Turner Lime Rock Edition M3 Project Car: The Last V8 M3

** Updated 02/24/2015 **

Turner Motorsport yellow and blue BMW race cars are synonymous with Lime Rock Park. Will Turner began tracking his first BMW, a 1985 E30 323i at Lime Rock park back in the late 1980s and has since competed in dozens of professional races at BMW's home track. Turner Motorsport has competed in professional races at Lime Rock since 1998. During the mid-2000s the team prevailed at Lime Rock more than any other professional BMW team, with drivers like Connecticut-native Boris Said, Bill Auberlen, and Joey Hand. Auberlen's first race with BMW was at Lime Rock in 1996. He gave us the scoop on the special edition and we were enthusiastically on board.

Apart from its "Limited Edition" quantity or its special edition paint and options, we wanted a "Lime Rock M3" for the sole reason that so much of our history and humble beginnings as a BMW race team and performance tuner take roots from that 1.5 mile road course in Northwestern Connecticut. The fact that the car was associated with Lime Rock was enough for us to necessitate having one of our own. The Lime Rock Edition M3 was the first ever production car named after Lime Rock Park (and hopefully the last).

The limited quantity of 200 and the bright orange paint is surprisingly attractive, but what really makes this car special