When it comes to performance, there is no better place to show your vehicle’s stripes than on the racetrack. Chevrolet recently announced that the Corvette Z06 acted as the pace car for the 99th Indianapolis 500, which took place earlier this month. As the fastest car in Chevrolet’s lineup, the Corvette Z06 used this opportunity to stretch its legs, showing off its performance-oriented powertrain.
The Corvette Z06 pace car is a production-spec model that produces 650 horsepower with a supercharged engine and a seven-speed manual transmission. With its performance-oriented ride and power, it is no surprise that NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was chosen to handle this pace car.
This is the 26th time the Chevrolet brand has acted as a pace car in the Indy 500 and the 13th time that a Corvette has been used. The first time the iconic sports car was used as a pace car was in 1978. For more information on the Corvette Z06, stop in to Stalker Chevrolet today!