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roadie2991 02-26-2009 03:14 PM

2010 Camaro Indy 500 Pacecar!
 
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Feb. 26 it has selected the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro to pace the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24, 2009.

The Camaro Pace Car was unveiled during a ceremony at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum with IMS President and Chief Operating Officer Joie Chitwood, and Indianapolis 500 winners Johnny Rutherford, Al Unser Jr. and Eddie Cheever Jr.

"The Chevrolet Camaro first paced the Indianapolis 500 in 1967 with one of the most loved Pace Cars of all times, followed by the 1969 Indy 500 Camaro Pace Car with the hugger orange paint scheme," Chitwood said. "Just 40 years after that car made its mark as a Pace Car favorite, we're pleased to have Camaro return to the streets and to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to start our Centennial Era."

2009 marks the fifth time the Chevrolet Camaro has been selected to pace the Indianapolis 500 (1967, 1969, 1982, 1993, 2009). It will be the 44th time a General Motors vehicle has paced "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," with 20 by a Chevrolet.

Powered by the 6.2-liter LS3 all-aluminum Chevy V-8, the all-new 2010 Camaro produces 426 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. It features a Tremec six-speed manual transmission and 3.45 axle ratio.

No drivetrain or suspension modifications are required to prepare the Camaro for its Pace Car duties. The only modifications to the vehicle include a fully integrated strobe system, including a GM-designed custom light bar utilizing Whelen 500 series linear strobes.

The car carries a bold paint scheme for the Indianapolis 500, created by GM Design. More information on the production version of the all-new 2010 Camaro can be found at chevy.com/camaro.

The 2009 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car driver will be announced at a later date.

radz28 02-26-2009 03:14 PM

Good catch!

radz28 02-26-2009 03:16 PM

Eh - site's all locked-up...

fsuredneck 02-26-2009 03:25 PM

Anyone know the date and time of the race?

radz28 02-26-2009 03:26 PM

She sure is purdy :D

rmyers 02-26-2009 03:27 PM

Nice.......it was sure awesome to see it at Daytona. Did everyone catch that it was the first time since 1969 the Camaro paced Daytona!

radz28 02-26-2009 03:27 PM

05-24-09

JMAN311 02-26-2009 03:28 PM

That's cool that it's the official car. But honestly it looks like they threw this together in a 1/2 a day. The Daytona car looked a lot more planned out.

ddennis 02-26-2009 03:29 PM

What is the grill badge? it is not a SS or Z28 looks like X5??

My vote is NOT CGM:sm0::respekt::respekt:

Rallysport 02-26-2009 03:31 PM

Sweet! I wonder if we will be able to buy a limited edition copy? Hmmmmm?;)

JMAN311 02-26-2009 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ddennis (Post 309871)
What is the grill badge? it is not a SS or Z28 looks like X5??

My vote is NOT CGM:sm0::respekt::respekt:

It's SS, the sun is just shining right on it.

roadie2991 02-26-2009 03:54 PM

I wonder when they will start accepting orders for a Pace Car Camaro? I'm not going to cancel my order to wait for it, but maybe some of you that haven't ordered yet will want one. :headbang:

MarkSS 02-26-2009 04:03 PM

Great that the Camaro will pace the race, but its too bad they didn't do a white car with either blue or orange graphics to connect to the 1967 and 1969 pace cars. I am not thrilled with the graphics package on this car.

Hillbilly 02-26-2009 04:14 PM

something about those pics doesn't look real. I think its a photochop image

mitchell87 02-26-2009 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Hillbilly (Post 309955)
something about those pics doesn't look real. I think its a photochop image

X2

CamaroScotty 02-26-2009 04:26 PM

So they need a driver......Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

PQ 02-26-2009 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Hillbilly (Post 309955)
something about those pics doesn't look real. I think its a photochop image

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I agree it looks thrown together a little but I like it.

Shifty 6 02-26-2009 04:35 PM

Eddie Van Halen called he wants his car back.


How hard would it have been to paint the thing white and put some nice orange stripes down the hood and deck?

TJ91 02-26-2009 04:40 PM

It doesnt look as nice as Daytonas, the tails shouldve been red as well, are these real? lol

bballr4567 02-26-2009 04:46 PM

Whats funny is that the red is the same pattern as the black camo paint job!!

Looks far better than the Daytona pace car!

TheMadHatter99 02-26-2009 04:47 PM

I'm with the "doesn't look as nice as Daytona" crowd, but it is nice to see ever increasing publicity for it.

RT21 02-26-2009 04:53 PM

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I agree with most here ... I think thy DaYtona color scheme was waY better

D1BADZ 02-26-2009 04:54 PM

Crazy graphics, But I agree great exposure!

aldaran 02-26-2009 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by TJ91 (Post 309986)
It doesnt look as nice as Daytonas, the tails shouldve been red as well, are these real? lol

Same tails as the Daytona one. They match the amber light bar on the top.

RT21 02-26-2009 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Hillbilly (Post 309955)
something about those pics doesn't look real. I think its a photochop image

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Originally Posted by irpq11 (Post 309972)
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I agree it looks thrown together a little but I like it.

Another link: http://www.indystar.com/article/2009.../1052/SPORTS01

Just crappy paint job.


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