Camaro during a Brickyard

Posted on 28. May, 2016 by in GM Canada


Camaro during a Brickyard

Nine gait cars snippet a story of Camaro and a Indianapolis 500

2016-05-27

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INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 27, 2016) – Among a milestones surrounding a 100th using of a Indianapolis 500 this weekend is Chevrolet’s bequest as a central gait automobile – an honour it has hold some-more than any other manufacturer.

A singular chronicle of a new 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will lead a margin on Sunday, May 29, driven by motorsports fable Roger Penske. It’s a 27th time given 1948 that a Chevrolet has served as a gait automobile and a ninth time for Camaro.

Chevrolet collected examples of all 9 Camaro gait cars during a Brickyard for a retrospective demeanour during a particular pattern and prolongation stress that done any of them leaders of a pack.

1967 Camaro RS/SS

The Camaro served as a Indy gait automobile in a initial indication year. A primary gait automobile was prepared along with an relating backup and any was powered by a 396-cubic-inch Big Block V-8 offering in a Camaro SS. In further to a tangible gait cars, a series of equally embellished Camaro models – white with blue stripes and blue interiors – were used as festival and VIP vehicles during a events heading adult to a race.

1969 Camaro RS/SS

Distinguished by a distinguished orange-over-white paint scheme, a 1969 Camaro Indy gait automobile stays one of a Brickyard’s many tangible gait cars. Like a 1967 model, primary and backup gait cars were built, any with a 396 Big Block. Chevrolet also constructed 3,675 replicas that have turn cherished gourmet vehicles.

1982 Camaro Z28

Marking a introduction of a third-generation Camaro, a 1982 gait automobile was powered by a specifically prepared all-aluminum Small Block V-8 engine. It was driven by former Indianapolis 500 leader Jim Rathmann, who also gathering a 1969 Camaro gait automobile 13 years earlier. Chevrolet constructed 6,000 replicas.

1993 Camaro Z28

Coinciding with a launch of a fourth-generation Camaro, a 1993 Camaro Z28 gait automobile featured a adventurous black-and-white paint intrigue highlighted by kaleidoscopic ribbons – with a relating interior. The engine was a new Z28’s prolongation LT1 engine, rated during 275 horsepower. Chevrolet constructed 645 replicas, including 125 that were used as festival cars during a track.

2010 Camaro SS (2009 Indianapolis 500)

The introduction of a fifth-generation Camaro was distinguished during Indianapolis with a fifth Camaro to gait a race. Powered by a prolongation 6.2L LS3 engine rated during 426 horsepower, it compulsory no opening modifications to lead a field. “Transformers”star Josh Duhamel gathering a gait car. Chevrolet didn’t furnish central replicas, though 25 likewise styled festival cars were built.

2010 Camaro SS (2010 Indianapolis 500)

Wearing an Inferno Orange extraneous with White Diamond racing stripes, a Camaro returned to a Brickyard for a usually back-to-back coming as a gait car. It was driven by “Good Morning America”anchor Robin Roberts, who was usually a second lady to expostulate an Indy gait car. Chevrolet constructed about 200 replicas, including 50 that were used as festival cars.

2011 Camaro SS

Camaro scored a three-peat as a gait automobile in 2011, this time dressed in a white-and-orange thesis that paid loyalty to a iconic 1969 gait car. It was driven by racing fable A.J. Foyt, who was awarded a Camaro gait automobile when he won a 1967 Indy 500, though reportedly declined it since it didn’t have air-conditioning. Chevrolet built 500 replicas of a retro-styled 2011 Camaro SS gait car.

2014 Camaro Z/28

Driven by three-time Indy 500 leader Dario Franchitti, a 2014 Z/28 gait automobile was a many track-focused Camaro to lead a race. It was powered by a prolongation 7.0L LS7 V-8, that was rated during 505 horsepower, and featured high-performance apparatus such as carbon-ceramic stop rotors behind large, 19-inch fake aluminum wheels.

2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition

Four equally prepared gait cars were built to support a race, all with disdainful Abalone White exteriors featuring “100th Running of a Indianapolis 500” graphics on a doors and a iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway wing-and-wheel trademark on a entertain panels. They also incorporate a extraneous cues and graphics that are singular to a Camaro 50th Anniversary package that goes on sale this summer.

About Chevrolet in Canada

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