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Monte Carlo Indy 500 Pace Car

Chevrolet's Special Vehicles Department, led by Jon Moss, developed thenew Monte Carlo pace car based on the 2000 model year production car. The pace car is astock Monte Carlo with a few modifications (e.g., increased engine cooling, air inductionand horsepower, and a lowered suspension) that enable it to perform its pace car duties inthe harsh environment of professional racing.


Engine: 3800 Series II V6

Displacement (cu. in./cc): 231/3791

Type: 90-degree OHV V6

Fuel induction: Sequential Fuel Injection

Air induction: New inlet snorkel w/increased area and special airfilter

Horsepower @ rpm: 230 @ 5200

Torque (lbs.-ft.) @ rpm: 250 @ 4000

Compression ratio: 9.5:1

Cylinder head: Cast iron

Bore x Stroke (in.): 3.80 x 3.40

Bore x Stroke (mm): 96.52 x 86.36

Exhaust pipe type, diam. (in./mm): Wheel-to-Wheel, 3.0/76.2

Exhaust resonator type, inlet/outlet size (in.): Walker, 3.0/3.0

Muffler type, inlet/outlet size (in.): Aluminized steel, 2.25/2.25

Oil cooler type/size (in.): Earl's #41610/7 x 4 3/4 x 2

Power steering cooler type/size (in.): Earl's #21006/7 x 2 x 2



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