In a new video posted on Chevrolet’s YouTube channel, GM North America President Mark Reuss discusses the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pace Car and his experience at the driver training session in advance of the 2013 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix IndyCar dual races that took place last weekend, June 1-2. Mike Conway (Saturday) and Simon Pagenaud (Sunday) scored the Detroit victories.
“My favorite part about driving the new C7 Stingray as a pace car, we have something in the car called active rev matching,” Reuss explains, “so what that does is it blips the throttle and it matches the gear perfectly for you and it makes expert drivers out of everybody. For me that is the most satisfying new feature of the new Stingray.”
The track has recently been overhauled and extended. As Reuss explains, “the track has changed this year as you know, but I love this track. Bud Denker and Roger Penske have added about .3 miles to it so we’re going to see some straights and passing and to me, that new piece of the track is really my favorite part.”
The video features clips of the blue Stingray with Reuss at the wheel running the track. The raw and powerful sound of the Vette accentuates Reuss’ enthusiasm for the latest generation of Corvette.
“To look in the rearview mirror and see all that horsepower and Chevrolet technology that goes into this new generation of Indy Cars is just fantastic. It’s like no other experience in the world.”