Reuss to Pace ‘Indy Dual in Detroit’ in 2014 Corvette Stingray
DETROIT – General Motors North America President Mark Reuss, a lifelong racing enthusiast, will drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, presented by Quicken Loans. this Saturday and Sunday (June 1-2).
The Indy Dual in Detroit races are part of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix weekend of racing that begins Friday, May 31. Reuss will drive the Pace Car for both Indy Dual races.
“The all-new, 2014 Corvette Stingray proved last week at Indy that it’s at home on the racetrack, and we’re excited to bring it home to Motown to pace the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit,” said Reuss. “To be able to drive this car, on this track, in this city, is a huge thrill for me personally, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel to pace this great field.”
During the Indy Dual in Detroit, Tony Kanaan will compete to see if he can pull off back-to-back wins, after taking the checkered flag at last weekend’s Indianapolis 500 in his Chevrolet V-6 2.2L direct-injected twin-turbo-powered IndyCar.
In addition to the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will feature races for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series.
Friday, May 31, is Free Prix day, offering spectators the opportunity to take in practice sessions and more at the track without an admission charge. The Corvette Pace Car will be on display, offering an early look at the production model that goes on sale later this summer.
The Corvette Stingray Pace Car is powered by the all-new 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 from the forthcoming production model, which features advanced technologies including direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management to help produce an SAE-certified 460 horsepower with the available performance exhaust system.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe will have a suggested starting retail price of $51,995. The price includes a $995 destination fee, but excludes tax, title and license.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
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