"Only two parts carry over from the fifth-generation model," said GM in a statement. "The bowtie emblem on the taillamp panel and the SS badge."
Chevrolet spokesman Monte Doran told Edmunds it's too early to divulge pricing, technical specifications or launch timing.
"Alpha provided a strong foundation, but more than 70 percent of the components are unique to the Gen 6 Camaro, including exterior and interior dimensions, an all-new interior, front and rear suspension and powertrain components," said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of global product development, in a statement.
"The minute you see — and hear — the Gen 6, you know it's a Camaro, from the stance to the driving experience to the sound of the small block V8."
In one of the few details provided on Thursday, GM said the 2016 Camaro will include new tubular "tri-Y-style" exhaust manifolds.
The 2016 Camaro will be unveiled during a public event on May 16 at Detroit's Belle Isle park.
Edmunds says: It looks like it's going to be a slow reveal of the 2016 Camaro as GM dribbles out a few details at a time.