For the 2019 running of the Indianapolis 500, Chevrolet announced that a Corvette Grand Sport Coupe would serve as the official pace car.
The announcement that the 2019 Corvette would be leading the field as official pace car of the famous race was well-received by enthusiasts the world over. It was especially momentous given recent announcements by Chevrolet that a mid-engine Corvette was imminent. While this would be the sixteenth time that a Corvette would serve as the official pace car for the Indianapolis 500, its inclusion in this race was special because of the real possibility that it would be the last of its kind – namely, a rear-wheel-drive Corvette – to ever do so.
The 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Pace Car was finished in Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat. It received unique GM-designed Indy 500 decals and silver racing stripes. It also featured an LT1 6.2-liter V-8 DI aluminum engine with 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque.