In a bid to create anticipation and excitement for the upcoming Indy 500, 50 identical 2023 Chevy Camaro convertibles were staged at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway just last week.
Named the “Festival Event Cars,” this tradition is designed to get enthusiasts and fans of the imminent Indy 500 excited for the Month of May – which consists of the weeks leading up to the main event. This year, General Motors provided 50 special-edition 2023 Camaro SS convertibles for use at the Indianapolis Speedway, as well as the surrounding areas.
It’s worth noting that this will be the 107th running of the Indy 500, and it will take place on May 28th, 2023.
The exterior of each muscle car features Sharkskin Metallic exterior paint, along with special Indy 500 graphics from GM’s Performance Design Studio. On the interior, each Chevy Camaro receives an Ash Grey colorway adorned in leather.
Additional features include a power-folding convertible top, Brembo front and rear brakes, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT1 gasoline engine, which is rated at 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque.
“These Camaro convertibles are a symbol of the shared passion Chevrolet, IndyCar and the 500 Festival board have for the Indianapolis 500,” Chevrolet Indianapolis district sales manager Mike Quinn was quoted as saying. “Living and working in Central Indiana, seeing these Camaros on the road always reminds me we’re one step closer to May.”
In addition, according to a report from Automotive News, Chevy spokesperson Kevin Kelly stated at the vehicles will be available for purchase by the general public after the Indy 500, likely throughout the Indianapolis area. That being said, there are currently no details on pricing information.