Announced yesterday as the official pace car of the 2012 Indy 500, the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is a familiar beast to most of us. For those that have driven it, it's all the more impressive.

In pace car guise, the ZR1 wears a light bar atop its roof, and a bunch of vinyl, but otherwise is marked out from the typical ZR1 only by its 2013 year-model status and 60th Anniversary package.

Here, you'll see it lapping the Brickyard. It's the 11th Corvette and the 23rd Chevrolet to get Indy 500 pace car duties.