Chevrolet has unveiled their new Corvette Z06 pace car which will be used at this weekend's Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.

Chevrolet has unveiled their new Corvette Z06 pace car for this weekend's Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.

Set to be driven by GM executive vice president of global product development Mark Reuss, the pace car is virtually identical to the one that was used at the Indianapolis 500.  As a result, it has an Arctic White exterior with special graphics and strobe lights.

Power is provided by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 650 bhp (485 kW) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque.  It is connected to a seven-speed manual transmission which should enable the pace car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 3.2 seconds.

In a statement, Reuss said “I’m thrilled to drive the Corvette Z06 pace car at this year’s Grand Prix. Growing up here and having the opportunity to help bring this great event to racing fans in Detroit has been very exciting, and the privilege of driving the pace car makes it even more special for me."

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Corvette Z06 pace car unveiled for the Dual in Detroit