For the first time in 17 years, General Motors will build a production version of an Indianapolis 500 Camaro pace car. Like the pace car itself, the new Indy 500 Pace Car replica will be based on the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
“We set out to build a collectible vehicle that will appeal to the diehard Camaro and Indianapolis 500 fan,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “We believe we’ve done just that.”
The 2010 Camaro Indianapolis 500 pace car is based on the top-of-the-line 2SS Camaro, equipped with RS appearance package. Unfortunately for manual-lovers, the car will only be offered with the six-speed automatic transmission. Special items for the pace car replica include full white rally stripe decals, a special Inferno Orange heritage front grille (which apes that of the ’69 Camaro RS) and engine cover, and 2010 Indianapolis 500 logos placed on the doors, the front fenders, and headrests.
GM will build only 200 copies of this pace car replica, and all will be sold through select dealerships. Based upon sales volumes, GM will choose only the top 187 Camaro dealers to sell the car — equating roughly to one car per dealership. Seeing as they’ll start at $41,950 (including the $850 destination fee), expect these models to move quickly once they hit showrooms later this spring.