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RACING LEGEND ROGER PENSKE WILL DRIVE PACE CAR FOR 100TH RUNNING OF CLASSIC RACE

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A unique version of the new 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will lead the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. It’s the ninth time Camaro has served as the Pace Car and the 27th time for Chevrolet, dating back to 1948. With 455 horsepower on tap, the Camaro SS Pace Cars require no engine modifications to lead the racing field.

This year’s Pace Car will be driven by motorsport legend Roger Penske, who is marking 50 years as a race team owner. From opening his first Chevy dealership in Philidelphia to Team Penske winning the Indy 500 in 2015, Roger Penske’s collaboration with Chevrolet spans decades.

For 2016, Chevrolet drivers will be looking to build on last year’s results of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, when the top four finishers were powered by Chevy, led by race winner and Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

 

Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition

The 50th Anniversary Edition honors the distinctive looks and performance that have always set Camaro apart. It’s offered on 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible models, all with Nightfall Gray Metallic exteriors featuring a 50th Anniversary stripe package and badges and a black top on convertibles.

The specially prepared Abalone White Pace Cars differ in exterior color, but share the Anniversary Edition package’s stripes and other content features, including:

- Specific 20-inch 50th Anniversary wheels

- Unique grille with satin chrome accents

- Body-color front splitter

- Orange brake calipers (front only on LT)

- Unique Black leather interior with suede inserts and orange accent stitching

- Distinct 50th Anniversary treatments on instrument panel, seatbacks, steering wheel and illuminated sill plates

- 2LT includes RS Appearance Package

The Camaro 2LT comes standard with a 2.0L turbo engine rated at 275 hp (205 kW) and a 335-hp (250 kW) 3.6L V6 is available. The Camaro 2SS features the LT1 6.2L V8, which offers 455 hp (339 kW), making it the most powerful Camaro SS ever. Each engine is available with a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission.

 

Camaro Pace Cars through the years

•        1967 ­ RS/SS Convertible
•        1969 ­ RS/SS Convertible
•        1982 ­ Z28 Coupe
•        1993 ­ Z28 Coupe
•        2009 ­ SS Coupe (2010 model)
•        2010 ­ SS Coupe
•        2011 ­ SS Convertible
•        2014 ­ Z/28 Coupe
•        2016 ­ Camaro SS (2017 50th Anniversary Edition)

 

 

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