Last week in the days leading up to Corvette FunFest, we actually found ourselves back in Bowling Green at the Corvette Assembly Plant with a group of auto writers who were assembled by our friends at Mobil 1.
After touring the new Performance Build Center where the new LT4 supercharged engines are being assembled by hand, some of the group ventured out onto the floor of the plant and that is where this 2015 Corvette Z06 in Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic was spotted.
The brand new color for 2015 has been our “white whale” for some time now as we’ve been chasing it down since we’ve first heard the color would be offered in April at the NCM Bash. We saw a fuel door in Carlisle and a painted hood at the NCM Anniversary Celebration so we knew it would only be a matter of time before a full car was produced.
Ideally, Daytona Sunrise needs to be seen outdoors to be appreciated fully, but at this point we are happy just to see a fully painted car in the new exterior.
Credit for this photo goes out to Eric Weiner of Automobile Magazine who posted the car to his twitter feed last week. I was busy stuffing pistons into an LT4 block (using Mobil 1 as a lubricant) in the PBC and didn’t quite get out as far onto the main production line floor.