DETROIT — Die-hard Camaro fans are invited to the unveiling of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro at 5 p.m. EDT on May 16 at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, General Motors said on Monday.
The 2016 Camaro is expected to arrive at Chevrolet dealerships later this year.
A teaser photo that accompanied the announcement shows a redesigned Camaro badge with a retro look and patriotic colors.
The unusual event — a highly anticipated vehicle debut that takes place outside of a traditional auto show — is free. But GM said space is limited and registration is required.
"Attendance will be allocated with priority given to fans who agree to bring their Camaros to Belle Isle," GM said.
Participants must register at thecamarosix.com.
"This will be an event Camaro fans will not want to miss," said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager, in a statement. "This is only the sixth time we have introduced an all-new Camaro. We wanted to share the moment with the customers and fans who have helped make Camaro both America's favorite performance car for the past five years and a cultural icon since 1967."
The festivities kick off in the morning with a parade lap of Camaros on the Grand Prix track. GM said there will be meet-and-greet opportunities with Camaro designers and engineers, along with a "Camaro Museum" display.
A video of the 2015 Camaro released late last week provided a quick look at a camouflaged 2016 Camaro. The redesign is said to be evolutionary, but with a new front end that features a lower nose.
Edmunds says: The countdown clock has started for car shoppers waiting to purchase a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.