2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary EditionA special version of the 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will lead the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next month, personally driven by motorsport legend Roger Penske, who is also marking 50 years as a race team owner. This is the ninth time Camaro has served as the pace car and the 27th time for Chevrolet since 1948.

There are four identically prepared pace vehicles in order to support the race, all with the exclusive Abalone White exterior and the "100th Running of the Indianapolis 500" logo on the quarter panels. The exterior styling also incorporates some elements of the Camaro 50th Anniversary pack.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition

In case you didn't know, there is no other racing team that recorded more wins at the Brickyard than Team Penske. The first victory was achieved back in 1972 and since this glorious year the team managed to dominate the track until today.

But what about the vehicle itself? The 50th Anniversary Edition honors the unique looks and performance features that have always been part of the Camaro soul. The model is offered on 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible models, all with Nightfall Gray Metallic with 50th Anniversary stripe and badges.

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Also, part of the standard feature are the distinctive 20-inch 50th Anniversary wheels, unique grille with satin chrome accents, body-colored front splitter, orange brake calipers, black leather interior, distinctive 50th Anniversary treatments on instrument panel, seatbacks, steering wheel and more.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition

In terms of drivetrain system, the Camaro 2LT comes with a 2.0-liter turbo engine with a total of 275hp (205kW) and a 335hp (250kW) unit as an option. The 2SS features the LT1 6.2-liter V8 with a total of 455hp (339kW), available with six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox. In fact, the 2SS is by far the most powerful Camaro produced.

And here is a list of Camaro pace cars throughout 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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Source: Chevrolet