2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 will pace the 2018 Indianapolis 500

The 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 is getting ready to be the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27, which is the 102nd running of the race. This year marks the 15th time a Corvette has served as the official Pace Car since 1978 and the 29th time a Chevy has led the race, since 1948.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 Pace Car is powered by a 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine with 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque, that’s mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It also features the ZTK Performance Package with a stanchion-mounted adjustable carbon-fiber high rear wing, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and performance suspension
Magnetic Selective Ride Control. A Brembo Carbon Ceramic brake system sits behind ZR1 chrome-aluminum wheels. It’s finished off with a unique Indy 500 graphics package and a fully integrated safety strobe system.

The Corvette ZR1 Pace Car can reach 60 mph in 2.85 seconds and has a top track speed of 212 mph.

Source: Chevy

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