IndyCar Driver Marco Andretti Gives the Chevy Volt Two Thumbs Up

2013 Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Photo in Grapevine, TX 76051

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You know it says something when the son of one of the most famous race car drivers of our time, and a current IndyCar driver himself, declares the 2013 Chevy Volt “the future”. Marco Andretti, 2006 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, and the Detroit News recently borrowed a 2013 Volt and IndyCar driver Marco Andretti to test the machine’s Woodward performance. However, it wasn’t the horsepower they were testing… it was the efficiency. And boy did the Volt not come up short.

Andretti proved the plug-in electric car with a gasoline engine generator that takes over when the battery is depleted could make an entire 40-mile lap of the traditional Dream Cruise route — from Eight Mile to Pontiac and back — entirely on electric power.  In fact, the four cylinder gasoline engine didn’t even kick in until seven miles after the eco drive. Pretty impressive, don’t you think?

After Andretti finished his drive in the Volt, he was quoted as saying that “this is the future” and that he expects IndyCars also soon will be powered by combination gas/electric drive systems.

“This car’s performance isn’t measured by horsepower, but it is so smooth and has so much torque at the bottom that it really accelerates,” said Andretti. “I am looking forward to this in my racing future.”

So Dallas Ft Worth, we’ve heard it straight from the mouth of consumers and now a renowned race car driver that the Volt is truly the future. Check out this video coverage from the Detroit News, and if you’re ready to check out the 2013 Volt for yourself, head on over to your number one North Texas Chevrolet dealership and get behind the wheel of one yourself.

[Source: Detroit News]
Thanks to Cassidy Schafer for contributing.