He took the 49ers to Super Bowl 2012, and was quarterback at Colts football team for four years from 1994 -97 while he was named AFC Player of the Year and Pro Bowl in 1995. Harbaugh is Principal at Panther Racing and a racing fan in his own right.
He has always been closely associated with Indianapolis 500 and considers this drive in a pace car as an honor while sitting behind the wheel of a 2014 Corvette Stingray is double the joy. The 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe will be available from this fall and will be fitted with a 6.2 liter LT1 engine sporting outstanding technologies and capacities.
Harbaugh said, “As a longtime racing fan and someone who has always followed the Indianapolis 500, the honor to drive the pace car comes as a tremendous thrill.” “Doing it in the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray makes it even better. It’s an iconic car leading an iconic race.”
Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports said, “It’s great to have a true racing fan like Jim Harbaugh drive the Corvette pace car,” “He personifies the Indianapolis 500’s spirit of competition – and he’s a true athlete, just like the all-new Corvette Stingray.”
Fitted with a direct fuel injection, continuous variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management, teh vehicle records 455 hp with a higher level of efficiency. Price will be in the $51,995 (INR 28,82,602) range which will include $995 destination fee though other incidental charges will be extra.
This weekend, racing enthusiast General Motors North America President Mark Reuss drives the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit. The Corvette Pace Car is on display at the track. Reuss will drive for both Indy Dual races, and takes on Tony Kanaan, last weekend’s Indianapolis 500 winner.
General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said, “The all-new, 2014 Corvette Stingray proved last week at Indy that it’s at home on the racetrack, and we’re excited to bring it home to Motown to pace the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit.” “To be able to drive this car, on this track, in this city, is a huge thrill for me personally, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel to pace this great field.”