The last time a Camaro was used as the Official Pace Car for the Daytona 500 was in 1969Enlarge Photo
The particular car that will be used on the February 15 race will be a high-performance Camaro SS decked out in a PPG Cyber Grey paint scheme. Under its hood sits a 6.2L LS3 V8 rated at 426hp (314kW) and 420lb-ft (573Nm) of torque.
Unique elements of the pace car include a fully integrated strobe system with GM-designed custom light bars utilizing Whelen 500 series linear strobes and a fuel-saving Tremec six-speed manual transmission.
Speaking at the unveiling of the Official Pace Car Daytona Speedway president Robin Braig said: “This 2010 model will set the tone for a 21st century sports car, and that's a perfect fit to lead the pack at the Great American Race.''