What's The Greatest Pace Car Of All Time?

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Pace cars have always been a way for automakers to trot out new models, test appearance packages, and create interest in their brands. But not all are created equal. What's the greatest pace car of all time?

We're partial to the Chevy XT-2 Concept Truck. This was a front-engined, RWD camino-style truck built on the F-body platform with a Corvette suspension and the 4.5-liter V6 good for 360 HP and 315 lb-ft of twist. Not bad. It also featured the tuned port injection feature, which provided more power and efficiency than a carburated engine.


Most importantly, it looked awesome. Sort of a futuristic cab-forwardesque ute type vehicle with awful 90s purple paint, flying buttresses and a lightbar embedded into the edge of the roof. It served as a pace car for the CART PPG Indy Car World Series. Sadly, neither the car nor the series made it very far.

What about you? Have you owned a pace car? Lusted after one?

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Personally, I think the WTCC Chevy Cruze wins for best safety car mishap.

As for best looking pace car I would have to say the 1998 Corvette Indy Pace Car is one of my favorites.