The North American based automaker Chevrolet has recently announced that the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe will be used as a pace car in the Indianapolis 500.
The new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, which is wearing the 2014 model year in its name, won’t be launched until this autumn, but that doesn’t mean that you have absolutely no chance of seeing it in action. According to the car manufacturer, the model will serve as a pace car in the 97th Indianapolis 500. The Corvette Stingray in question is finished in Laguna Blue and it has “Indianapolis 500” decals and other graphics on its body.
Chevy says that the 2014 Corvette Stingray pace car will be fitted with the Z51 Performance Package, which is adding an electronic limited-slip differential, differential and transmission cooling, dry-sump oil system, new upgraded brakes and an aerodynamic package. The 97th Indianapolis will represent the 12th time when a Corvette has been commissioned for pace car duties and the first ever one to serve as a pace car was the 1948 Fleetmaster.
“It is an honor to help inaugurate the all-new Corvette Stingray at the hallowed Brickyard and further the legacy between Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500. The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s performance was influenced by racing, making this prestigious assignment even more fitting”, said the GM VP of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, Jim Campbell.