First Lime Rock Green Corvette C7 Breaks Cover
There are literally thousands of race tracks dotting the American countryside, from one coast and border to the other. Some tracks are big, some tracks are small, some are long, and some are short, but only a handful are truly famous. Among them is the historic Lime Rock Park, located in the Northwest corner of Connecticut, which is owned by racing legend Skip Barber.
The Chevrolet Corvette has had a particularly successful history at Lime Rock. To celebrate the long relationship between race car and race track, a special Lime Rock Green color will be offered on the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Corvetteblogger reports that the National Corvette Museum and NCM Insurance were on hand for the reveal of the first Lime Rock Green Corvette C7.
GM has not offered a dark green color on the Corvette since 2001, when the Dark Bowling Green Metallic was offered on the Corvette C5. Lime Rock has long been associated with the color green, as it is located in a sparsely-populated area surrounded by many trees. GM really seems to have captured that foresty feel with the Lime Rock Green color. More importantly though, the first Stingray, driven by Bill Mitchell made its racing debut at Lime Rock back in 1959, before the Stingray name was adopted to the Corvette. So the there is your Lime Rock-Corvette connection.
The show car was equipped with the Z51 package and the 3LT Brownstone leather interior. The Z51 package includes bigger brakes, an upgraded suspension, a specific transmission with closer gear ratios, magnetic ride control, and dry-sump oiling and enhanced cooling to make it more track friendly. For a car painted a color named after a race track, this is only appropriate.