The red, white and blue Z06 that led the pack at the Indy 500® proved why Corvette® has been honored as the Indy 500® Pace Car eight times by 2006! Now the icon can be yours in this 1:24 scale re-creation that captures every awesome detail of the actual Vette®.
The automobile chosen to pace the prestigious Indianapolis 500® race has always been considered the best that automotive technology can offer. In 2006 a Chevy® paced the race, for a record 17th time. For the 2006 running the Chevrolet® in question was the Z06 Corvette®, and it's the eighth time for a Corvette® to be leading the pack The fabulous Z06 was based on the C6.R Corvette® racer that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four out of the previous five years.
The 2006 Corvette® Z06 Pace car is virtually identical to the models available to the public. The production Corvette® is so racing-ready that it can handle the rigors of pacing with very few additions necessary. In fact, the only changes made to prepare it for pacing were the addition of strobe lights and racing safety gear. The Z06 with its 505 horsepower is capable of 198 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds. It has sophisticated aerodynamics, a suspension that can handle 1.01 Gs in for cornering and large 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels that are a foot wide in the rear.
Pace cars are expected to endure strenuous use. For example, during the last four Indy 500® races, the Chevy® pace vehicles led the field for a combined 186 laps of the total 800 laps driven. That's 2,000 miles! It's no wonder that the high performance 2006 Corvette® Z06 was eminently suitable for pace car duties. For the 2006 race the Pace car featured a patriotic red, white and blue theme. Graphics included an abstract U.S. flag pattern with "Victory Red" and "Cobalt Blue" ribbons flowing across the car with white stars flanking each side. The Americana graphics were more than appropriate for this most famous of high performance American cars.
Limited Edition 5,000