The 2020 Corvette Stingray will function the official tempo automotive for this yr’s Indy 500 going down on Sunday, August 23.
The C8 Corvette in query is painted in Torch Red and sports activities the Z51 efficiency bundle. It has additionally been geared up with the excessive wing spoiler, floor results bundle, Carbon Flash exterior accents and badge bundle, GT2 bucket seats, and a particular Indy 500 livery. Sitting behind the wheel will probably be GM president Mark Reuss.
“It’s truly an honor to have the opportunity to be behind the wheel of the mid-engine Corvette Pace Car at such a historic race as the Indy 500,” Reuss mentioned in an announcement. “The 2020 Corvette Stingray is the result of a close collaboration between the Corvette Racing and production engineering teams, setting a new benchmark for supercars around the world.”
This would be the 17th time a Corvette has served because the Indy 500’s official tempo automotive and the 31st Chevrolet to steer the sphere since 1948.
“This is a continuation of our outstanding partnership with Chevrolet,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles added. “We’re so grateful for all that Chevrolet has contributed to the success of our events. The Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray is a world-class machine rich with speed, performance and excitement, perfectly suited to pace the ‘500’ field.”
This month’s Indy 500 was scheduled to have a 50 per cent capability crowd because of the coronavirus pandemic however, earlier this month, it was confirmed that no followers will probably be in attendance. The race will probably be proven on NBC within the U.S. and kick-off at 2:30 PM ET on Sunday, August 23.