If we are to believe the hype surrounding Chevrolet’s next flagship, this year’s Indy Pace Car will be the last of its kind. In a press release earlier today, Chevy announced their 2019 Corvette Grand Sport will pace the 103rd Indianapolis 500. Presented by Gainbridge, it will be a battle of 33 drivers on May 26th. This car represents the 16th Corvette to pace the race, and the 30th Chevrolet to be chosen as the Indy Pace Car.
As to what we alluded to in the 1st sentence, the 2020 Corvette could possible be a mid-engine design. The current C7 Generation has been in production since early 2013, and it could be the last Corvette to have its V8 up front. Perhaps as a way to celebrate this, 33 additional Pace Cars are being assembled. Known as “Parade Cars” each Indy driver takes part in the IPL 500 Festival Parade.
Chevrolet has not done this since 2007, and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to own one. I also had a ponytail and a crummy job at a bank that ends in “of America”, so I will save you from an attached image. The reason for that anecdote is that Festival Cars hold their value much longer. Everyone wants to envision bringing the field across the yard of bricks, so contact our Chevrolet dealers below to make sure yours is reserved.