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1985 Corvette Indy Concept Car

Built in 1985, Corvette Indy was first shown at the Detroit Auto Show in 1986. Dubbed a research vehicle, the Corvette Indy showcased Chevrolet’s advanced technology. The “centerpiece” of the car was a mid-ship mounted twin-turbo intercooled 2.65-liter 32 valve DOHC Lotus-designed V8 Indy engine. The engine was nicknamed for its cousin, the Chevy Indy V8 racing engine. Horsepower has never been published, but is estimated at approximately 600. Four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and an active suspension were a few of the advanced technologies showcased on the car. A CRT screen mounted on the dash provided rearward vision via a remote camera. Indy incorporated many “advanced” technologies that are now standard on the 1997 Corvette, including ABS braking, electronic traction control and electronic throttle control.