Rick Hendrick builds his own Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition LS7 engine

Rick Hendrick building his own LS7 engine

Rick Hendrick, one of the world’s most important figures in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing is building his own 7.0L 505-horsepower LS7 engine that will go into his new 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition.

Hendrick is the 13th participant to build his own engine at the build center.

“For me, participating in this engine build is the ultimate connection to my Corvette,” said Hendrick. “This is one of my favorite cars in the world, and now it will be that much more special knowing I personally built the engine. It’s a really unique experience that Chevrolet is offering its customers.”

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The Corvette Engine Build Experience is the world’s most hands-on supercar program and allows customers who order a Corvette Z06 or ZR1 the to build their cars’ LS7 or LS9 engine at General Motors’ Performance Build Center (PBC) in Wixom, Mich.

The Engine Build Experience is a $5,800 option when a customer purchases a Corvette Z06 or ZR1.

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition:

– By: Omar Rana