Chevrolet has unveiled the 2010 Camaro SS, which will be supplied to the Indianapolis 500 as a pace car. The Inferno Orange metallic muscle car marks the sixth time that a Camaro has paced the 500 since its debut in 1967. The highly anticipated event takes place at the Brickyard on May 30.
Jim Campbell, General Manager of Chevrolet, said that it has had a "great partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the years' and that it is proud to have this privilege once again.
The 2010 Camaro is equipped with a stock 6.2-litre V8 engine that generates 400hp. The 2010 Camaro boasts of accessories that include an all-new front grille insert that Chevrolet plans to offer as a future Camaro accessory, 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo badges on front fenders, amber lens tail lamps, and 2010 Indianapolis 500 event logo painted on the doors and embroidered on driver and passenger headrests.
Jeff Belskus, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, calls the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Pace Car as "simply beautiful." He expects that the car's tribute to the race's history will be a big hit with the fans.
The Camaro already has a head-turning design and this is enhanced even further with the pace car having unique design cues. One such feature is the event logo of the 2010 Indianapolis 500 painted on the doors and a badge on its front fenders.
It has even been embroidered on the headrests of the driver and the front passenger. It carries the latest front grille insert which Chevrolet intends to offer in the future as an accessory to the Camaro. The tail lamps now have amber lenses.
The distinct designs are not limited to the exterior as the inside has the GM Accessory floor mats with the orange and red accent stitching. It has a safety strobe light system that comes with the custom light bar in its rear window.
There is no rooftop light bar though. This new Camaro is powered by a V-6 engine and has an EPA-estimated highway rating of 29 mpg. With a price starting at around $23,000, this Camaro is budget-friendly but does not forgo performance.
Even with the current economic downturn, the Camaro has managed to take the lead over its closest competitor in terms of sales over the last six months. Chevrolet has been able to sell Camaros in excess of 6,000 units for each of the months.
Everyone will be able to get the chance to see the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 pace car for the first time as it makes its official debut during the Indianapolis Auto Show which starts on December 26. Chevrolet has been one of the most well-known and best-selling brands in the U.S.
The brand is also considered as one of the world’s fastest growing automakers. The company offers fuel solutions from "gas-friendly to gas-free." In addition to having two hybrid models, Chevrolet also offers nine models, all of which carry an EPA-estimated rating of at 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
It is estimated that Chevrolet has sold more than 2.5 million units of its cars powered by E85 biofuel. To know more, visit the brand’s website at www.chevrolet.com