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2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car

With a tradition starting back in 1967, the Camaro SS is again the Indianapolis 500 pace car. The car will make its auto show debut at the Indianapolis Auto Show starting on Dec. 26.

Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car

The Camaro SS pace car features an Inferno Orange Metallic paint scheme with White Diamond rally stripes. It is powered by a stock 400 hp 6.2L V-8 and comes with an RS appearance package and leather interior with Inferno Orange interior accents.

Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car

Besides this, there will also be a list of unique features including: 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo painted on doors and embroidered on driver and passenger headrests and on the front fenders, new front grille insert, amber lens tail lamps, safety strobe light system with custom interior light bar in the rear window and all-new GM Accessory floor mats with red and orange accent stitching.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Officials from Chevrolet and Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car at the Speedway’s Hall of Fame Museum today.

Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car

“We’ve enjoyed a great partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the years, and are proud to once again have the privilege of pacing the Indianapolis 500 in a Camaro,” said Jim Campbell, General Manager, Chevrolet.

The 2010 Chevy Camaro Indianapolis 500 pace car is a 21st century sports car that looks to the future with a nod to both the car’s and the race’s heritage. The first year for Camaro to pace the Indianapolis 500 was in 1967, the year the Camaro made its debut. Camaro has since paced the race in 1969, 1982, 1993 and 2009.

This year’s pace car features an Inferno Orange Metallic paint scheme with White Diamond rally stripes that travel from the front to the rear over the top of the body, as well as extending to the instrument panel. The design is a modern interpretation of the original rally stripe that debuted on the 1969 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.

Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car

“Chevrolet has done it again with the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Pace Car, it is simply beautiful,” said Jeff Belskus, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation. “The car’s tribute to ‘500’ history and its sports car feel will be a big hit with our fans, and it will look great leading the Indianapolis 500 field on Race Day.”

This year’s pace car is equipped with a stock 400 hp 6.2L V-8, an RS appearance package and leather interior with Inferno Orange interior accents. The pace car also features unique design cues that further enhance the Camaro’s head-turning design. Features unique to the pace car include:

Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car
  •  2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo painted on doors and embroidered on driver and passenger headrests
  • 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo badges on front fenders
  •  All-new front grille insert that Chevrolet plans to offer as a future Camaro accessory
  • Amber lens tail lamps
  •  Complete safety strobe light system with custom interior light bar in the rear window (no rooftop light bar)
  • All-new GM Accessory floor mats with red and orange accent stitching

Starting at approximately $23,000, and offering an EPA-estimated 29 highway mpg on the V-6-powered car, the all-new Camaro is a budget-friendly sports car that doesn’t sacrifice on performance. Despite the recent economic challenges, the Camaro has overtaken its closest competitor to lead the regular sports car segment in sales for the last six months. Chevrolet sold more than 6,000 Camaros in each of these months.

Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car

The public will get their first look at the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car when it makes its auto show debut at the Indianapolis Auto Show starting on Dec. 26.



4 comments:

This pace car was already stunning and absolutely so striking on its looks, and I must say that I was really so impressed with this one, but how about the interior features of it?

Well it’s like a orange matte of Ferrari and the white matte stripe compliments the authority of orange matte on this Camaro SS. I don’t know why the power output of this car decrease by 25 HP but all-in-all and as a special edition, really not a great offer, sorry.

Okay, that’s why it’s a familiar car for me, it’s like a revival of all Camaro with a futuristic design pallette. The body and interior looks great as well as other features like the event crest logo painted on doors and on the front fenders. A special car by the way.

dang muscle car, looks more aggressive and sporty muscle than the Camaro in Transformers 2.

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