Acura NSX Pace Car Proves That Pre-Production Unobtanium Can Still Rule

Acura has teased us with the thought of a new NSX for so long that the thought of one coming in 2016 doesn’t even seem real. Instead, the car can only live in fantasy places made for fantasy cars, such as the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Great choice for a pace car? Yes. Great choice for a pace car.
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Jeff Gordon To Drive Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (And Taunt Travis' Face)

Our esteemed Editor-In-Chief Travis Okulski will be going to the Indianapolis 500 as usual this year. Good news! Travis’ personal nightmare and four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will be driving the pace car, haunting Travis’ every thought from inside a beautiful white Corvette.
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Acura Wants To Dominate The 25 Hours Of Thunderhill With An ILX

Giving us further proof that Acuras look far better in race spec than in Grandpa-spec, Acura released this pretty picture of an ILX that they plan to reveal at the New York International Auto Show alongside their flagship NSX supercar. Behold, this is the endurance racer they're taking to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. » 3/30/15 7:35pm 3/30/15 7:35pm

The View From the Pace Car -Photo Dump

Last weekend I got to try something new. I was asked if I could drive pace car for the Vintage Drivers Club of America during their weekend at Road Atlanta. The extent of my experience at RA was one parade lap around the track in a Mini and watching several Petit Le Mans from trackside. Sprinkle in my 24 Hours of… » 8/02/14 3:44pm 8/02/14 3:44pm

Unemployed Canadian Ford GT Pace Car Goes Up For Auction

While we'll be awaiting the results of an election tomorrow, certain Canadians will be awaiting the results of the auction of a Ford GT » 11/03/08 5:20pm 11/03/08 5:20pm used as a pace car during various Canadian Champ Car races. As there are no more Champ Car races, and with the gone, there's not much more for the pace car to do. There won't be any…

Mercedes SL63 F1 Safety Car and C63 Medical Car Revealed

Mercedes has unveiled the official SL63 AMG pace car and C63 wagon medical car for the 2008 Formula One series. The models' first race will be at the Australian GP in Melbourne next week. In addition to copious amounts of safety equipment, the SL63 has received performance upgrades to make it more capable on the track.

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Chevrolet Reveals Corvette Z06 Pace Car For Allstate 400

One of us had the opportunity yesterday to head down to the little city within a city of Speedway, IN to play a round of golf at the Brickyard Crossing golf course. But it wasn't just a round of golf. Nope, it was a round of golf where we were accompanied by a couple of quasi-media folks and a few Chevrolet-driving… » 7/27/07 2:00pm 7/27/07 2:00pm

Is This the New Monte Carlo Pace Car Edition?

It's not far off from being, literally, a thumbnail-sized shot, but some forum chatter indicates the image to the left could be that of the 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Pace Car edition. The post quotes a dealer, who reportedly said it'll get between 315hp and 320hp and 330 to 335 lb-ft. of torque (in contrast to… » 5/11/06 3:18pm 5/11/06 3:18pm

Jay Leno's Daytona Ride: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Pace Car

Yes, this is the car Davey's referring to in his LA missive that outs Jay Leno on a single "Brokeback Mountain" joke. Leno will drive this customized 2006 Corvette Z06 to pace the 48th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 19 that kicks off the Nextel Cup racing season. The Corvette pace car is mechanically identical to… » 1/06/06 9:00am 1/06/06 9:00am