advancements in design, technology and engineering."
The all-new Corvette Stingray shares only two parts with the previous generation Corvette. It incorporates an all-new frame structure and chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs. Highlights include:
An interior that includes real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials, two new seat choices -- each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support -- and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens
Advanced driver technologies, including a five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to the fit the driver's environment and a new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time
An all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine combines advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system that delivers more power while using less fuel
Lightweight materials, including a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel; composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels; carbon-nano composite underbody panels and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance that supports a world-class power-to-weight ratio
A sculptured exterior features advanced high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting and racing-proven aerodynamics that balance low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability
Track-capable Z51 Performance Package including: an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability.
"Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history," said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. "We knew we couldn't use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over."
The new Corvette Stingray will be built at GM's Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant, which underwent a $131-million upgrade, including approximately $52 million for a new body shop to manufacture the aluminum frame in-house for the first time.
"We believe the Corvette represents the future of modern performance cars because it delivers more power, more driving excitement and better fuel efficiency," said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. "The result is better performance by every measure. The 2014 Corvette delivers the fastest acceleration, the most cornering grip, the most track capability, the best braking performance and what we expect to be the best fuel economy ever for a standard Corvette."
The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.