“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.”
Along with Chevrolet’s return in 2012 as an engine supplier, the Corvette Stingray Pace Car extends a legacy at the Brickyard that dates to the racetrack’s early days. Decked out in Laguna Blue Tintcoat with official Indianapolis 500 graphics on the doors, the Stingray Pace Car differs from production models with only track-mandated safety features and strobe lights. No powertrain upgrades are required to run in front of the pack, thanks to its all-new 450-horsepower 6.2-Liter LT1 engine, enhanced with direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation).
The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe goes on sale this fall, with a convertible – featuring a fully electronic top that can be operated remotely with the key fob – coming a few months later.
For more information on the Corvette Stingray, please visit http://www.chevrolet.com/new-2014-corvette/