No, we’re not talking about an ethanol burning E85-capable Corvette like the Z06 that paced the 2008 Indianapolis 500. We’re talking about Green as in “Bowling Green Metallic” – the most recent shade of Green that last graced Corvettes in 2001. This weekend, NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 will be paced by this Green and White Corvette Grand Sport Coupe while Arctic White Corvette Grand Sport Convertibles will serve as Festival (parade) cars.
Seen in these pictures with the Grand Sport Pace Car and the Festival convertible is NASCAR driver and Corvette ZR1 owner Jimmie Johnson and Rick Mears. Both took the time for some hot laps on the famed 2.5 mile oval race track.
As far as the dark green exterior color, we beg GM to bring it back soon. While it was never one of the more popular colors during its two year run (1,663 or 5% in 2000, 443 or 1% in 2001), you talk to any Corvette owner who has one and they will tell you how great a color it is and the compliments they receive. Besides, Dark Bowling Green Metallic is a close match to British Racing Green, one of the most iconic colors in automobile history.