Fresh from a new report out of Autoevolution comes news the long awaited 2016 Chevrolet Camaro could show face at the Indy 500 and then even serve as a pace car, according to an unnamed General Motors insider.
Autoevolution cites the mysterious Lansing Grand River employee saying to “look forward to Memorial Day (May 25), give or take a few days.” It’s been rumored the new Camaro would receive some sort of unveiling outside of the auto show circuit, giving credibility to the Indy 500 debut (May 24). Yet we have our doubts, even though Chevy has used high-profile races to debut vehicles in the past.
That said, the debut certainly won’t happen in New York, where Chevrolet will have its hands full with the extremely important 2016 Malibu and new 2016 Spark. Meanwhile, Cadillac will unveil its CT6 sedan, keeping things mighty busy.
Regardless, the timeframe seems to be narrowing for an official 2016 Camaro reveal, and the Indy 500’s late May date puts it in the realm of plausibility. This is because orders for the current 2015 Chevrolet Camaro will close this summer, possibly allowing time for the next-generation Camaro to begin trickling off the production line soon.
For now, take this in the most provisional way possible: one large grain of salt.