Elon Musk once said that the modern car manufacturer's real product is the factory. Anyone can build a car, the logic goes, but building a factory to reliably produce that car is a real challenge. Thanks to a new video from SavageGeese, we now know what it takes to build a world-beater like the C8 Corvette Z06.
In the video, the two hosts of the SavageGeese channel spend 40 minutes breaking down the production and manufacturing development process at General Motors' Bowling Green, Kentucky plant. They cover both the complex process of assembling the Corvette and the Herculean efforts required to enable that assembly. From worldwide supply chains to vehicle design built to enable speedy production, every step is more complicated than you may assume.
Streamlining that process is key to the Corvette's success. More than any other sports car, it's a product that relies on high production numbers to bring supercar-besting performance to market at American sports car prices. A Z06 is not a cheap car, but it's because of Chevy's economies of scale that a $162,000 Z07-pack car can outrun a $342,595 Huracán Tecnica during Performance Car of the Year.
If you want to know more about how Chevy produces our 2023 PCOTY at scale, SavageGeese's whole video is worth the watch.
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