2016 Chevrolet Camaro coming May 16

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With a reinvented Ford Mustang and reinvigorated, Hellcat-powered Dodge Challenger on the prowl, it was only a matter of time before General Motors launched a new Chevrolet Camaro.

It’s something GM fans have been waiting for for quite awhile, but the reveal of the sixth-generation Camaro is almost upon us. Over the weekend, GM announced that it will take place May 16 at Belle Isle in Detroit.

The site of Detroit’s annual IndyCar race seems like a pretty good venue, but the best part is that anyone can attend.

While Chevy only “expects approximately 1,000 people,” it’s inviting anyone who wants to show up to RSVP at TheCamaroSix.com. You can head over there for the details, or to download a ringtone of the sixth-yen Camaro’s engine.

What exactly will the car unveiled in Detroit two months from now look like?

In a video (below) patting itself on the back for 500,000 U.S. sales of the current, fifth-generation Camaro, Chevy offered a little tease in the form of a few frames of a camouflaged prototype.

While only glimpsed for a few seconds, it doesn’t seem like the overall shape of the masked Camaro is drastically different from that of the current one, which lines up with previous reports.

Most of the scuttlebutt indicates that the new Camaro will feature an evolution of the current car’s styling, with more dramatic changes under the skin.

The new Camaro is expected to switch to the more compact Alpha platform used by the Cadillac ATS and CTS, cutting weight and shrinking the car somewhat.

V6 and V8 engine options will remain, but the Camaro may also get a turbocharged four-cylinder engine to maintain parity with the Mustang and its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine.

Look for more details to surface over the next few months as the 2016 Camaro’s May 16 reveal date gets closer.