April 19, 2018

2019 Corvette ZR1 To Pace 102nd Indianapolis 500

Chevrolet's 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500. - Provided by Chevrolet

Chevrolet's 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500.

Provided by Chevrolet

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday the 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be the official Pace Car for this year's Indianapolis 500.

It will be the 15th time a Corvette has paced the race – more than any other vehicle – but this year’s edition takes the legendary American supercar to another level. The 2019 ZR1 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.85 seconds and reach a top track speed of 212 mph, making it the fastest Corvette ever made.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 Pace Car features:

  • LT5 small block 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine, with 755-hp and 715 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 8-speed 8L90 paddle-shift automatic transmission
  • ZTK Performance Package, which features a stanchion-mounted adjustable carbon-fiber high rear wing, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and performance suspension
  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control
  • Brembo Carbon Ceramic brake system
  • ZR1 chrome-aluminum wheels: 19-inch front and 20-inch rear
  • Standard Performance Traction Management and Electronic Limited-Slip Differential
  • Unique Indy 500 graphics package
  • GM Design fully-integrated safety strobe system
  • Performance Data and Video Recorder
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