General Motors has just confirmed that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be the official pace car of the 97th Indy 500. This makes it the 12th time the Corvette has lead the pack at Indy as a pace car, starting in 1978.
“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,” said Jim Campbell, GM vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s performance was influenced by racing, making this prestigious assignment even more fitting.”
This new pace car is finished in Laguna Blue Tintcoat with Indianapolis 500 graphics on the doors. Also, the track-mandated safety features and strobe lights have been added to the Stingray. And thanks to its Z51 package and 6.2-liter LT1 engine, no performance upgrades were necessary to allow this car to run in front of the pack.