Talk show host Todd Schnitt will be first to build his own Corvette engine

Todd Scnitt with the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The first person to take advantage of General Motors Performance Build Center’s build your own Corvette engine will be Todd Schnitt, host of a Tampa-based syndicated radio show. Schnitt will personally build the 638-hp supercharged small block engine for his new Corvette ZR1.

“As part of the Corvette Engine Build Experience ordering option, a special Chevrolet concierge is coordinating all arrangements with Schnitt,” GM said in a statement. “After the build is completed Monday, the engine will be tracked and sent to the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky., where Schnitt”s ZR1 will be assembled with his engine shortly thereafter.”

“To build my own engine is over the top,” said Schnitt. “When my dealer told me about the option it was like “˜Of course, I”ll do it, sign me up!”. I can”t wait to get there and build my own LS9. It will be the ultimate personalization for my car. I”m anticipating it being one of the coolest things I”ve done in my life. It definitely makes my “˜bucket-list.””

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– By: Omar Rana