Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 takes place at Indy 500
Chevrolet has announced the 2013 Corvette ZR1, which will take place at the Indianapolis 500. The competition will start Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race car is designed to celebrate the model's 60th anniversary and final year of production.
Additional content includes a ZR1-style rear spoiler, special badging, gray-painted brake calipers and the "60th" logo on the wheel center caps, steering wheel and seat headrests. An optional graphics package adds full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue, including a tonal stripe stitched into the convertible top, extending the graphic theme over the roof.
"Corvette embodies pure performance, so the ZR1 is a perfect car to pace the most prestigious auto race in the world," commented Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer.
"Chevrolet is a great partner of the Speedway, and we share in the excitement of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the iconic Corvette brand. It's even more meaningful to see a Chevrolet pacing the field at Indy since Chevy has returned as an engine supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series for the first time since 2005.", he added.
Chevy Corvette ZR1 is powered by a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 with 647HP (476 kW) and 818Nm (604 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). The overall weight of the car is just 1520 kg (3353 lbs.).
The ZR1 lapped the famed Nurburgring' Nordschleife ("north loop") in 7:19.63.