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2017 Chevy Camaro SS 50th Anniversary to become Indy 500 pace car

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The new 2017 Chevy Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will serve as pace car during the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next month. It replaces the Corvette Z06.

This will be the ninth time the Camaro has played the role of pace car for the legendary race, and the 27th time for Chevrolet, dating back to 1948.

Actually, four identically prepared 2017 Chevy Camaro SS cars will be used, all with exclusive Abalone White exteriors featuring “100th Running of the Indianapolis 500” graphics on the doors and the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway wing-and-wheel logo on the quarter panels. Unique 20” wheels are another exterior highlight, while the unique black leather interior features suede inserts and orange accent stitching. 

Under the hood is a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine producing 455 horsepower. 

When it goes on sale this summer, the 2017 Chevy Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will be available in coupe and convertible models, both with Nightfall Gray Metallic exteriors featuring a 50th Anniversary stripe package and badges.