Corvette Z06 tapped to hour the Indy 500

The hour automobile for the 107th operating of the Indy 500 scheduled for Might 28 shall be, for the 20 th occasion since 1978, a Chevrolet Corvette. However this one is a little bit other from era hour vehicles.

It’s a 2023 Corvette Z06 hardtop convertible, the primary occasion a Corvette with a folding steel roof has paced the race.

With a manage velocity of 189 mph, the 670-hp Corvette that includes a 5.5-liter V-8 is just about rapid plethora to book up with the open-wheel vehicles within the race. A carbon aero package deal supplies 734 kilos of downforce at 186 mph, greater than any alternative Corvette.

The hour automobile is painted purple raindrops and sports activities a two-tone inner. This marks the thirty fourth occasion since 1948 {that a} Chevrolet has prepared the hour for the Indy 500.