Chevrolet Returns To IZOD IndyCar With New V6

November 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Chevrolet officially announced the return of the brand to the IZOD IndyCar series from 2012.

The new car will be built in collaboration with Ilmor Engineering, and will be powered by a brand-new twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V6 racing engine powered by renewable E85 ethanol fuel. They will also supply Team Penske with this engine.

Chevrolet Returns To IZOD IndyCar With New V6 chevrolet indy

Chevrolet competed previously in Indy-style competition as an engine manufacturer in 1986-93 and 2002-05 with V-8 engines, winning 104 races, powering six driver champions, and scoring seven Indianapolis 500 victories.

“Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been a proving ground for manufacturers since Louis Chevrolet, our co-founder, first raced here in 1909,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Our return to IndyCar as Chevrolet enters its centennial year is natural. At the same time this engine program will be a showcase for the efficient and powerful engine technologies that parallel new Chevrolet vehicles like the Camaro, all-new Cruze compact and Equinox crossover.”

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