GM unveils Indy 500 Pace Car Replica Corvette

Business Materials 3 February 2007 13:08 (UTC +04:00)

(www.autoinsidernews.com) вЂ" General Motors revealed the special edition 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Corvette Convertible yesterday. A Chevrolet Corvette will pace the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27, 2007. The 2007 race marks the ninth time Corvette has served as the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500. Chevrolet will offer 500 replicas of the official pace cars.

Chevrolet and Corvette have a long, storied history at Indianapolis, and the new pace car special-edition commemorates that heritage with what will surely be an instant collectible, said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager, reports Trend.

The Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Corvette Convertible will feature a host of unique enhancements, including Atomic Orange paint, special Indianapolis 500 exterior graphics, Z06 rear spoiler, special rims, seats with embroidered Indianapolis 500 logos, interior trim plate and pods painted Atomic Orange and Atomic Orange engine covers.

All of the replicas will be powered by the Corvette's standard LS2 V8 and be equipped with the Z51 performance package. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with the six-speed paddle-shift automatic optional. Navigation system and OnStar are standard.

Pricing for the pace car replica convertible is $66,995 MSRP, including destination. The paddle-shift six-speed automatic is the only option, which brings the price to $68,245. TThe Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Corvette Convertible will be available beginning this spring.