The new Corvette Z06 pace car which has been used this weekend at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit has been officially unveiled by the North American based automaker.
Chevrolet has officially pulled the wraps off the new Corvette Z06 pace car. The model in question has been driven by Mark Reuss, the General Motors executive vice president of global product development and it is basically identical to the one used at the Indianapolis 500. This is coming with the special graphics on its exterior, with the strobe lights and the recognizable Arctic White shade.
“This race is quintessential to the world of motorsports and Chevrolet. Mark has always lived and breathed performance cars, so it’s perfect to have him behind the wheel of the most powerful and capable production car ever made by Chevrolet”, said Jim Campbell, the vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports from Chevrolet United States.
As you probably already know by now, the brand new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette is making use of the 6.2 liter V8 engine, in the street-legal version, which is exactly the same as the one used on this pace car. This basically means that it is capable of putting down 650 HP (485 kW) and 881 Nm (650 lb-ft) of torque, connected to either a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. The cheapest version of the performance vehicle starts from 78,995 USD in the Coupe and from 83,995 USD in the Convertible.