WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu January 10, 2013
Bowling Green GM Plant Awaits Big Reveal of Next Generation Corvette
This weekend has been a long time coming for Corvette enthusiasts. General Motors will unveil the next generation car on Sunday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The reveal couldn't be more exciting for Dave Tatman, manager of the Bowling Green GM plant where the new model will be produced.
"We've had people from the Bowling Green assembly plant traveling to Detroit for almost three years now working with engineers in Detroit side by side on this car," says Tatman.
The 2014 Corvette will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds, and Tatman says the car is literally all new.
"There are only two parts that are common to the current car and to the new car," explains Tatman.
Production on the new Corvette will start mid-year and hit dealer showrooms by the third quarter.
The Bowling Green assembly plant has made a $131 million investmest, including the hiring of 250 additional workers.
Plant tours to the public have been suspended the last several months to maintain secrecy around the new model. Tatman says the tours will remain on hiatus a while longer following this weekend's reveal.