The Chevrolet Corvette is no stranger at the fabled race. The Corvette has paced the race 19 times since 1978. Sarah Fisher, who is also no stranger to the track, will pilot the pace car. She is a former IndyCar Series driver and team owner and is the fastest woman in Indy 500 history.
The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car is a 70th Anniversary Edition finished in White Pearl Tri-Coat Metallic. Chevrolet’s Performance Design studio fashioned the stripe package especially for the new pace car, gaining inspiration from the 70th Anniversary badging on the door.
“The Chevrolet Team is proud to pace the Indianapolis 500 for the 33rd time, while celebrating 70 years of Corvette,” said Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “It’s only fitting the Indianapolis 500 will be the first race the 2023 Corvette Z06 paces, a truly special moment for Corvette and INDYCAR fans around the world.”
The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the most powerful, naturally-aspirated V8 to hit the streets. The new Z06 is powered by a 5.5-liter LT6 which produces 670 horsepower. It’s paired to a dual-clutch Tremec eight-speed automatic transmission.
You can see the new 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace the race on Sunday, May 29 live on NBC starting at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Photo credit: indianapolismotorspeedway.com