• Nov 23rd 2007 at 11:04AM
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The Corvette is no stranger to being used for pace car duty, having led racers around tracks like Indy countless times over the years. Come February, NASCAR will be staging its flagship Daytona 500 race for the fiftieth time, and the two-seater from Bowling Green will be making regular trips out the track to create the appearance of competition whenever an empty beer cup or stray hot dog wrapper lands on the racing surface. In honor of the anniversary status of next years race, the Z06 pace car will blind onlookers with a special, super-blingtastic gold paint job.

[Source: Orlando Sentinel]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Slap a giant wing on there, let it rip around with the NASCAR racers. I bet it would be competitve since the NASCAR cars have restrictor plates limiting power to about 450HP. Plus the new "Car of Tomorrow"(today?) isn't a downforce making machine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      And then some rapper will buy it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wouldn't this be the only OEM RWD car out there, besides the safety trucks?

      NASCAR needs to add some "stock" back into stock car racing. If the car leaves the factory front wheel drive then it should be raced that way too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmm, wonder how many Pace Car replicas they'll sell of this one?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think this is like the pancake makeup that TV reporters use.

      Designed to look good on TV, not in person, especially not closeup in person.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dave, I think the term you're looking for is "Good from far, far from good."
        • 7 Years Ago
        I saw it last week at the Orlando Auto Show. If you can look at it while visualizing it without the obligatory nascar logos, it makes a decent looking Z06.

        Unfortunately, GM has only made about 12 "Gold" painted Corvettes for public sale, then gave up. They just can't get the body panels (all painted separately, in different areas, and on different days) to match up well at assembly.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like an old James Bond movie prop.
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