By   April 20, 2016

50th Anniversary Camaro SS

Chevy Camaro SS

May 29th is the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. For the special race the 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro SS will be used as the pace car. Behind the wheel of the American muscle car will be motorsports legend Roger Penske who is celebrating 50 years as a racing team owner.

To support the race four identical Camaros have been prepared. They feature a white exterior that has “100th Running of the Indianapolis 500″ graphics on the doors. The graphics also feature the iconic wing-and-wheel logo that the famed speedway is known for. The rest of the outside also incorporates styling that is uniques to the 50th Anniversary package.

“Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500 have a long, storied history and it’s an honor to mark the respective milestones of the Indy 500 race and the Camaro simultaneously,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It’s also a privilege to have Roger Penske perform the driving duties, as his team has helped Chevrolet earn four consecutive IndyCar manufacturer titles since 2012.”

“Chevrolet and Roger Penske are inextricably linked to the heritage of the Indianapolis 500,” said J. Douglas Boles, president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “When he leads the pack on May 29th, behind the wheel of the Camaro SS, he will drive the race into its next 100 years and strengthen the bond Chevrolet and Indianapolis forged a century ago.”

You may not be able to just go out and purchase one of the pace cars at your local dealership, but you can purchase a 50th Anniversary package on a Camaro SS or 2LT starting this summer. The package is available in both coupe and convertible form and they come with a Nightfall Gray Metallic exterior that features a 50th Anniversary stripe package and badges. If you opt for the convertible it will come with a black top.

The pace cars differ by the exterior color, but share the rest of the package’s design features including:

  • Specific 20-inch 50th Anniversary wheels
  • Unique grille with satin chrome accents
  • Body-color front splitter
  • Orange brake calipers (front only on LT)
  • Unique black leather interior with suede inserts and orange accent stitching
  • Distinct 50th Anniversary treatments on instrument panel, seatbacks, steering wheel and illuminated sill plates
  • 2LT includes RS Appearance Package.