The roar is returning to Detroit. With General Motors lending its support – along with race legend Roger Penske – the Motor City will again see a weekend of racing next year with the IndyCar series serving as its high-profile anchor.
To mark its own return to IndyCar racing, meanwhile, GM’s Chevrolet division unveiled an all-new open-wheeled car that will feature a new high-tech turbocharged V-6 engine making as much as 700 horsepower.
But to reflect the changing nature of the automotive market, GM’s top American executive told TheDetroitBureau.com that the partners in the annual event will be looking at the possibility of adding a race featuring battery-powered vehicles.
“Detroit is a natural for racing,” proclaimed Mark Reuss, president of GM’s North American operations, during an announcement at the maker’s headquarters along the Detroit River. “The city puts the world on wheels. The roar of the engine simply belongs in Detroit.”