The lucky folks over at Road and Track magazine ordered their very own 2014 Corvette Stingray to add to their long-term test fleet. When optioning out the shiny new ‘Vette, they chose the $990 museum delivery option, which allows you to go down to Bowling Green, Kentucky and scoop your new car up from the National Corvette Museum, rather than your local Chevrolet dealer.
Chevrolet’s Bowling Green Assembly plant, where the Corvette has been built since 1981, is located right next to the NCM, so R&T popped over to the plant for a short tour when picking up their new wheels. When in Rome, right?
During the tour, R&T learned a few things they hadn’t previously known about Bowling Green, which they affectionately refer to as Corvette heaven. For example, you’ll never see two Corvette convertibles in a row on the assembly line, as the convertible top takes a little longer to install, so two drop-top ‘Vettes in a row would slow down the production line. There are 13 other interesting points like this and an array of nice photos from inside the plant, so be sure to check out their article.
If you’re looking for more photos from inside of the plant, which normally doesn’t allow photography, we here at GM Authority also toured the plant last year and came back with a few photos, which you can check out right here.