The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible will serve as the official pace car for the 107th Indianapolis 500 scheduled for Sunday, May 28.
This particular Corvette
Z06 Convertible is finished in what we believe is one of the car’s most
underrated colors: Red Mist Metallic. It also features forged aluminum
wheels with a Tech Bronze finish and has various Jet Black and Sky Cool
Gray accents. The obligatory Indy 500 logos have then been applied.
“We are honored to be pacing the 107th Running of the Indianapolis
500 with the Corvette Z06 convertible,” Global Chevrolet vice president
Scott Bell said. “Chevrolet and INDYCAR share the same spirit of
competition, and we are proud Z06 will lead the pack across the bricks
at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
This year’s race will mark the 34th time that a Chevrolet has paced the event and the 20th time that it has been led by a Corvette.
“As we celebrate the rich history of the Corvette Pace Car at IMS,
it’s amazing to see the evolution of these cars on and off the track,”
added Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles. “The
hardtop convertible on the 2023 Corvette Z06 is just another example of
the Chevrolet innovation that translates from track to street.”
Much like the hardtop Corvette Z06
the Convertible is powered by the a 5.5-liter V8. This engine is the
most powerful naturally-aspirated V8 ever fitted to a production car and
delivers 670 hp and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque. Not only is this
engine very powerful but the presence of a flat-plane crank also makes
it one of the finest-sounding supercars on the planet, somewhat
resembling the soundtrack of naturally-aspirated V8s once built by