Following a Corvette Grand Sport in 2017 and a Corvette ZR1 in 2018, the Grand Sport returns for the three-peat run. Before that, a Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition paced the 100th Indy 500. This is the 16th time a Corvette has commanded the charge during the "The Greatest Spectacle in in Racing."
In addition to the shiny Tintcoat, the Grand Sport wears a unique Indy 500 graphics package. Corvette fanatics remember the Grand Sport is essentially a Z06 without the extra power. It features a performance suspension with Magnetic Ride Control, a carbon fiber ground effects package, competition sport bucket seats, and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes behind 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels. Its 6.2-liter LT1 V8 makes 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
As of yet, Chevy has not announced who will drive. Catch the pace car in action on Sunday, May 26.