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#108235 - 05/04/11 08:23 PM GM Announces C7 to be Built in Bowling Green
Chewy Offline
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The General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant was packed full of community and state leaders, GM officials, media and supporters of Corvette today in hopes of good news with regards to the future of Corvette and Bowling Green. It was good news indeed as GM North America President Mark Reuss took to the podium and announced their plans to invest $131 million in the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, "This facility is particularly thrilling for me to be at because I've had Corvettes, in fact, Corvette is one of the reasons why I went to work for the company a long time ago," said Reuss.

Reuss announced that the next generation Corvette, the C7, would be produced in Bowling Green and that 250 jobs would be created.

He added that the current generation will continue for about two more years while work happens behind the scenes to update the facility and ensure the Corvette will continue to be the true American sports car built here for many years to come. The C7 model is predicted to be debuted Spring of 2013 for a 2014 model year Corvette.

"As you know Bowling Green is a special place and not just to me and to GM but to Corvette lovers around the world. This place is THE mecca for those who appreciate true affordable sports car performance and they come from the four corners of the globe to see what you do here," said Reuss. "It is amazing and it is inspiring and it is very American."

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#108237 - 05/04/11 10:38 PM Re: GM Announces C7 to be Built in Bowling Green [Re: Chewy]
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So the C7 will be available in somewhere around 2013 but more likely 2014 or later.

Makes buying my 11GS and not waiting a good move. For you folks that were waiting, there are still some good deals on 2011's, but don't wait too long.

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#108245 - 05/06/11 10:10 AM Re: GM Announces C7 to be Built in Bowling Green [Re: Chewy]
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I'll bet that it's delayed further than than.

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#108247 - 05/06/11 09:43 PM Re: GM Announces C7 to be Built in Bowling Green [Re: Chewy]
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So its spring of 2013? Thats not too shabby and not a concern since the Bowling green facility has been guaranteed 131 million dollar investment..

what could they be doing at bowling green that would warrant an investment 10 times what was invested to produce the c6 from the c5?

Must be a big change over? Sounds rather interesting to say the least.

I still think we'll see the c7 before then but if its spring of 2013...I'm ok with that. The c6 is an amazing vehicle.
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#108251 - 05/08/11 11:49 AM Re: GM Announces C7 to be Built in Bowling Green [Re: Chewy]
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Aren't hey going to add another car to be built at BG?

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#108262 - 05/09/11 07:56 PM Re: GM Announces C7 to be Built in Bowling Green [Re: jrose7004]
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Originally Posted By: jrose7004
Aren't hey going to add another car to be built at BG?
According to this announcement they are not...

Some rumors are that all GM carbonfiber parts for all of the GM vehicles deemed to benefit from this weight saving technology will have all the carbon fiber production done at bowling green..

Hence a large portion of the 131 million dollar investment is in being able to produce carbon fiber parts for various GM vehicles including the Corvette..

or so the rumor goes..

Not sure what parts etc..or what vehicles...but thats the rumor of why its a 131 million dollar investment.(and 250 new jobs)
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#108268 - 05/10/11 02:55 PM Re: GM Announces C7 to be Built in Bowling Green [Re: J.B.]
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Thanks for the update
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