2002 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car


2002 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car

For 50 years, Chevrolet Corvette has represented American performance. In 2002, Corvette also led the pack at two important racing venues: the Indy Racing League (IRL) and the 86th running of the Indianapolis 500. In its IRL pace duties, Corvette wore a two-tone white and Millennium Yellow paint scheme with checkered-flags graphics forming a V for victory on the hood and streaming rearward and downward.

This year’s running of the Indy 500 marked a special milestone for Corvette. It was the fifth ‘Vette to be honored with pace car duties since 1978, the most pace car appearances by a single nameplate. To celebrate the occasion, Chevrolet placed a 50th Anniversary Corvette Coupe at the helm.

The 50th Anniversary Edition also features more standard equipment on the coupe and convertible models, and Magnetic Selective Ride Control, the industry’s fastest and most powerful real-time damping suspension. The commemorative model, available only during the 2003 model year on coupe and convertible models, includes special 50th Anniversary Red exterior paint, specific badging, unique shale interior and champagne-painted anniversary wheels with special emblems. It also feature embroidered badges on the seats and floormats and a shale convertible top.

Corvette Pace Car Highlights:

-Pace car light package
-50th Anniversary decals on hood and doors (Indy pace car)
-50th Anniversary Red exterior paint (Indy pace car)
-Indy Racing League logos (IRL pace car)
-Indy Racing League logos (IRL pace car)
-5.7-liter V-8 engine (50th Anniversary Edition)

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atBowling Green, Kentucky, USA
engineAll Aluminum, LS1 V8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainOHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement5665 cc / 345.7 in³
bore99 mm / 3.9 in
stroke92 mm / 3.62 in
compression10.1:1
power261.0 kw / 350 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output61.78 bhp per litre
torque488.09 nm / 360.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
redline6000
front tiresP245/45ZR-17
rear tiresP275/40ZR-18
front brakesVented Discs w/ABS and Power Assist
rear brakesVented Discs w/ABS and Power Assist
front wheelsF 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Monotube Shock Abosrbers, Selective Ride Control
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Monotube Shock Abosrbers, Selective Ride Control
wheelbase2655 mm / 104.5 in
front track1572 mm / 61.9 in
rear track1574 mm / 62.0 in
length4565 mm / 179.7 in
width1869 mm / 73.6 in
height1211 mm / 47.7 in
transmissionSix-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1
final drive3.42:1