Making its fifth appearance as the official race pacer for the Memorial Day classic, this specially outfitted 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS will bring a bit of old and a bit of new to the Brickyard next May 30. On the heritage front, the latest version of the SS coupe is finished in Inferno Orange with Diamond White stripes that Chevy calls a modern-day interpretation of the original rally ribbons that were seen on a Camaro that led the 500 field to the start back in 1969. As for modern touches, the 2010 pace car incarnation is fitted with a unique grille insert that Chevy plans to offer as an accessory later in the year as well as special floor mats with red and orange accent stitching that also will be available through Chevrolet dealers.
Beyond the requisite assortment of exterior decals, this high-profile Camaro Coupe preps for Speedway duty by adding amber taillamp lenses and an internal-mount strobe light system on the rear package shelf. It also upgrades its RS appearance package and leather upholstery with Inferno Orange interior accents and Indianapolis 500 logos embroidered in the front seat headrests. Power comes from the stock 6.2-liter V8 that sends its 400 horses to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. Prior to 2010, the Camaro had been the Indy 500 pace car in 1967, 1982, 1993 and 2009.