Of all the engine factories in GM's portfolio, all over the world, this
|GM's Powertrain Build facility is located in Wixom, Michigan. (Photo: GM Canada)|
|GM Powertrain takes its history seriously: shown here is a mini-museum charting the history and the horsepower of the small-block V8. (Photo: Jonathan Yarkony, Canadian Auto Press)|
And the fanatics are loving it. The line building V-series engines has to work at over 140 percent capacity in order to meet the insatiable demand, while those working on the Corvette mill run at about 120 percent, and dealers still can't get enough to fill all their orders. In fact, they probably never will, because GM might just want to keep the Z06 and V-cars rare enough that supply never eclipses demand, further enhancing its legend; an exclusivity that is typical for the rarest, most sought-after supercars.
This is the birthplace of LS7s and LC3s, and the only place in
|The Chevrolet Corvette Z06's LS7 starts life was a honking big engine block. (Photo: Jonathan Yarkony, Canadian Auto Press)|