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Corvette Returns to 2017 Indianapolis 500 as Pace Car



A Corvette Grand Sport will lead the 101st running of America’s most loved drain chugging challenge.

The Indianapolis 500, a race where drivers figure out who will drink a container of drain quickly in the wake of winning, has a sparkling new pace auto for its 101st cycle.

General Motors proceeds with its absurd 21-year mastery of giving Indy 500 pace autos with the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. The Grand Sport is, basically, a Z06 without the supercharged V8. While it conveys a great part of subordinate hardware as the most effective Corvette, it depends on the base model’s LT1 V8.

Still, 460 strength is nothing to wheeze at. We had a Corvette Grand Sport at the track a year ago, and we called it the best of both universes, offering phenomenal execution at a value that isn’t by and large hostile. It won’t out-race the autos taking part in the Indy 500, however, no one would anticipate that the pace auto will do that.

This is the fourteenth Corvette to get pace auto obligations at Indy, and it’s the 28th Chevrolet to do as such. Generally speaking, GM has provided 52 distinctive pace autos, not all of which are as ordinary as the ones I just said. The driver of the current year’s pace auto has not yet been declared, but rather since the race happens over Memorial Day end of the week, it won’t be too well before we discover.

Chevrolet is on a tear in the IndyCar arrangement. It’s as of now won five producer titles in succession, with the 2016 season seeing a Chevrolet take the checkered banner in 14 of 16 races.