In 2002, Corvette led the pack at the 86th running of the Indianapolis 500. The 86th 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.