2012 96th Indy 500 pace car 2013 Chevy Corvette ZR1. After a three year hiatus, the Corvette returns in 2012 as the Official Pace Car for the 96th Indy 500. The 638-horsepower ZR1 is the most powerful production car ever to lead the Indy 500. And with a sticker price of more than $120k, it may likely be the most expensive. 2013 marks 60th anniversary for the iconic American sports car.Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will pilot the pace car.