2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 E85 Concept Pace Car review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 5 January 2008 , 07:01:52 byAngela

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Chevrolet Corvette Z06 E85 Concept Pace Car

The Corvette Z06 E85 concept pace car is based on the production Z06 â€" already one of the fastest and most powerful cars on the market â€" and blends its performance with the high-octane, renewable alternative fuel that is derived from a variety of crops grown across the United States.

E85 is blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Its benefits include reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and a reduced dependence on petroleum. GM is the leader in E85 production models, with more than 2.5 million E85-capable cars, trucks and SUVs on the road â€" with more on the way. Chevrolet offers seven E85-capable models in 2008.

Apart from the fuel system and powertrain controller revisions required to run E85, the Z06 concept pace car is mechanically stock. It is distinguished by a unique Gold Rush Green color-shifting paint scheme that changes between hues of green and gold when viewed from different angles and in different light. A subtle checkered flag pattern also is part of the paint scheme. Safety equipment and strobe lights are the only other equipment added to the car.