Corvette leads the way for a record 12th time as Indy 500 Pace Car

Indy Pace Car features the Z51 package

This Laguna Blue Tintcoat C7 with official Indianapolis 500 graphics on the doors will serve as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car on Sunday, May 26.

Update from Chevy News: The Corvette Stingray Pace Car differs from production models with only track-mandated safety features and strobe lights. No powertrain upgrades are required to run in front of the IndyCar pack, thanks to its all-new 6.2L LT1 engine, which features advanced technologies including direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation). They help produce an estimated 450 horsepower more efficiently.

The year's race marks the 24th time a Chevrolet has served as the official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500, more than any other brand, dating to 1948 with a Chevrolet Fleetmaster. Corvette has led the way a record 12 times, starting in 1978.

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  1. Funny thing is that these car become instant classics/collector “items” when chosen to be one of the few pace cars. For example this one; the 1994 C4 Brickyard 400 Parade Car.

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