Speeds in excess of 200 mph aren’t usually a big deal at the Indy 500, but this year will be a little different. After all, that terminal velocity isn’t for a racecar, it’s for a pace car: The 2013 Chevy Corvette ZR1. The fastest, most powerful Corvette ever to reach dealerships will hit the Brickyard on May 27 as the fastest, most powerful production car to ever pace the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
“Corvette embodies pure performance, so the ZR1 is a perfect car to pace the most prestigious auto race in the world,” said Jeff Belskus, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation. “Chevrolet is a great partner of the Speedway, and we share in the excitement of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the iconic Corvette brand. It’s even more meaningful to see a Chevrolet pacing the field at Indy since Chevy has returned as an engine supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series for the first time since 2005.”