2024 Corvette E-Ray to Pace the 108th Indianapolis 500

2024 Corvette E-Ray to Pace the 108th Indianapolis 500: Quickest Production Corvette in History Debuts Electrified All-Wheel Drive

The fastest production Corvette ever, equipped with electrified All-Wheel Drive (eAWD), will guide the field to the green flag on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo Credit: Penske Entertainment: Chris Owens
The fastest production Corvette ever, equipped with electrified All-Wheel Drive (eAWD), will guide the field to the green flag on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo Credit: Penske Entertainment: Chris Owens

The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ coupe, boasting electrified All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and the title of the quickest production Corvette in history, will proudly pace the 108th Indianapolis 500 presented by Bainbridge. On Sunday, May 26, at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Corvette E-Ray will lead the field to the green flag, showcasing its stunning design and technological prowess.

Designed for year-round performance, the Corvette E-Ray’s cutting-edge eAWD system embodies the spirit of both Chevrolet and INDYCAR, combining competition-ready performance with advanced technology. Scott Bell, Chevrolet’s global vice president, emphasized, “We are proud to announce the E-Ray, which is the first electrified and quickest production Corvette ever, will be pacing the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500.”

Electrifying Performance and Unmatched Speed

The 2024 Corvette E-Ray brings together two propulsion systems in one revolutionary package. Its powerful 6.2L V-8 engine is complemented by an electric motor that channels 160 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. This combination creates a total of 655 horsepower, accelerating the E-Ray from zero to 60 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds. The car achieves a quarter-mile time of just 10.5 seconds.

Adding to its versatility is Stealth Mode, enabling the Corvette E-Ray to run purely on electric power for up to 4 miles at speeds up to 45 mph.

Sleek, Functional Design

2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ coupe revealed as the 2024 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car - Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Photo Credit: Penske Entertainment: Chris Owens
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ coupe revealed as the 2024 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car – Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Photo Credit: Penske Entertainment: Chris Owens

A wide and sculpted stance, wider fenders, quarter panels, and fascias contribute to a sleek, aerodynamic presence. Standard ground effects and spoilers enhance the aerodynamic prowess, while matching body-color accents refine the look. Finished in Arctic White with two-tone jet black and natural interior accents inspired by fighter jets, the Corvette E-Ray carries the Indianapolis 500 logos with pride. Carbon fiber wheels and exclusive all-season tires provide a race-ready appearance, ensuring superior performance on any surface.

Side view of the 2024 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ coupe, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo Credit: Penske Entertainment, Chris Owens.
Side view of the 2024 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray 3LZ coupe, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photo Credit: Penske Entertainment, Chris Owens.

Longstanding Legacy of Pacing “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”

As IMS President J. Douglas Boles notes, “It’s only fitting that the quickest production Corvette will pace the field” at the 108th Indianapolis 500. The Corvette E-Ray reflects Chevrolet’s unwavering commitment to innovation and track-tested performance.

Since 1948, Chevrolet has paced the Indianapolis 500 an impressive 35 times, with the Corvette pacing “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” a remarkable 21 times since 1978. This year, fans will witness the groundbreaking Corvette E-Ray carry forward this legendary tradition.

Visit IMS.com for tickets and detailed information on all events and activities during the Month of May.

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