2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Unveiled as Indy 500 Pace Car

May 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

INDIANAPOLIS – The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, leading the field to green at the start of the 97th running of β€œThe Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

It marks a record 12th time the Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978.

Decked out in Laguna Blue Tintcoat with official Indianapolis 500 graphics on the doors, the Corvette Stingray Pace Car differs from production models with only track-mandated safety features and strobe lights. No powertrain upgrades are required to run in front of the IndyCar pack, thanks to its all-new 6.2L LT1 engine, which features advanced technologies including direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation). They help produce an estimated 450 horsepower more efficiently.

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C7 Corvette Buffet of Colors Seen at Plant

May 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

A smorgasbord of C7 Corvettes in several colors were spotted at the Bowling Green assembly plant, including Blade Silver, Laguna Blue, Black, Crystal Red and Torch Red.

C7 Corvette Weighs in at 90 Pounds More Than C6

May 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm

The 2014 Corvette Stingray C7 may feature a frame that is 99 pounds lighter than the C6 Corvette, but the total car actually weighs 90 pounds more than the C6.

It’s not all bad news though, as the gain in weight comes on some critical performance parts – direct injection, brakes, driveshafts, the clutch, the fuel tank, etc.

Full 2014 Corvette Seminar from the NCM Bash

May 1, 2013 at 9:24 am

Complete video capture of the 2014 Corvette Seminar from the National Corvette Museum Bash on 4/26/13.