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Indy 500 pace car selected
fox59.com ^ | 05/02/2013 | uncredited

Posted on 05/02/2013 1:12:53 PM PDT by Abathar

NDIANAPOLIS – For the 12th time, a Corvette will pace the field for the Indianapolis 500.

Race officials revealed Thursday that the 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as the official pace car for the 97th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

The seventh-generation car differs from the production models with track-mandated safety features and strobe lights. Chevrolet said the car’s powertrain will be able to pace the field without any upgrades thanks to its new 6.2L LT1 engine.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: indianapolis500

Nice looking car, even if most of us here wouldn't buy one now.

1 posted on 05/02/2013 1:12:53 PM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Not the Volt?


2 posted on 05/02/2013 1:13:40 PM PDT by jps098
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To: jps098

*snicker*


3 posted on 05/02/2013 1:14:31 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Ever since GM was nationalized, my automotive object of lust (at least among American-made cars) is now a Boss 302 instead of a Corvette. The Vette’s still a pretty cool car, though.


4 posted on 05/02/2013 1:15:07 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: jps098

LOL!


5 posted on 05/02/2013 1:18:15 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I bought one when I returned from Viet Nam in 1970. I paid $5,285.00 in cash. I bet this new one is a bit more expensive. What do you think. I know.....I know...I think the same thing often. Wish I still had the red 1970 rag top vet. :-(


6 posted on 05/02/2013 1:18:22 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I’m afraid I’ll have to request one of each.

The Corvette in the blue and a Grabber Orange Boss 302.

Or Boss 429.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Abathar

Love the front end. Seems to go on forever - like it should be with a Vette. Eff gm though.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 1:19:59 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

She’s a beauty, but no matter how good she is the guys on BBC’s Top Gear will still rip her a new one.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 1:24:25 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

I dunno.... I remember Clarkson’s comparo of the ZL1 versus an Audi R8 V10 and it seems to me that while he thought the Audi was a better car (not to mention faster around their test track), he also thought the ZL1 was LOADS more fun to drive.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 1:28:29 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Ever since GM was nationalized . . . .

I'm kinda' looking forward to wearing my Chevrolet Manchester United jersey next year (but I'm replacing the one sponsored by AIG).

11 posted on 05/02/2013 1:29:39 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Abathar
These guys do engine upgrades on Corvettes.

They even built the V16 that GM almost used in a Cadillac.

12 posted on 05/02/2013 1:31:05 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

and these fellers too

http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/


13 posted on 05/02/2013 1:37:43 PM PDT by advertising guy (clearly, semi automatic high capacity pressure cookers should be banned)
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To: mosaicwolf

“I bought one when I returned from Viet Nam in 1970. I paid $5,285.00 in cash. I bet this new one is a bit more expensive. What do you think.”

Well, I think that if you run the numbers and adjust for 43 years of inflation, especially the Jimmy Carter era, you will find that the new vette may be a bit less expensive. Even though it has a bunch more bells and whistles. It’s kinda like “I remember 25 cent gas back in the 60’s”. But, I also remember working for about $1.00 per hour back in the day. Just saying :)


14 posted on 05/02/2013 1:40:19 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Abathar

I’ve owned 3, but now drive a Honda.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 1:43:07 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Abathar
the guys on BBC’s Top Gear

eets a rubbish kah!

16 posted on 05/02/2013 1:44:04 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: mosaicwolf
hah, I bought a 1967 hardtop for $3500 in 1969 when i returned. 427 cu. in. 435 hp. Man, if I could have somehow been able to afford to keep and maintain that car.

Of course, finding good gas even in 69-70 was sometimes tricky with that beast.

17 posted on 05/02/2013 1:52:00 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Abathar

Looks a lot like a Cormaro. I still will only buy Ford - the ONLY true American car company. The new Mustang would be better choice!


18 posted on 05/02/2013 1:55:35 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: Abathar

Beautiful! and I will be buying one! So far, Government Motors hasn’t screwed up the Corvette!!But give them time, and they will destroy it as well!


19 posted on 05/02/2013 2:08:50 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Abathar

Coulda sworn it was a Camaro from this angle.

20 posted on 05/02/2013 2:25:06 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Maybe it's just me, but it looks downright Japanese from that angle.

Like something Datsun would style, too garish.

21 posted on 05/02/2013 2:28:29 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: True Republican Patriot

I say this as I weep, look at that car! It isn’t a Corvette it is a Corvaro! Damn them. They bastardized both labels.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 2:29:12 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Disambiguator

As do these guys;http://www.lingenfelter.com/


23 posted on 05/02/2013 2:31:44 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Abathar
I was always a no-Fords guy back in the day....

Now, with Obama Motors, I can't even think of buying another Dodge Ram Hemi truck....or even a Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra....

Ford is in my future, as the only American Car Company.

24 posted on 05/02/2013 4:58:56 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Abathar

Saw one of these on the road today. Absolutely stunning!


25 posted on 05/02/2013 5:05:15 PM PDT by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

My sentiments exactly. I used to like Corvettes, but then about 15 years or so ago, they looked like they were trying to copy “European”. Forget it. Mustangs rule.


26 posted on 05/02/2013 6:27:17 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: martin_fierro

Hmm. I like that quarter view from the front at the top of the thread, but from the back...yech. I do not like that rear styling at all.

}:-)4


27 posted on 05/04/2013 6:16:14 PM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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