INDIANAPOLIS — The 2021 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray hardtop convertible will lead the 33-car field to the green flag for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2021.
The Arctic White Stingray will be the first convertible since 2008 to pace the field.
Chevrolet and Corvette have led the starting field more than any other manufacturer and nameplate. The 2021 race marks the 32nd time for Chevrolet to pace dating back to 1948. It will be the 18th time since 1978 for America’s favorite sports car.
“The 2021 Corvette Stingray hardtop convertible is such a world-class performance car that’s a perfect match to lead the talented field of 33 drivers to the green flag in ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said. “We continue to be grateful for our strong, enduring partnership with Chevrolet and its many contributions to the success of our events and the exciting appeal of competition at the Racing Capital of the World.”
The 2021 Corvette Stingray convertible is powered by a 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine. It will produce 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust — the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette. The Corvette Stingray also features Chevrolet’s first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Nine drivers with Chevrolet engines have combined to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” 11 times, with Rick Mears, Emerson Fittipaldi, Arie Luyendyk, Al Unser Jr., Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power, and, most recently, Simon Pagenaud in 2019.
Team Chevy also has won the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship six times since 2012.