Chevrolet Corvette 30th Anniversary Indy 500 Pace Car
Known for their charismatic designs and superior performance, the pack-leading pace cars share a special place in Indianapolis 500 lore. For 2008, a pair of distinctive yet highly differentiated Corvette models will make history at the Indianapolis 500. One highlights Chevrolet’s commitment to fuel solutions and the other marks 30 years of Corvette’s pace car heritage.
The 2008 Corvette 30th Anniversary Indy 500 Pace Car is a black-and-silver commemorative edition that marks the 30th anniversary of the celebrated 1978 pace car – the first Corvette to pace the field at the Indianapolis 500. Chevrolet will produce a total of 500 examples in both coupe and convertible form, each signed personally by Fittipaldi at the Corvette’s Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant.
Commemorating one of the most recognizable Indianapolis 500 pace cars, the Corvette 30th Anniversary Pace Car features a black-and-silver exterior paint scheme that honors the 1978 model – the production replicas of which became instant collectibles. The car continues to stand as an iconic symbol of Corvette’s heritage at the front of the Indy field.
In addition to the exterior color scheme, the anniversary models are equipped with a special, two-tone titanium-color interior, with the Indianapolis 500 logo embroidered on the seats. Coupe and convertible models are available. Each example will also carry Emerson Fittipaldi’s personal signature.
Both the coupe and convertible come equipped with Corvette’s 3LT option package, Z51 performance package and dual-mode exhaust.