Pontiac To Offer Limited Edition Daytona 500 Pace Car for 1998
(Daytona Beach, FL.) - In 1959, a Bonneville convertible paced the field for the inaugural running of the Daytona 500. This would begin a tradition that has seen Pontiac lead the way before the Great American Race more often than all other automakers combined. Pontiac will, again, serve as the Official Pace Car for the 40th annual Daytona 500 with a Limited Edition model of the 1998 WideTrack Grand Prix GTP. And Pontiac is giving racing fans a chance to put the same car in their driveways. A limited number (2000) of the special edition vehicles have been produced for sale at select Pontiac dealerships across the country. The Limited Edition model of the 1998 Grand Prix Daytona 500 Pace Car features some unique enhancements, including; Ram Air dual-port hood, Gulf Blue paint, unique torque star 16"aluminum wheels and the 40th Annual Daytona 500 cloisonne door emblems and decals. "Thc Daytona 500 is the biggest motorsports event in the country, " said Bill Heugh, brand manager for Pontiac Grand Prix. "It stands for quality and excellence, exactly what we strive for with the Pontiac Grand Prix."
In additional to the pace car above, the Motorsports
Performance Design company in Indiana takes a stock GT or GTP from Pontiac and gives
it the MPD F1 option.
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For the 2000 model year, 2000 of these Pace Car replicas were produced.
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