It’s not every day that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant receives an order to make a car for the company CEO, but this week the workers from UAW Local 2164 assembled a 2015 Black Corvette Z06 Convertible that will be shipped to GM’s headquarters in Detroit for General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra.
Mary took the reins at GM in January 2014 just in time for the North American International Auto Show, and coincidentally, the launch of the C7 Corvette Z06. The sports car obviously made an impression on the newly minted CEO too. Now, a year and couple months after the highly acclaimed sports car’s launch at NAIAS, she finally gets to sample the “technological tip of GM’s spear” (quoting Fehan) – the 2015 Corvette Z06.
Mary’s new Corvette is both a 650-horsepower performance machine and yet a nice boulevard cruiser as well. That’s because the Convertible is outfitted with both the Z07 Performance Package and the new 8-speed automatic transmission. The Black Z06 Convertible has a black top, black aluminum wheels and the only splash of color comes from the yellow Brembo brake calipers.
The Chief’s Corvette Z06 also comes equipped with the Stage 1 aerodynamics package based on the rear spoiler. The front spoiler is part of the Dealer PDI and so that will be installed when the car gets to Detroit.
Here are four photos from a plant worker showing the Corvette Z06 Convertible inside the Bowling Green Assembly Plant as workers give it the same care and attention that all Corvettes receive following their assembly:
So what do you think of Mary Barra’s new ride? We think it’s great that of all the vehicles in GM’s fleet that she chose a Corvette Z06 Convertible. The 8-Speed Auto and Stage 1 Aero Package would make this car a terror at the track but you’re more likely to see it on Woodward Avenue with its top down. And speaking from personal experience, anybody that has ever driven the Woodward Dream Cruise would be most appreciative of GM’s new 8-speed automatic!
Enjoy the new Corvette Z06 Mary!
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