A Facebook user sitting in what’s claimed to be the very first 2016 Chevrolet Camaro for public sale seems to be making its waves through the internets. While we’re a little envious that somebody could sit in a sixth-generation Camaro fresh off the Lansing Grand River assembly line, we’re plenty cautious of the claim that this example will be sold.
The man in the video claims that he was able to take the car for a test drive, which would make him one of the few non-GM employees to pilot an LT1-powered Camaro, as only the LGX 3.6-liter V6 variant was available for driving impressions for media at the car’s debut at Belle Isle.
The truth is that this is a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro CTF vehicle driven by Camaro engineers for quality evaluation purposes. This one in particular belonged to chief engineer Al Oppenheiser himself. Have a listen at the link here. 2016 Camaro ordering has opened up just recently, while sales should begin later this fall.
(Update: an earlier version of this story bought into the narrative that the 2016 Camaro in the video was destined for consumers. The revisions take a much more skeptical tone on the claim.)