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Local plant's "dream car" featured on Science Channel show tonight


General Motors' Tonawanda plant will be getting some national attention tonight as the Science Channel features the Chevy Corvette engine it manufactures on the show "How It's Made - A Dream Car."

There's a "buzz" in the air at the G-M Powertrain Plant in Tonawanda over tonight's "Dream Car" episode. A portion of the episode, which focuses on 2014 Chevy Corvette C-7, was filmed at the plant a few months back.

Plant Manager Steve Finch says it's no surprise the show picked the Chevy Corvette, which he says has a base price of $52,000. Finch says "It's a very, very affordable vehicle for what it delivers - 450 horsepower, 450 foot pounds of torque, 0-60 (mph) in under four seconds - it's an amazing, amazing vehicle."

Finch says film crews spent an entire eight-hour shift learning how the engine is made, from the raw casting of parts to assembly. He adds it will be interesting to see how the show pieces it all together. 

The episode is set to air on the Science Channel tonight at 10 p.m. 

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