Chevy Camaro SS to Pace the 100th Indy 500

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Chevrolet is once again providing the pace car for the Indy 500 and this year it will be a 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition.

One out of the four Camaro SS models will be driven by race team owner and former pro driver Roger Penske. Mechanically, the 2017 model remains the same, which means that under the hood lives a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 455 horsepower.

The race is also celebrating an anniversary this year, with the running of the 100th Indy 500.

A number of visual upgrades come to the 50th Anniversary model including unique wheels, a stripe package, a revised grille, a body-color front splitter and special badges. Unfortunately, the pace car decals don’t come with the standard car.

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A Camaro has paced the Indy 500 eight times in total, while GM vehicles have led the pack for 38 out of the last 45 years.

The 2016 Indy 500 is scheduled for Sunday May 29, 2016.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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