buying 2021 Chevy Corvette C8 Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car to Lead the Field Topless

22:40  14 may  2021
22:40  14 may  2021 Source:   motortrend.com

Corvette C8.R ahead of WEC guest starts in Portimao and Spa

 Corvette C8.R ahead of WEC guest starts in Portimao and Spa © Motorsport Images The Corvette C8.R could return to the WEC for the first time since February 2020 The Corvette works team Pratt & Miller (Corvette Racing) is apparently about to make two guest appearances in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the 8 Hours of Portimao and the 6 Hours of Spa. The US works team could use the two European races with the Corvette C8.R to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This is reported by 'Sportscar365', citing several sources.

a car driving on a road: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car 8 © Manufacturer 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car 8

In just a couple weeks, on May 30, the 105th Indianapolis 500 will run at the legendary Brickyard. And another legend will be there to pace the field: the Chevrolet Corvette. The 2021 race will be America's sports car's 18th outing as the pace car, and the second for the C8. This year, the honor falls to a 2021 C8 Convertible finished in Arctic White with black and yellow accents—the first convertible 'Vette to pace the Indy 500 since 2008.

There's a lot that's unique to this car. For one, the stripe package. Ditto the specially-adapted stingray decals. And to help fulfill its pace car duties, there are integrated strobe lights in the headlights, front louvers, and taillights. Perhaps the coolest details are the four lights that are nestled into custom tonneau cover nacelles, which give the blacked-out nacelles a bit of a louver look. They also mean the convertible doesn't have to wear a traditional and unsightly light bar, as some earlier 'Vettes have.

Does This Corvette Belong In A Museum Or On The Road?

  Does This Corvette Belong In A Museum Or On The Road? We really want to know what you think.Every car person has their own beliefs when it comes to these machines that we all gush over. Some are gear heads that see cars trapped indoors as a waste and others believe the best way to enjoy a model's rich historyShowing a haze in the paint and a patina on the mechanical bits, details put in place by years of being left alone, this 1972 Corvette is finished in Steel Cities Gray over a black leather interior. Under the hood is a numbers-matching 350-cid V8 that is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and a 3.36:1 ratio Positraction rear end.

Mechanically, this C8 is stock, utilizing the 495-horsepower LT2 V-8. This 6.2-liter unit is backed up by an eight-speed dual clutch transmission. In our testing, the coupe managed a 0-60 time of a stunning 2.8 seconds and ran the quarter in 11.1 seconds at 123.2 mph—and the convertible shares the same mechanicals. We expect faster and more powerful C8 variants to come, and it's likely that when they're introduced they'll be pressed into Pace Car duty. After all, consider how the C7's pace car line evolved: the regular Stingray took the job for the C7 debut. Two years later, the Z06 had the job, then the new Grand Sport, and finally the all-powerful ZR1.

Maybe next year we'll see a C8 Z06 at the Brickyard? We can only hope.

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