The big day is almost here! And by big day we mean the countdown is on for the official debut of the all-new 2016 Chevy Camaro.
Chevy says more than 1,000 people are expected at the party tomorrow on Detroit’s scenic Belle Isle. Hundreds of those attending will be Camaro enthusiasts who are bringing their cars – from 35 States and Canada. Spots for the event filled up within hours after Chevy opened the RSVP list to the public. In fact, so many fans wanted in on this 2,400 enthusiasts are still on a waiting list.
“The response really speaks to the passion owners have for Camaro,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “I wish we could accommodate more people on Belle Isle, but we are limited by space for the reveal itself. For those fans on the wait list, Chevrolet will send them an exclusive sneak-preview of the new Camaro just before the rest of the world sees it at the reveal.”
The day-long Camaro celebration begins Saturday May 16 at 8:30 a.m. with a caravan of more than 350 Camaros around the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix course. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. enthusiasts can tour a museum of historic Camaro models, ride in a Camaro Z/28 hot lap around the race course, and drive many current Chevrolet products.
You can follow all of the May 16 events online at thecamarosix.com.
In the weeks leading up to tomorrow’s big reveal, Chevy’s released teaser photo after teaser photo. It’s highlighted the Camaro’s lighter, sleeker, and more aerodynamic body, along with new dual-mode exhaust and “tri-Y” exhaust manifolds just to name a few things. Meanwhile, new drive modes include Snow/Ice, Tour, and Sport as well as a Track mode in the SS model. The SS will also offer Magnetic Ride Control which was previously only available on the ZL1.
Chevy says 70% of architectural components are unique to the sixth generation Camaro, including exterior dimensions, suspension geometry and powertrain components. In fact, only two parts carry over from the fifth-generation model. Those two are the bowtie emblem on the taillamp panel and the SS badge.
In terms of engine, more than 20 percent of the 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine has been tailored to fit the packaging for the 2016 Camaro, including those aforementioned unique, tubular “tri-Y” exhaust manifolds.
Stay tuned for coverage of the big debut.