Camaro with 461 PS as Indy 500 pace car

Indianapolis (United States), 19 April 2016

A special version of the 461 PS strong Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th will lead the field Anniversary Edition with racing legend Roger Penske at the wheel, when on May 29, 2016 the 100th edition of the Indianapolis 500 race across the stage.

Penske team wants 17 race victory

Thus a Camaro is used for the ninth time as a pace car, and for the 27th consecutive time a Chevrolet. With four IndyCar manufacturer titles for Chevrolet in a row since 2012 the 79 Roger Penske as a race team owner can boast an impressive Indy autobiography. Chevrolet hoped for 2016 a similarly good showing as last year: by 2015, the four best drove a Chevrolet, including the race winner Juan Pablo Montoya of the Team Penske. It was the second Indy 500 victory for Montoya, the team already the sixteenth has no other team more WINS in this race. It started with Mark Donohues victory in 1972, to the later drivers on the Penske team included Mario Andretti, Al our and Rick Mears, where Mears won equal four Indianapolis 500 races. 2016 team boss Roger Penske wants to now take the 17th victory.

Four white-painted vehicles with special coverage

Four equally equipped pace cars used in this year's race. The white painted cars Motor Speedway carry the inscription "100th running of the Indianapolis 500" on the doors and the famous logo of the Indianapolis a wheel with two wings to the rear Mudguard. They also include the special appearance of the 50th-anniversary package for the Camaro, which enters the summer 2016 on the market in the United States.

The Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition

Features of the 50th Anniversary Edition include a painting in gray metallic and "50th anniversary" label as well as the convertibles a black hood. Special 20-incher, a special grille with chrome accents, a front splitter in body color, Orange brake calipers and black leather seats with orange stitching belong to the package, as well as other interior details. The Camaro is offered strong 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, a 340 HP of strong 3.6-liter V6 and a 461 HP of strong 6.2-liter V8 in the United States with a 279 HP, each with six speed gearbox and eight-speed automatic transmission. The V8 is also the used Camaro SS. Unlike in the United States of the model year Camaro not is 2016 in Germany still on the market. The two-liter turbo and V8 with slightly different specs are announced. (sl)