As General Motors announces major consolidation efforts for Global Powertrain, the company has announced that it’s relocating the activity done at the GM Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and share a roof with the Corvette assembly facility. The move will cost $3.5 million and is set to take place by the first quarter of 2014
The facility, which employs 29 people, hand-builds the LS3, LS7 and LS9 engines for the Chevrolet Corvette (and Camaro), and is also where GM builds its crate motors such as the LSX454 engine. The consolidation makes sense, as it will eventually allow customers to combine the experience of watching their Corvette being assembled while participating in the build of their vehicle’s high-performance engine, if they so choose. GM is currently keeping quiet as to just what those engines will be, but it’s a surefire chance that the new LT1 will eventually find itself on that line.