CORVETTE GRAND SPORT TO PACE 101ST INDIANAPOLIS 500
Track-honed model advances legacy and is 14th Corvette to pace the iconic race
INDIANAPOLIS — The Corvette Grand Sport is the official pace car for the 2017 Indianapolis 500 and will lead drivers to the green flag on May 28 for the 101st running of the legendary race.
It marks the 14th time a Corvette has served as the official pace car, starting in 1978, and the 28th time a Chevrolet has led the field, dating back to 1948. No other vehicle has served as the pace car more than the Corvette.
“Chevrolet is proud to once again pace the Indianapolis 500,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “The Corvette Grand Sport’s performance capability and motorsports heritage make it the perfect choice to pace the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport pace car features: 460-hp (343 kW) LT1 direct-injected V-8 engine with dry-sump oiling and active exhaustEight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissio…