By the prestigious American race “500 miles of Indianapolis” Chevrolet has produced a safety car – Coupe Corvette Z06.
The most powerful Corvette in the history of the model will be released on the legendary track in Indianapolis as the pace car. Behind the wheel of the car will take place four-time champion Jeff Gordon NASCAR.
Over the 99-year history of the race at Indianapolis Corvette 13 times will serve as the official pace car – a record number of times for the same model. He first went to the race track in 1978. In addition, the car brand Chevrolet 26 times lead peleton race “Indy 500” since 1948.
Pace car differs from the Corvette series of special color and the presence of warning lights. The track version of the Z06 is equipped with a powerful engine, the presence of sport suspension, limited slip differential with electronically controlled rear axle and more powerful brakes.
Under the hood, placed the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-liter eight-cylinder engine produces 650 horsepower supercharged, direct injection, continuously variable valve timing system, and turn off half the cylinders under light loads. Paired with 8-step “automatic” spending on the sprint to the first “hundred” 2.95 seconds, and a 7-step “mechanics” processes takes 3.2 seconds.
Race “500 miles of Indianapolis” held May 24. Recall that last year Indy500 winner was American Ryan Hunter-Ray, acting on the car Honda-Dallara team of Mario Andretti Racing.