From the original Stoddard-Dayton, to the modern Corvette ZR1 – these are the best pace cars ever built.

The Indy 500 is considered one of America’s greatest races – and for good reason. The 500 has a long and storied history as one of the most exciting auto events on the planet. This year should be no different. The 102nd annual race kicks off on May 27, 2018, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and alongside its impressive display of race cars, each vying for victory lane, there will be an equally alluring pace car.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will lead the pack at this year’s event. With a 755-horsepower supercharged engine under the hood, it's being touted as the fastest and most powerful pace car ever built. But it got us thinking – what are some of the best pace cars throughout history? Take a look at these 15 examples and see if you agree.

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