Vette Videos: Hot Lap Action With the 2012 Indy 500 ZR1 Corvette Pace Car

Dateline: 5.25.12

Ryan Briscoe take a blast in the 2012 60th Anniversary ZR1 Indy 500 Pace Car – calls it, “One hell of a race car!”

This weekend is the 96th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Motorsports, the Indy 500. Over the years, some of the cars that pace the race have become stars themselves. And none more that the Corvette Indy Pace Cars. After all, the Indy 500 is America’s race and the Corvette is America’s high performance sports car, so the relationship is a natural. This will be the 11th time (‘78, ‘86. ‘95, ‘98, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, and ‘08) a Corvette has served as the official Indy 500 pace car.

The last time a Corvette served as an Indy 500 pace car was in 2008 when not one, but two unique Indy Pace Car Corvettes were on hand. A black and silver version was available as an option for Corvette buyers, with 234 Coupes and 266 convertibles sold that year. But the actual pace car was an experimental, Gold Rush Green Z06 running on E-85 fuel. This unique paint was a brilliant candy gold that changed into candy lime green depending on the light and angle of view. I thought for sure this might be a prototype paint for a possible

PS – Ryan Briscoe qualified No. 1 with a speed of 226.484-mph.

PSS – Check out our line of Indy 500 Corvette Pace Cars HERE.

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The Most Powerful Indy 500 Pace Car EVER – 2013 60th Anniversary ZR1 Corvette, HERE.

The Very Rare, Non-Replica Corvette Indy 500 Pace Cars, HERE.

1995 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car – The First “Designer” Indy 500 Corvette, HERE.

Corvette Pace Car Files: 1986 Indy 500 Pace Car Corvette, HERE.

Also, we have new 1×3 vertical and horizontal layoputs of the Corvette Indy 500 Pace Cars HERE.


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