UPDATE: Exclusive: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to Pace Indy 500 According to GM Insider

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Prepare to get excited while keeping still and paying attention. An insider close to the GM Lansing Grand River Assembly plant's operations, where the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be made, tipped autoevolution about the debut of the sixth-gen, telling to "look forward to Memorial Day, give or take a few days."
In 2015, we're commemorating the brave men and women who died while serving the Red White & Blue on May 25th. There's no major industry event that day and the New York Auto Show in April is the place of debut for the 2016 Chevrolet Spark, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2016 Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan.

Considering that the Indy 500-mile race takes place 24 hours before Memorial Day, go figure what "give or take a few days" could actually refer to.

Furthermore, the Camaro is no stranger to pacing the Indianapolis 500-miler...

General Motors pitted the Chevrolet Camaro on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to pace racecars in 1967, 1969 (Camaro SS), 1982 (Camaro Z/28), 1993 (Camaro Z/28), 2009 (Camaro SS), 2010 (Camaro SS), 2011 and 2014 (Camaro Z/28), so why wouldn't Chevy continue this trend for the sixth-gen?

Production of the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro will continue through the summer albeit production output will be gradually reduced, leaving the 2016 model year enough leeway for deposits to flow in and for the new-gen to hit dealerships by late fall. Additionally, the golden bowtie manufacturer started teasing the 2016 Camaro only recently, including a neat design analysis of all existing Camaros.

In addition to the aforementioned, the ordering books for the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro will close this summer as the model year reaches the production maturity stage. Of course we recommend to let this tip sink in with a grain of salt, but there's this gut feeling the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro public debut may happen then.

UPDATE: Camino Real Chevrolet of Monterey Park, California says that 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will debut on May 16th. I'm not sure what source told them that, but still, the 16th is just 8 days before what our source suggested. Excited? Let's wait and see how this will pan out. I bet the wait will be worth it!

UPDATE 2: Bad news! The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will have a 60,000-mile/5-year powertrain warranty.

UPDATE 3: A little birdie told GMI Camaro forum moderator Z284ever that "The first pre-production cars were built this week. If you live around the Lansing plant, have your camera phone armed and ready."

UPDATE 3: the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS has been unleashed on video.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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